Coordinator-Grants & Contracts

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Atlanta, GA

About the Job

The Coordinator Grants and Contracts will be responsible for coordinating departmental activities related to federal, non-federal, industry and private sponsored extramural grants, contracts and subawards, from the initial preparation phase of the application process through closing.  This position will also be responsible for training departmental faculty and staff on how to submit these types of grants; working collaboratively with both internal and external customers of the grants to develop and systematically coordinate financial operations and contracts; developing departmental policies/procedures and staff training related to the processing of all grant records while assisting with general and administrative policies, procedures and training.  


The selected candidate will work with faculty and other team members in an Oncology research division with the development and submission of grant applications.  This candidate will also work with pre-award and post-award central offices at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to ensure that extramural research funding applications are submitted appropriately, timely, and in accordance with funding agency submission guidelines, and once awarded, properly managed with regard to allocated expenses, required progress reporting and close out activities.  The position will also make sure documentation of expenditures is consistent with St. Jude policies and funding agency regulations (NIH, NSF, etc.) after funding is awarded.


  • Coordinates the grant submission process with faculty
  • Serves as the department liaison with Grants and Contract Management Office staff
  • Ensures fiscal responsibilities for managing grants based in the department
  • Coordinates special projects as assigned by the Administrative Director/Manager
  • Manages sensitive and confidential department information and at collaborating institutions as they relate to grants within the department
  • Maintains and continually develops professional competencies by actively pursuing educational and training opportunities for career and professional


  • Bachelor's degree in business, healthcare administration, or related field required

  • Four (4) years of administrative experience in a healthcare or academic setting which includes grants and contractual or financial processing and budgetary experience required

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