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Grants & Finance Coordinator (Tufts Job #15001465)

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All applications must be submitted through the Tufts Human Resources website. Please do NOT contact ChildObesity180 staff to apply.


ChildObesity180 is a program within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (Friedman School). The Friedman School brings together biomedical, social, political, and behavioral scientists to conduct research, educational, and community-service programs to improve the nutritional health and well being of the populations in the United States and throughout the world. Childobesity180 is a national leader in childhood obesity prevention – blending scientific evidence and rigor with innovation and experience from the private sector to develop, implement, evaluate, and scale high-impact initiatives that will reach 80% of children ages 5-12 in the US. Childobesity180’s unique value proposition rests in the ability to leverage the experiences, intellect, and assets from multiple sectors to address one of society’s most pressing public health problems – childhood obesity. Without bold, widespread, and equitable effort, this epidemic threatens to widen the disparities gap, cripple our nation’s health care budget, decrease productivity, and erode quality of life. Childobesity180 is committed to do all that it can to drive impact and accelerate progress by providing leadership, collaboration, and partnership at senior levels across a range of organizations that are positioned to play a role in reversing the trend of childhood obesity.

This position provides comprehensive support for pre- and post-award financial management within ChildObesity180, a program within the Friedman School. The Program Coordinator, Grants and Finance plays a key role in the financial and administrative preparation of all grant applications, with a specific focus on federally funded applications. This position provides general financial support in all post-award management systems, including support for staff and external vendors in the contracting process. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for assisting program staff with management of several initiative budgets.

This position plays an important role in ensuring that ChildObesity180 upholds university and funder financial guidelines to maintain ChildObesity180’s excellent financial standing. This is accomplished through supporting oversight for all of ChildObesity180’s spending mechanisms and by assisting the Grants and Finance Administrator with day to day administration of ChildObesity180’s portfolio of grants and gifts, in close coordination with the Friedman School’s Associate Director of Sponsored Research Administration and the Office of the Vice provost for Research Administration.

The employee's work is critical to appropriate management of grant funds and accurate related documentation.  Their responsibilities are instrumental to ensuring that grant records are maintained properly and that funds are spent within the limits established by the granting institutions, the Friedman School, and the university. This is accomplished by working with ChildObesity180’s finance team, project staff, the Friedman School’s Associate Director of Sponsored Research Administration, the Office of the Vice provost for Research Administration, and other Tufts offices. This employee is also responsible for submitting accurate budgets in grant applications to ensure that if/when proposals are awarded, the necessary funds are available to carry out the proposed work.



Bachelor's degree with 2 years' experience. Proficiency in MS Office.


  •     Bachelors or Masters Degree with 3-4 years of experience
  •     Accounting or Business Administration background/experience.  Ability to quickly learn and understand the University policies and procedures, and disseminate information to faculty and staff regarding pre- and post-award management.
  •     Strong technical, accounting, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  •     Ability to interact with diverse populations at all levels in a professional manner
  •     Ability to work independently and with flexibility within an engaging and high-energy group


Some domestic travel. Ability to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, nights, and weekends, in order to collect data, meet a deadline, execute an event, etc.



A call for applications for summer 2016 internships will be posted in early 2016.