Director, Grants and Contracts

  • Children’s National Health System
  • Washington DC, DC

This position has been filled.

Children’s National Health System and Research Institute is seeking a Director of Grants and Contacts. Children’s National Health System has been serving the nation’s children since 1870 and is ranked among the top five pediatric hospitals in the country. As the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington DC region, Children’s National Health System is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia and Atlanta. Children’s National’s internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals treat more than 300,000 patients each year, who come from throughout the region, nation and world. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the primary academic affiliation for faculty at Children’s National Health System.

About the role

The Director, Grants and Contracts will hold primary responsibility to assure sponsored activities performed at Children’s National with non-profit and for-profit sponsor’s meet all institutional, local, federal and sponsor guidelines, rules, policies and laws. This position will include interpreting regulations and rules of Children’s National and sponsors to provide guidance to faculty and research personnel and resolve problems in the preparation and submission of sponsored grants and contracts.

The Director will oversee the day-to-day operations of the office of Grants and Contracts. This role will serve one of the institutional officials and is responsible to deliver pre-award and non-financial post-award services. The Director will assist to plan, coordinate, and supervise the activities of the Pre-Award Office, to develop and administer procedures designed to comply with appropriate regulations for the administration of government, non-profit, corporate and cooperative grants and contracts, and for the interpretation and application of such procedures and regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • JD, PhD, MS, MPH or MBA is preferred.
  • 5 years management experience as a manager/director in Sponsored Project Programs
  • 8 years of experience in the processing and preparation of research grants and/or contract proposals and in their administration.
  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Register, Office of Management and Budget Circular’s A-133, A-1 10 and A-122, IACUC, and IRB guidelines.
  • Advanced technical competence in wide range of research compliance issues; advanced legal knowledge in contract negotiations as it applies to sponsored research; superior ability to manage relationships with researchers, staff, sponsors and regulatory agencies; experienced and proficient in balancing regulatory compliance requirements against practical needs and limitations; highly experienced program development and problem-solving techniques.
  • Extensive experience interacting effectively with all levels of employees, including executive staff, junior and senior scientists, as well as officials from external organizations.


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