Strength Through Diversity
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Roles & Responsibilities:
Mount Sinai’s Arnhold Institute for Global Health (AIGH) is an academic institute that develops global health solutions and generates evidence that these solutions can be replicated at scale. We specialize in global health systems and implementation research. Our global research programs generate evidence about how to build and sustain better health care systems.
AIGH seeks to build deeper, more effective, and innovative global academic partnerships. Through stronger partnerships we can build stronger, resilient health systems that provide quality care to our world’s most vulnerable people. We do this by unlocking the diverse pool of knowledge, expertise, and resources found in our academic and health system partners to strengthen healthcare delivery systems that are able to understand, adapt, and grow to meet the health needs of the communities and populations our partners serve. We work across our tripartite mission to deliver high quality care, to educate healthcare providers, and improve care through research.
Our focus is on improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable people. Each of our partnerships include a primary health system and academic partner committed to providing care to communities that are the most in need in Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, and New York.
The Department of Global Health and Health System Design at Mount Sinai conducts rigorous research on global health solutions, with a focus on how to build and sustain better health care systems in collaboration with the AIGH global partners. Our faculty investigators are clinician-scientists and multidisciplinary researchers whose portfolios include research such as strategies to enable community health networks in Nepal to keep newborns alive, investigating models of care to support lifelong HIV treatment programs for children and adolescents in Kenya, managing multiple chronic conditions for adults in rural Ghana, and evaluating the best strategies for long-term follow-up of COVID-19 survivors in Queens, New York. The department seeks to develop robust, well-funded, collaborative research teams who generate global health evidence as part of a department that embodies and advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Grants and Finance Coordinator for the Department of Global Health and Health Systems Design (Department) and the Arnhold Institute of Global Health (Institute) is an entry-level position intended to provide support to the grants and financial administration of the department. Reporting to the Associate Director of Finance and Human Resources, the Grants and Finance Coordinator work closely with the Grants Manager, to manage Department and Institute funds, including the pre and post-award management of extramural funds.
The primary responsibilities will include assisting with the grants pre and post-award management process, emphasizing financial reconciliation, budget planning, and projections across departmental accounts following the departmental and institutional processes.
· Assist with Federal, sponsor, and institutional compliance regulations such as attestations, effort certifications, salary allocations, and cost transfer requirements.
· Runs financial reports as assigned from the grants financial reporting system, assists Principal Investigators with effort certification and the approval of retroactive personnel transfers.
· Input of grant salary distributions, cost transfers, and departmental deficit accounts.
· Assists with monthly and annual budgets, including projections and reconciliation of research finances.
· Prepares new grant accounts and budgets and informing chart string to Grants Manager and Principal Investigators.
· Prepares and submits accurate invoice, expenditure payments, requisitions, purchase orders, expenditure corrections, and journal entries.
· Processes check requests, petty cash vouchers, travel requests and vouchers.
· Communicates with finance staff to obtain variance explanations to alert them to wire transfers and ensure revenue and expenses are correctly captured.
· Assists with grants close-out procedures, including research funding, are allocated, ensuring no grant overrun and spent by all applicable guidelines.
· Assists with maintaining dashboards and other data documents using multiple platforms and other databases; assists with quarterly and annual progress reports; works as liaison with Office of Sponsored Programs (SPA).
· Performs additional duties as needed.
· A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution, and no fewer than two years (2) of related experience; OR Associate’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution, and no fewer than three years (3) of related experience; OR Possession of the core competencies determined to be required at the time of hire.
· Ability to work both under supervision, in a team environment, and independently.
· Ability to prioritize work and adjust to multiple demands within set deadlines.
· Ability to maintain and respect sensitive, private and confidential information related.
· Mathematical literacy and understanding of basic accounting concepts.
· Professional written and verbal communication skills (in person, via e-mail, and on telephone), and ability to compose effective, thoughtful correspondence.
· Organizational skills, high level of accuracy, and attention to detail.
· Fully engaged and committed to the job. Assumes responsibility for tasks and/or projects without being asked. Seeks to resolve problems and suggests opportunities for improvement. Looks for additional ways to make a contribution/help a colleague.
· Understands the needs and feelings of others and uses this understanding to respond appropriately. Puts aside personal issues and responds professionally.
· Standard of work remains consistent even under pressure; demonstrates persistence, motivation and optimism when faced with challenges.
Strength Through Diversity
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Who We Are
Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.