ORPA Coordinator

Job Locations USA-NY-New York
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/25/2020 2:50 PM)
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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) plays a critical role in the development and submission of research funding proposals, the management of institutional and external research funds, and the fiscal management of clinical trials at MSK. We are currently seeking an ORPA Coordinator to oversee processes and projects with a high level of complexity, visibility, and impact that involve all 5 business units of ORPA as well as the larger SKI research community.


You Will:

  • Serve as System Administrator for the central grants management system, fielding questions and troubleshooting system issues for RTM and the SKI research community
  • Oversee the SKI fund establishment process, including QA review of new funds, creation of institutional funds, and verification of supporting information
  • Manage the Internal Competition proposal submission system and workflow, including training the research community on the Internal Competition process, and serving as the central point of contact for questions and issues
  • Monitor and analyze grant and HR data used by internal and external clients in support of operational decisions and the SKI research community
  • Produce and review reports to monitor data integrity; report anomalies (e.g. incorrect, incomplete or missing information) to appropriate staff for follow-up and correction
  • Play a lead role in projects related to new system implementation and/or upgrades to existing systems, including design, testing, rollout and training
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information in systems and on ORPA website and TeamShare


You Are:

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding
  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances
  • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives and goals
  • Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward
  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Able to deftly navigate communication amongst varying work styles for effective outcomes


You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-4 years of experience in an office setting with a strong knowledge of computer systems and software
  • Strong understanding of grants management, or experience in an academic research setting preferred #LI-Post


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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