Grants and contracts manager

Grants and contracts manager

The opportunity

The grants and contracts manager is a member of the finance team that manages research, translation, clinical and philanthropic funding across two entities: Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health (CYMH), a department in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS). This role works closely with finance leadership to provide high quality, customer-focused support contributing to the strategic objectives and the culture of Orygen and MDHS faculty.

The position will undertake management and administration of all agreements from pre-award to post-award, including supporting management by developing project budgets for funding applications, liaising with funding institutions, ensuring deliverables are met on time and stakeholders are kept abreast of the financial status of grants and contracts.

The incumbent is to keep up-to-date with funding opportunities and be responsible for multiple divisions within Orygen and CYMH. The incumbent provides a single point of contact throughout the life of the grants or contracts, liaising with management and/or the University Services portfolio of Research, Industry and Commercialisation (RIC). Responsibilities include developing the budget submission/price, accepting the funding, set up of account codes and grants files, managing the coordination of all deliverables (financial and non-financial), ensure compliance with all aspects of the terms and conditions and raising invoices.


This position is full-time fixed term and available until 30 June 2023. Depending on your skills and experience, a salary of $108,009 - $116,906 p.a. is offered plus superannuation, flexible work/life balance benefits, great supportive team, purposeful work and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.


Essential to the role is that you have a relevant tertiary degree with subsequent relevant experience, and CA/CPA qualifications, as well as, extensive experience in managing grants and contracts in not for profit, clinical and/or higher education Institute settings:

  • high level experience in the use of accounting systems and analytical tools (Excel, data warehouses, BI or similar tools, Oracle ERP, Hyperion);
  • knowledge of research funding bodies, government, charities, hospital, international and not for profit organisations;
  • ability to provide high quality advice on grant/contract management, budget and other pre and post award matters through the entire life of the award, ensuring compliance with grant conditions;
  • knowledge of accounting and regulations impacting the recording and reporting of research grant and contract related transactions; and
  • experience with forecasting, budget preparation and reporting, and analysis of actual expenditure.

To view the full selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please view the position description.


To submit your application, please visit the University of Melbourne website.

For a private and confidential discussion, please contact Petula Frantz at

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 28 Oct 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

Orygen reserves the right to close this EOI before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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