This position is designed to improve the competitiveness of the Aging Center in the pursuit of grants and contracts, to prepare and monitor budgets and expenditures, to prepare budget projections, to reconcile budgets with expenditures (bookkeeping), to make arrangement for and to coordinate meetings, seminars and other events, including offsite events both in and out of state, to travel offsite in this capacity, to function as publications and presentations coordinator for the Executive Committee, to prepare purchase requisitions for investigators on up to five research grants and to monitor all purchases related to the grants, including processing of invoices for payment, and to intersect with other consortium institutions and their regulatory bodies such as IRB in the execution of the above. In coordination with the PI, the incumbent will have primary responsibilities in the processing of pre-award and post-award administration of grants and contracts. This includes the timely submission for specific research grant applications from the Aging Center to government agencies and private foundations and the overall administration of research projects funded through grant and contract mechanisms. Working closely with the faculty, incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that all administrative paperwork associated with the preparation, processing, implementation and monitoring of contracts, grants, and purchases within the Center are completed on a timely basis. Initiate external/internal prospective collaborative endeavors.