Grant Program Administrator (Hybrid)

Job Requisition #: JR65627

End Date: 12/23/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare is looking for a Grant Program Administrator to coordinate the management of multiple related projects and ongoing process improvement opportunities directed toward scientific and administrative goals. Oversee the projects in the program including the review, analysis, drafting, and negotiation of research grants and contracts. Accountable to deliver the specific outcomes defined by the grant program.

PLEASE NOTE: Currently, this position works out of the Newark location, but will eventually be moving to our Avenue North location in North Wilmington. This is a hybrid position and the schedule will be discussed during the interview process.


  • Christiana Hospital is a three-time Magnet Status recognized hospital!

  • Named by Forbes as top 5 Best Large Employer in Healthcare for 2021.

  • We offer robust healthcare benefits, competitive compensation package, generous paid time off, retirement savings options and more.


  • Oversees the submission of grants applications, according to institutional and external funding agency requirements. Oversees the research process with respect to pre-award of grants.

  • Manages grants preparation. Coordinates research grants, sub-contracts and other contract related activities with other departments in the division and institution. Communicates and negotiates, at all levels, regarding decisions around the grant submission process.

  • Mentors and develops others in the grant program process.

  • Develops and implements standard operating procedures for the OSP addressing federal and private grant submission processes.

  • Directs the implementation/coordination of systems, policies and procedures affecting the submission, review, approval, contract negotiation, tracking and reporting of and submission of grant applications and annual reports, according to institutional and external funding agency requirements.

  • Manages the review, analysis, drafting, and negotiation of research contracts. Negotiates grant and research contract changes and/or amendments with sponsors.

  • Resolves contractual issues between the sponsor/supporter and the principal investigator and/or the institution with minimal oversight from attorneys.


  • Master's degree in Business Management, Health Administration, Accounting or related field.

  • Five years in grant and contract management in hospital or university setting. Five years' experience directly related to biomedical research.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

ChristianaCare is a not-for-profit teaching health system. We are continually ranked by US News & World Report as a Best Hospital. With our unique, data-powered care coordination service and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care. Working for ChristianaCare offers the best of urban and suburban living with multiple housing options, excellent restaurants and entertainment venues, quality public and private schools and a short driving distance to popular Delaware and New Jersey beaches. The location provides easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and New York City - all within a short drive or train ride from Newark, DE.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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