Join our remarkable team

Shape the next wave of STEM education with TERC. We are a non-profit committed to academic excellence, diversity, equality, and inclusion in our practices and in our mission. Through our partnerships with public and private schools, academia, government, and business, we are revitalizing classrooms, sparking a love of learning, awakening curiosity, and re-envisioning how people experience STEM.

Benefits

When you begin your career with TERC, you’ll join a friendly collaborative environment dedicated to teaching and learning. You’ll have a variety of cutting-edge technologies right at your fingertips, along with responsive IT support. You’ll be guided by enthusiastic mentors and access exciting opportunities for professional development.

Our location in Cambridge, Massachusetts gives us direct access to some of the most prestigious and innovative research and academic facilities in the world. We occupy a historic restored factory building between Porter and Davis Squares, convenient to public transportation, with walking access to restaurants, shops, and parks. Employee parking and limited guest parking are also available. We offer a competitive benefits package, including health insurance and a 403(b) retirement plan, as well as flexible schedules and a healthy work-life balance.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

TERC deeply believes that a diversity of experiences, ideas, and characteristics (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, veteran status, and more) contributes to the creativity and impact of our research.  We promote inclusion of such richly diverse perspectives not only to achieve equity in the workplace, but also to cultivate equitable and accessible STEM learning opportunities for all. As such, TERC always seeks to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve. Read our Diversity Statement.

Job Openings

Budget and Grants Analyst

Summary of Duties

Reporting to the CFO and working closely with TERC’s principal investigators (PIs) and Administrative Coordinators, you will: play a pivotal role in the development and submission of research proposals, proposal budgets and all administrative content of proposals; stay informed of changes in funders’ requirements, rules and regulations; and process contracts and subawards. Working closely with the CFO, you will assist in the development, coordination, tracking, and analysis of the organization’s annual budget, monthly financial reports, and grant reports. You will serve as the primary information and operations resource for TERC’s pre- and post-award support for federal grants and contracts.

Specific Tasks

Reporting to the CFO, acting with a high degree of collaboration, and general supervision, performs the following:

  • Assists in the preparation of research proposals including the development and review of budget and budget justification documents; ensures alignment with proposal plan and with solicitation’s guidelines.
  • Assists project staff with project budget tracking and grant reports
  • Updates and maintains FileMaker proposal database; compiles monthly proposal and award reports for the CFO and President.
  • Supports the CFO in the development, coordination, tracking and analysis of the annual budget for the organization.
  • Supports the CFO in monthly Financial Statistical Report to President
  • Using guidelines and templates developed by the Finance Department, works with the PIs to develop subawards and independent contractor agreements and monitor throughout their term.
  • Coordinates and manages pre- and post- award subrecipients monitoring process.
  • Assist with financial reconciliations, ad hoc financial reports, board meeting prep, and the financial audit.
  • Undertake special projects as appropriate.

The Candidate

TERC actively seeks to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing and retaining a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.  We encourage people from all backgrounds, identities, and abilities to apply.  Please read our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement to learn more about TERC’s mission and commitment to excellence and growth as an organization that serves the education community. 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A minimum of BS/BA is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2-5 years related experience in a Grant Coordinator/Data Analyst/Accounting environment.
  • Excel spreadsheet experience required; budget analysis experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal not-for-profit regulations, especially with the National Science Foundation preferred.
  • Experience with FileMaker preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; Mac environment experience preferred.
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills.
  • Strong organization, analysis and attention to detail skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet strict deadlines.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by email to FinanceApply@terc.edu.  No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.

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