Research Coordinator

Status: Full-time

Location: Remote

Reports to: Sr. Director, Research Operations

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) mission is to conduct collaborative research to prevent, treat, and cure pediatric rheumatic diseases. We envision a world free of limitations from pediatric rheumatic diseases.

CARRA seeks a Research Coordinator to support its peer review grant and other research-related awards and programs. This position is ideal for someone with a can-do attitude who is interested in learning about all aspects of the grant and award lifecycle and has an interest in nonprofit administration. This position requires someone who is flexible and adaptable, maintains excellent communications, interpersonal and follow-through skills, and has standards of high integrity. This position reports to, Sr. Director Research Operations and works closely with the Grants and Awards Manager to perform a broad range of pre and post grant award activities that support the development and administration of CARRA’s growing research portfolio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilties

  • Assist the Research Operations team with all grant/award and tracking activities.
  • Support the maintenance of a centralized grant and budget management system via Proposal Central to ensure compliance with all applicable organizational policies and procedures, regulations, and donor rules.
  • Respond to inquiries from grant recipients throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain proposal and reporting calendars ensuring all CARRA staff, leadership and members are aware of timelines and deadline.
  • Work with the Grants and Awards Manager to coordinate and administer peer review calls and meetings.
  • Generate reports and materials for internal and external review committee meetings.
  • Draft/update and maintain the development and documentation of grants administration policies and procedures, update SOPs.
  • • Triage CARRA grant and award programs and requests (e.g., no cost extensions, return of funds, travel grants)
  • • Ensure integrity of awards, grants and fellowship record keeping systems.
  • • Maintains department calendars.
  • • Monitors grants and research related email inboxes under portfolio, addresses inquiries, and forwards as appropriate.
  • • Keeps program staff updated on upcoming grant report deadlines.
  • • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Proven experience planning ahead and managing time effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Works well both as part of a team and independently
  • Experience in health or science-related non-profit settings
  • Minimum of one year of work experience in grants administration.
  • Ability to prepare materials for and coordinate meetings.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Proven experience in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous experience with Proposal Central grantmaking platform

Amount of Travel Required

Approximately 7-10 days per year; some evening and weekend work may be required.


Salary for this position is competitive and depends on experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.


Position is 100% remote.

Please email curriculum vitae and cover letter to [email protected]. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.