Grants Administrator/Program Coordinator

Boston, MA

$40 – $45 per Hour

Program Coordinator – African Studies Center

This is a contract opportunity with a possibility of becoming permanent

Hybrid- 1 remote day is given after 2 months in Boston, MA

About this Position

Reporting to the Assistant Director of the African Studies Center (ASC) and with accountabilities to the Center Director and Executive Director of the School, the Program Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the administrative and programmatic functions of the ASC. This multifaceted position involves program administration, event planning, financial management, faculty appointment processing, website maintenance, outreach, and more.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and forecast all restricted and unrestricted accounts, including Gifts and Endowments.
  • Assist in managing sponsored research projects, including grant preparation, data collection, post-award administration, and financial reporting.
  • Process disbursement requests, invoices, honoraria, student payroll, and travel reimbursements.
  • Collaborate with the Director of African Language Program (ALP) to schedule classes, book classrooms, academic units and student groups affiliated with the ASC to promote programs and events, and coordinate academic activities.
  • Manage the ASC website and social media accounts, ensuring content remains current and engaging.



  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Ability to adapt to new technology and project management tools.
  • Familiarity with SAP/Concur, social media management, and Mailchimp is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.


Additional Information:

Hybrid – can be 1 day remote after 2 months

Could go temp to perm


Pay range: $40-45/hr

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Reference JOB-2366

Company YUPRO Placement

Job Type Contract