Subaward Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Maximum: $70,000
Details: Commensurates with experience



Start Date


Application Deadline



1501 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 910
United States


Organization Overview

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is the first-ever 501(c)3 public-private partnership created with the sole objective of advancing medical device regulatory science for patient benefit. As a membership based organization, MDIC brings together representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), industry, non-profits, and patient organizations to improve the processes for development, assessment, and review of new medical technologies. Our work is unique and complementary to trade associations such as the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA). Members of MDIC share a vision of providing U.S. patients with timely access to high-quality, safe and effective medical devices.

In September 2016, the FDA awarded a grant for the National Evaluation System for health Technology (NEST) Coordinating Center (NESTcc) to MDIC. The mission of NESTcc is the creation of structures for responsible sharing and efficient analysis of real-world evidence to inform and empower patients, accelerate medical device innovation, and improve health care outcomes. Stakeholders across the medical device ecosystem stand to benefit from improved use of real-world evidence (RWE) generated in the routine course of care.

Position Overview

The Subaward Manager will be responsible for supporting full lifecycle of all NESTcc subawards, including enduring subawardee and contractor compliance with all award and MDIC policies. This position is for a self-motivated individual who is a highly organized, with excellent judgment for managing competing priorities effectively. The Subaward Manager, NESTcc will report to the Deputy Director, NESTcc and work closely with the MDIC General Counsel.

As a member of the MDIC team, the individual contributes to the general advancement of the MDIC mission and goals through the work to establish NESTcc. The mission of NESTcc is to accelerate the development and translation of new and safe health technologies, leveraging real-world evidence, and innovative research.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for NESTcc grants, contracts, procurement and subgrant management; proposal and award review; donor compliance; financial reporting; and agreements and funding mechanisms for subgrantees/subcontractors.
  • Responsible for the full lifecycle of all subawards for NESTcc, including ensuring subawardee and contractor compliance with all award and MDIC policies.
  • Ensure award funds are used properly, in compliance with all applicable federal and MDIC policies including OMB uniform guidance, FDA grant guidelines, and MDIC finance and administrative policies.
  • Track spending and review subrecipient burn rates against subagreement terms and contractual obligations.
  • Work with the team to develop required reporting lowest burden forms for the subawardees, including appropriate financial status reports.
  • Track project budgets, grant documents, contracts, and expenses to ensure alignment.
  • Support quarterly and annual financial grant reporting.
  • Manage compiling and providing routine reporting obligations to various stakeholders.
  • Support the development of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and solicitations in alignment with funding requirements, MDIC policies and legal review.
  • Ensure all contracts and grant files are updated, accurate and accessible to program staff electronically.
  • Maintain applicable systems and databases.
  • Work in collaboration with MDIC operations to develop the necessary infrastructure to support subaward management.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working in grants management, subaward management, grant compliance, or a related field
  • Experience working with virtual teams is a plus
  • Some minimum local travel might be required
  • Experience with Federal grants or cooperative agreements
  • Ability to convey necessary information accurately, listen effectively, and ask questions when clarification is needed.
  • Can effectively cope with change and work independently.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Maintain a positive, collaborative, professional work environment through effective communication of information.
  • Strong knowledge of administrative procedures, federal grant requirements, and contract development.
  • Forward thinking with the ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
  • Ability to interact with employees, visitors, shareholders and others with ease and grace, adopting an “open-door” policy for all with strong multitasking abilities.
  • Experience supporting the development of processes and materials to support broad business initiatives.
  • Use and maintain strict confidentially, discretion, and judgment in dealing with confidential, sensitive and controversial issues in all aspects of work.
  • Confidence, flexibility, emotional intelligence.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.


Reporting Relationships

  • The employee will report directly to the Deputy Director, NESTcc
  • Works closely with the NESTcc Executive Director and Project Managers to support overall goals and objectives.
  • Works closely with MDIC General Counsel and MDIC Director of Operations.

NOTE: This scope of services is not intended to be all-inclusive. The Subaward Manager may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Include the position title in the subject line of the email. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted by MDIC.