Grant & Contract Administrator Level I or Level II
University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

This job has expired.


The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) division supports the University community in their pursuit of research and the management of externally sponsored programs. ORSP is the key point of contact for faculty in the area of sponsored research and other sponsored programs, including research conduct and compliance.

Position Summary

This position is the primary departmental contact for faculty and staff regarding sponsored projects. This position is responsible for:

  • Engage with investigators in submitting proposals including budget preparation and review
  • Review and interpretation of program guidelines and communicating with sponsors
  • Award negotiation and acceptance
  • Administration of grant and contract awards
  • Post award administration
  • Expenditures, billings, effort, certification, award compliance and financial reports, this includes understanding of allowable charges and available award balances
  • Engage and provide education and training within assigned divisions for faculty including faculty not currently experienced in research
This position is eligible for a hybrid remote work schedule.

Essential Functions

Prospecting
  • Seek out and communicate external research funding opportunities.
Proposal Preparation
  • Provide Principal Investigators (PI) with guideline interpretation and communicate with sponsor regarding any clarification that is needed.
  • Engage with PIs to develop budget, assuring that all potential costs have been identified and justified, including salaries, fringe benefits, indirect costs, cost-share, etc
  • Prepare and submit all necessary sponsor forms as required by regulations, university policy, and sponsors
  • Provide all internal documents requested by agencies
Award Negotiation and Acceptance
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of grants, contracts and subcontracts with sponsors and subcontractors to assure compliance with federal regulations and university policies and procedures.
  • Prepare agreements, obtaining departmental approvals for institutional signatures.
Grant & Contract Administration
  • Assure that all research compliance issues have been completed and resolved prior to acceptance
  • Ensure that awards are properly entered and reflected in databases
  • Monitor milestones and deliverables and work with faculty and staff to satisfy sponsor requirements
  • Work with ORSP staff to assure that award is managed in compliance with all regulations, policies and requirements and close out funds in accordance with these regulations, policies and requirements.
Subaward & Post Award Administration
  • Determine necessary terms and conditions for subawards and prepare appropriate documents
  • Review subcontractors for risk level and acceptance
  • Setup appropriate internal purchase documents and monitor subaward activity and compliance.
  • Perform assigned post award functions that include: Expenditure Approvals, Billing and Accounts Receivable, Effort Certifications, Award Compliance Reviews, Financial Reports and Award Closeouts.
  • All functions performed accurately and timely in accordance with policies and regulations
  • Extensive and effective communication with PIs and departmental staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with principal investigators, sponsoring agencies, management, and others.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical and algebraic functions. Ability to review and analyze grant expenditure budgets.
  • Ability to comprehend contractual documents
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Skilled in problem solving with the ability to make appropriate decisions independently and seek assistance as appropriate.
  • Ability to work and lead within a team environment, multi-task effectively and work independently.
  • Ability to travel to grant related professional development programs.
  • Ability to uphold ethical practices amid complicated situations
  • Ability to engage faculty/staff and work within team environment to achieve goals.
Required Qualifications

Level I:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 1 year of experience in accounting, finance, grant/contract administration, or other discipline appropriate to position.
  • Experience in maintenance of electronic systems.
  • Knowledge and practical application of accounting principles or federal/state regulations.
Level II:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 3 years' experience in grant and contract administration.
  • Experience in maintenance of electronic systems.
  • Knowledge and practical application of accounting principles or federal/state regulations.
Preferred Qualifications

Level I:
  • Master's Degree.
  • Experience in a university research administration office is highly desirable.
  • Experience using electronic payment systems.
  • Knowledge and practical application of OMB 2 CFR 200 and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Understanding of pre and/or post-award grant/contract administration, including the accounting for federal grants or contracts.
Level II:
  • Master's Degree.
  • Experience in a university research administration office is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and practical application of OMB 2 CFR 200 and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
  • Understanding of pre and/or post-award grant/contract administration, including the accounting for federal grants or contracts.
Working Environment
  • The work environment is a university with cyclical periods of increased workloads with the possibility of moderate to high stress levels.
  • The work environment consists of surroundings with moderate noise levels and frequent contact with electrical devices.
Physical Activities
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.
Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Remote work options available.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 6, 2023.. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 10.

Salary Range:
The salary range for Level I is $60,000 - $65,000.
The salary range for Level II is $68,000 - $72,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.

Benefits:
The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

  • The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see http://www.du.edu/equalopportunity/non-discrimination-statement.

    All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

    Advertised: December 05, 2022
    Applications close:


    This job has expired.

    Women Inclusion Jobs

    Gain Access


    Add Your Resume

    Add your resume to our resume database that can be searched by employers looking to hire!

    Job Alerts

    Stay up to date with job alerts! Customize your alerts based on a specific area, category and receive weekly updates!


    Sign up now to gain access!

    More Education and Training jobs


    Southern Methodist University Inc
    Dallas, Texas
    Posted about 7 hours ago
    Southern Methodist University Inc
    Dallas, Texas
    Posted about 7 hours ago
    Southern Methodist University Inc
    Dallas, Texas
    Posted about 7 hours ago
    View Education and Training jobs ยป