Sponsored Project Award Specialist

Denver, CO
Aug 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Grants and Contracts

Sponsored Project Award Specialist

Position #00708015 - Requisition #708015

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The Office of Grants and Contracts has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Accounting and Finance Professional position.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

CU Anschutz
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Position Summary:

The Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) seeks Sponsored Project Accounting Specialist. This position will perform entry level accounting duties related to the mission of the Office of Grants and Grants. The duties include setting up award, project costing, budget, speedtype and billing information in PeopleSoft Finance system.

Position is responsible for entering award data in the PeopleSoft grants module, which includes project costing data, award attribute information, billing/contract establishment, budget establishment, and speedtype creation.
  • Review all received grant awards for acceptable terms, including a review of the award amount and facilities and administrative cost rate to determine that the terms are acceptable with the University.
  • Enter award data in PeopleSoft grants module including entering additional award data from data interfaced from InfoEd, project data, billing/contract set-up, budget and speedtype.
  • Communicate with Sponsor if F&A rate or dollars have not been applied correctly.
  • Communicate with Contract and Preaward Personnel or department personnel if information needed to setup and administer the award is missing.
  • Ensure award data in InfoEd (Grants award tracking system) is accurate and complete for the original award and/or amendments. This includes award detail data, such as award number and award amount, as well as inputting financial system info such as project number and speed type.
  • Track paper award files in the InfoEd system.
  • Communicate with University Department personnel to inform them of the award and to work on any needed updates or changes.

Salary and Benefits:

Hiring salary has been established as $46,000 per year.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year for year basis. Working towards a degree in accounting or related business degree can substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with PeopleSoft 9.2 grants module/project costing set-up within a Higher Education system.
  • Experience with Higher Education grants and contracts administration

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers. Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by August 15, 2017. Those who do not apply by August 15, 2017 may or may not be considered.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references)

Job Category: Finance and Accounting

Primary Location: Denver

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60067 - ADM-VCR OGC Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 31, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Sara Esau

Posting Contact Email: sara.esau@ucdenver.edu

Position Number: 00708015


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