Grant & Contracts Specialist

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

23312 Local Business Center

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

  • Reporting to the Supervisor of Financial Services, processes and monitors post award sponsored project activities and constituent business processes. Provides expert post-award assistance and advice to Faculty members, Business Managers, and others.

  • Monitors and reports on post-award activities.
  • Analyzes and trouble-shoots problems.
  • Resolves post-award process issues.
  • Serves as liaison to central grant authorities and other offices.
  • Disseminates grant information.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Excellent attention to detail required.
  • Good listening and verbal communication skills required.
  • Good ability to communicate in writing required.
  • Good organizational skills required.
  • Self-direction and initiative required.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills required.
  • Patience and persistence required.
  • Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, and spreadsheet skills required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of five year experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, business administration, or science preferred.

  • A minimum of five years' experience in administrative, financial, or customer service roles required.
  • Knowledge of federal grant regulations required.
  • Knowledge of university grant policies and procedures preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of University or comparable financial accounting systems required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel required.
  • Ability to use University of Chicago processing software (AURA, ACCTS, PETS, E Payment, Business Objects, GEMS, Accounts Payable System, Workday) preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/11/2018
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