Grant Financial Manager

Boulder, CO
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) develops, designs, and builds instruments and spacecraft for space-based observations of the Sun, Earth, and planets. LASP has built instruments and participated in missions to every planet in the solar system.

We are seeking a dynamic Grant Financial Manager to further LASP's science mission by providing fiscal coordination, analytical support, and management of projects funded by federal and commercial grants, as well as to assist LASP faculty working on grant funded projects.

Job Summary:
Oversees the daily operations of the Grants Department in the LASP Administration Division. Directs, develops and coordinates activities ensure development, management, tracking, execution, and closeout of research grants and other agreements.
Job Responsibilities:
    Serves as institutional official for grant submissions and certifications. Oversees the grant submission process and provides guidance to staff. Oversees and ensures all agreements are developed and executed under the terms and conditions of the grant award and ensures that progress reports are prepared according to sponsor guidelines.
  • Functions as the responsible financial grant analyst for multi-year projects from proposal/pre-award management, through project execution and project close-out. This includes working closely as an advisor and compliance administrator with Principal Investigators and other project stakeholders to provide financial data analysis, track costs, and provide guidance on grant execution.
  • Serves as a liaison between department and LASP divisions, extramural sponsors, and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with CU policies, and governmental and sponsor regulations/guidelines/laws. Promotes professional development, customer service and quality improvement efforts for research administration. Supervises staff, evaluates works and recommends and implements approved disciplinary action. Oversees and assists with research related education and training of staff.
  • Actively contributes to the development, maintenance, and improvement of LASP procedures, forms, training, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to facilitate continuity within research programs and grants at LASP.


    BA/BS Degree preferred Minimum 5 years prior experience with Federal and Foundation Grants. Five years progressive management experience in a finance or university setting required. Experience working with regulations for federal agencies and major national organizations/foundations required. Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work independently. Must be able to work in a dynamic and challenging environment and take appropriate actions. Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task while under pressure. Ability to meet multiple, strict deadlines while performing normal daily duties. Ability to effectively and cordially communicate with all levels of personnel and advise senior personnel. Proficient in Microsoft Excel. Positive outlook and self-starter.

Due to Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act require that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment admissions, and educational programs. Inquires may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter 2 - Curriculum Vitae This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10060 - Lab Atmos/Space Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 27, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Freya Olson

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00744208


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