PreAward Grants & Contracts Professional

Job description

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing

Pre-Award Grants & Contracts Professional

Position #640852 - Requisition #13588

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Professionals at the intermediate level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field.

At the intermediate level, duties may be more limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals.

Position Emphasis:

The College of Nursing, Office of Research and Scholarship has a full-time opening for a University Staff (unclassified) Research Services Professional/Pre-Award Grants & Contracts Professional. This position will coordinate pre-award processes of the extramural and intramural research programs within the College of Nursing (CON). The position is expected to work collaboratively with the team from the Office of Research and Extramural Affairs (OREA) and provide support in pre-award budgeting, strategic planning, and project activities to support the research mission of the College of Nursing. The position has primary responsibility for the development of research grants and contracts and is responsible for the utilization of knowledge regarding all pertinent policies associated with submission of proposals, grants and contracts, i.e., UC System - wide, UCDenver, CON, NIH and policies of other relevant agencies to ensure compliance. This individual will provide guidance to college research faculty related to pre-award processes within the college and the university. The individual will also liaise with with the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC), CON Budget and Finance team, and appropriate individuals in the Graduate School, School of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, University Hospital, clinical affiliates as well as funding agencies on pre-award processes.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Contact sponsor for appropriate application forms if not available in OGC.
  • Prepare application for sponsoring agency, including the budget and technical portions of the application and all appropriate assurances for UCD approval and submission to sponsoring agency.
  • Communicate with OGC if there is a question regarding the appropriate F&A cost rate, e.g., on- or off-campus rate.
  • Coordinate with the PI to obtain all appropriate approvals, e.g., all signatures required on the Approval of Application for Grant or Contract (Routing Form).
  • Answer project-specific questions of the sponsoring agency.
  • Review and interpret sponsor's submission requirements with faculty to ensure compliance with appropriate Federal, State, Board of Regents, OGC and university policies and regulations.
  • Support faculty on pre-award submission process and electronic applications including pdf conversions, bio sketches, enrollment tables, human subjects, and resource information.
  • Create draft budgets; write budget justifications and supporting documentation for grant applications; and route proposals and contract agreements through OGC.
  • Perform work and special projects as assigned by the Associate Dean of Research & Scholarship.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral/health sciences, physical sciences, healthcare administration, finance, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Two years of professional level experience in the development and administration of grants and contracts, budget development and management.


  • A combination of education and related technical/professional experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • A master's degree in degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral/health sciences, physical sciences, healthcare administration, finance, accounting, business administration, or a closely related field from an accredited institution may substitute for an unrelated bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience in the development and administration of grants and contracts, budget development and management.
  • Experience working on an academic medical campus in an institution of Higher Education
  • Experience interfacing with research faculty in a professional setting.
  • One year of professional-level experience working within the University of Colorado system.


  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work with shifting priorities and deadline pressures
  • Knowledge of the regulatory issues associated with the construction and submission of federal and private foundation grants (e.g. HIPAA and human subjects' protection, Office of Grants and Contracts, and university policies and procedures).
  • Knowledge of the research grant application and funded-grant processes, which includes knowledge of mechanisms and requirements of various research grant application processes.
  • Ability to identify collect and present data; analyze complex information and develop recommendations for organizational management of program and/or project implementation.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Self-directed, energetic, and able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Attentiveness to detail and data collection processes.
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor in challenging or difficult situations

Special Instructions to Applicants:Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: 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) Questions should be directed to [email protected]

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

Application Materials Instructions:Application Deadline: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by May 25, 2018. Those who do not apply by this date may or may not be considered.

Job Category: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 11, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carlos Miron

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00640852





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Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 6/22/2018
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