Grants Specialist / Senior Grants Specialist

The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware
Jun 29, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grants Specialist / Senior Grants Specialist

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Under the limited direction of the Grants Manager, the Grants Specialist/Sr. Grants Specialist works in a fast-paced and highly collaborative working environment and manages an expanding portfolio of contracts and grants within the College of Health Sciences (CHS), with direct oversight of all aspects of fiscal administration for all pre- and post-award activities for the faculty. A complex and rapidly changing teaching, research, and clinical environment that includes faculty and professionals, CHS has annual grant expenditures of approximately $22 million, a figure that is growing annually.


Assist faculty members and trainees in the development, preparation, and submission of grant proposals including budget preparation, ensuring that correct cost rates are applied and all sponsor and University guidelines and timetables are met.  Coordinate proposal activities between multiple PIs, departments and/or universities, as required.  Utilize various online proposal submission systems, i.e. PeopleSoft, Cayuse, Proposal Central, etc. to create and route proposals.

Build and foster relationships with other units, faculty, and collaborating institutions. Serve as liaison for faculty and the University Research Office.  Work collaboratively with faculty to keep Other Support current.  Assist faculty members with the preparation and submission of administrative supplements, and Just-in-Time requirements.


Provide financial oversight for grant and contracts within assigned portfolio to include monthly project reconciliation, investigating and resolving discrepancies, interpreting university or sponsor regulations in reviewing expenditures and preparing financial reports and budget projections for presentation to faculty.  Prepare subrecipient purchase orders and subsequent amendments; journal entries; budget revisions; consultant disclosures; and other forms.

To Apply: For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit our web site at The reference number (Job ID) for the position is 105127 .

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

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