College Grant Officer Senior

Job description

The College of Medicine Sponsored Research Administrative Services Unit (SRAS) is currently seeking a College Grant Officer Senior/Grant Proposal Specialist Senior (Proposal Development Lead) to provide grant proposal support and leadership to a group of departments and centers within the College of Medicine. This position will report to the SRAS Pre-Award Manager and will be primarily responsible for proposal development with additional responsibilities relating to policy knowledge and guidance. Will also have responsibility for providing leadership to the College Grant Officers/Grant Proposal Specialists (Proposal Development) through modeling and promoting excellent customer service, serving as a point person for issue resolution, identifying training needs, and providing support and cross-coverage when necessary.

Under Specific Request 1, please upload an overview of your experience as it relates to this position. This document should be separate from a cover letter and specifically focus on grant management and leadership experience.)

Job Title
College Grant Officer Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title
Senior Grant Proposal Specialist

Department Name
7H01E:IBU Research

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, using a computer, monitor, and mouse, repetitive motion


Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, occasional additional hours during peak deadline times.


Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP, BW.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's degree plus 4 or more years related grant experience. Knowledge of federal grant and academic institution sponsored research regulations preferred. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred. NIH eRA Commons experience preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please indicate the number of years of paid employment experience you have working with pre-award submission and preparation of grants.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  3. * Please indicate the number of years of paid work experience in which you were responsible for ensuring compliance with grant-related policies and regulations.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 6 years
    • More than 6 years
  4. * Describe your experience with preparing complex grant budgets, including the most challenging issue you've resolved.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your ability to work independently, handling a large, varied and complex workload, including how you address challenges related to balancing attention to detail with working efficiently.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe an experience from your background that would demonstrate your ability to act as a leader or role model to coworkers and as advisor to your superiors.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your process for developing a grant or similar type of budget, including how you ensure compliance with sponsor budget restrictions.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 10/1/2018
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