Job description

JOB NO.: 96259-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Grant, Research, Contract Management

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96259-AS

Working Title: Center Grants and Financial Administrator


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 11, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $49,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree required, healthcare administration, business administration, human resources, social or behavioral sciences preferred. CPA, CGA highly preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 5 years professional experience in research and sponsored programs administration working with all facets of pre- and post-award grant administration, including electronic grant submissions and reporting, editing, writing, and reviewing grant and contract proposals, purchasing, and financial management.

A minimum of seven years of experience is required for appointment at the Senior level.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This is a position within the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS), a dynamic, mission-driven organization directed by Dr. David Gustafson with over 35 team members focused on research using technology and organizational and individual change projects to improve health and quality of life for individuals and families facing chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Please visit to learn more.

This position requires:
- Passion for executing all aspects of day-to-day financial administration (e.g. e-reimbursement, purchasing cards, etc) including creating systems, improving processes, and documentation.
- Readiness to support and train Center staff on policies and procedures.
Strong working knowledge of web-based computer systems such as WISPER, WISDM, CAYUSE, ERA Commons, or comparable systems.
- Experience submitting and managing multi-project proposals; experience with NIH highly preferred.
- Ability and willingness to adapt to changing methods, requirements, and priorities, as well as to handle a wide variety of tasks simultaneously, effectively, and on-time.
- A history of initiative, flexibility, and personal accountability.

The person in this role works collaboratively as a part of the Center management team (with direction from the Center Director and Deputy Director), must be a self-starter and have a high degree of professionalism, a successful record of project administration, decision-making and problem-solving techniques, excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and a desire to work as part of an integrated research team in a collaborative environment with continual opportunities to learn and grow.

Additional Information:


Laura Van Toll
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. To apply for this position, you will need to upload a cover letter and resume.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 9 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 6 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 10/10/2018
Application Due: 11/7/2018
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