Grant Officer

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Contracts and Grants
Functional Areas: Research & Innovation Office
Department: Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG)
Requisition Number: 12744
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Schedule: Full-Time
Posting Close Date: 03-Sep-2018

Job Summary

The Research & Innovation Office is welcoming applications for a Grant Officer. This position is open to employees with varying levels of experience, as the final job title will be dependent on the experience of the incumbent. We will develop and train a person with the minimum qualifications, while this could be a challenging and rewarding role for a more experienced professional.

As a Grant Officer, you will be responsible for protecting University interests relating to the business of university research by 1) reviewing and negotiating the terms and conditions of grants and agreements with external sponsors (e.g. federal agencies, industry, universities and foundations) to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations and University Policy; 2) providing administrative oversight of grants and agreements; 3) enforcing University policy and procedures; 4) addressing compliance issues; and 5) resolving legal, administrative and financial problems during the life of an award.

Who We Are

The mission of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG) is to help UCB faculty, staff, and students obtain and manage external funding for sponsored projects. OCG is committed to protecting the University’s interests by reviewing and approving the submission of sponsored project proposals; negotiating contract and grant awards; monitoring the implementation and administration of sponsored projects; initiating and implementing policies and procedures; providing training to faculty and staff; and serving as the University’s liaison with sponsors and regulatory agencies.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

The expertise provided by the Grant Officer includes:

  • An ability to interpret and apply a knowledge of federal regulations, state statute, University policy, and project requirements.
  • An understanding of the administrative processes and procedures for grants and agreements, both inside and outside the University.
  • An ability to help investigators navigate these processes.
  • An ability to assess the legal, administrative, and financial risks associated with pre-award spending and recommend the establishment of pre-award spending accounts;
  • An ability to guide investigators and other University personnel through business decisions related to managing their awards.
  • An ability to read and interpret budgets of sponsored projects.
  • An ability to represent the University to external sponsors and provide liaison with internal departments,
    • (e.g. Sponsored Projects Accounting, Technology Transfer, University Counsel, Risk Management).

This position is charged with facilitating the management of sponsored research projects on behalf of University, while protecting the legal and business interests of the University. The Grant Officer will represent the University and work directly with sponsors: federal and non-federal sponsors, state agencies, businesses, foundations, and other universities. The Grant Officer is responsible for a specific set of University clients including a variety of institutes, schools, and academic departments. The Grant Officer is responsible for researching and responding to inquiries from investigators, department administrators, University officers, and colleague departments. The Grant Officer collaborates with other campus departments and external sponsors to address issues and solve problems. Strong team work skills are required to assure cross-training and coverage within the OCG Grants Team. This position requires organization, attention to detail, and the ability to deal with competing priorities.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated starting salary is $50,000.00-$56,000.00, depending on relevant experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Baccalaureate degree.
  • Approximately 2 years of prior translatable work experience (reviewing technical, legal and/or financial documents).
    • Work experience or Associates degree/certification which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, and Word.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with grants management and 2 CFR 200.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 10/13/2018
Application Due: 10/14/2018
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