College Grant Officer

Job description

The College of Medicine Sponsored Research Administrative Services (SRAS) Unit is currently seeking a Grant Proposal Specialist (GPS) (College Grant Officer) to provide grant proposal support 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.

This position will also have responsibility for providing exceptional customer service through timely response and follow-up related to these duties.

Job Title
College Grant Officer

Requisition Number

Working Title
Grant Proposal Specialist

Department Name
7H01E:IBU Research

Work Location
Kentucky Clinic

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sittling for long periods of time, using a computer, keyboard, and mouse, repetitive motion.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with occasional extra hours when deadlines warrant.


Microsoft Office Suite

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Knowledge of federal grant rules and regulations and academic institution regulations related to funding of sponsored research activity preferred.

The minimum requirements of the position are a Master's degree and 1 year of related experience. However, per UK's equivalency policy, experience can substitute for education. For this position a Master's degree is not required if someone has additional related experience to substitute for that time. Please see the equivalency link for more specific information and examples. UK encourages all interested applicants to submit an application.

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 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 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Describe your experience with preparing complex grant budgets, including the most challenging issue you've resolved.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Provide an example of when you have successfully met a challenging deadline and what you did to meet that deadline (including working over-time, enlisting the expertise or others, etc.).

    (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
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 1/17/2019
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