Grant Management Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Grant Management Specialist Requisition Number RE18565 Working Title Department Name 7H01E:IBU Research Work Location Lexington, KY Grade Level 44 Salary Range $40,872-65,395/year Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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1 yr

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time, using a computer, keyboard, and mouse, repetitive motion, ability to move easily from place to place as some work will be done in PI locations across campus and Lexington.


Monday-Friday, days, with routine extra hours when deadlines warrant

Job Summary

The College of Medicine Sponsored Research Administrative Services office is seeking a Grant Management Specialist (GMS) to provide Post-Award financial accounting and compliance support to a group of departments and centers in the College of Medicine.

The position will report to the SRAS Post-Award Manager and will be responsible for oversight of grant accounting and financial activity through regular review of reports, working closely with faculty investigators and department staff.

The GMS will provide support to principal investigators and department staff, as well as other members of the SRAS team, to resolve issues related to fiscal compliance with both sponsor and University regulations.

Work will include assisting with account set-up, initiating budget revisions, journal vouchers, and subcontract requests, performing PADR reviews, supporting financial reporting needs, and other activities as assigned by SRAS management.

Resume and a specific writing sample are required. 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 financial management and support experience.

There are multiple open positions in this department with the same title. Please apply for each position.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Proficiency in Excel and MS Office Suite and ability to maintain professional and clear communications with disparate customers and colleagues.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

Demonstrated familiarity with sponsored award requirements, experience with SAP and business data warehouses preferred.
Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification preferred.

Deadline to Apply 06/30/2019 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 seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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)

  3. * How much experience do you have working with SAP/BW?
    • 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. * Please rate your level of computer proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook and OneNote.
    • No experience
    • Basic
    • Moderate
    • Advanced
  5. * Briefly describe your experience in the financial management of sponsored projects.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please provide an example that demonstrates your ability to successfully develop and maintain productive work relationships with others (customers or co-workers).

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * 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)

  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)
    • (Facebook Groups)
    • (LinkedIn Groups)
    • 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: 6/13/2019
Application Due: 8/13/2019
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