Sponsored Project Award Specialist

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DescriptionUniversity of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
Office of Grants and Contracts
Job Title – Sponsored Project Award Specialist
Position #00768273 – Requisition #19297

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The Office of Grants and Contracts has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Sponsored Project Award Specialist position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

Jobs in this career family provide the accounting and financial activities for the University.  Functions include general accounting, budget, financial analysis and audit, tax and reporting, accounts payable and receivables, government cost reimbursement, contract administration, cashiering, cash management/ banking, investments, treasury and travel audit.

Professionals at the entry level are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. 

At the entry level, duties are limited in scope and are performed with guidance and direction from other professionals and are performed in a training and Development capacity.

Position Emphasis
This position will perform entry level accounting duties related to the mission of the Office of Grants and Grants.  The duties include setting up award, project costing, budget, speedtype and billing information in PeopleSoft Finance system.  

Position is responsible for entering award data in the PeopleSoft grants module, which includes project costing data, award attribute information, billing/contract establishment, budget establishment, and speedtype creation.  

  • Review all received grant awards for acceptable terms, including a review of the award amount and facilities and administrative cost rate to determine that the terms are acceptable with the University.
  • Enter award data in PeopleSoft grants module including entering additional award data from data interfaced from InfoEd, project data, billing/contract set-up, budget and speedtype.  
  • Communicate with Sponsor if F&A rate or dollars have not been applied correctly.
  • Communicate with Contract and Preaward Personnel or department personnel if information needed to setup and administer the award is missing. 
  • Ensure award data in InfoEd (Grants award tracking system) is accurate and complete for the original award and/or amendments.  This includes award detail data, such as award number and award amount, as well as inputting financial system info such as project number and speed type. 
  • Track paper award files in the InfoEd system.
  • Communicate with University Department personnel to inform them of the award and to work on any needed updates or changes.
Salary and Benefits:

The hiring range for this position begins at $47,150 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. 

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

QualificationsMinimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, business, finance, accounting, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
    • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis. Working towards a degree in accounting or related business degree can substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.  
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with PeopleSoft 9.2 grants module/project costing set-up within a Higher Education system.  
  • Experience with Higher Education grants and contracts administration

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.
  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently with minimal supervision.
Additional Competencies

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of the InfoEd eRA and PeopleSoft data and functionality.

Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Oct 2, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 10/3/2020
Application Due: 1/1/2021
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