Grants and Contracts Assistant

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Grants and Contracts Assistant

Search #: 494812
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Grants and Contracts


The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP) seeks applicants for a full-time position as a Grants and Contracts Assistant for InCHIP Grants Management. Under the direction of the Fiscal Manager, the incumbent will provide faculty support in all aspects of grant administration.


  • Prepares faculty grant applications for submission, including drafting proposal documents, informing faculty of submission process, establishing a grant record, and drafting budgets.
  • Monitors compliance with guidelines from awarding agencies and maintains familiarity with terms and conditions associated with grants and awards.
  • Acts as a fiscal steward by interpreting, preparing budgets and financial reports and processes necessary financial transactions to ensure expenditures are allowable, allocable and reasonable; including projections and analysis.
  • Supports monitoring, tracking, and interpreting fiscal records for a portfolio of accounts including payroll records, purchasing, travel, and other disbursements to maintain compliance with grant policies.
  • Communicates financial information regarding grant accounts to faculty members, including remaining balances, anticipated payroll expenses, and incoming funding.
  • Analyzes and verifies transactions related to grants and contracts accounts such as invoices, travel, reimbursements, and requisitions.
  • Maintains internal records of grant applications and information, including budget details, invoices, correspondences, submitted applications, budget justifications, etc.
  • Meets with faculty to explain services, communicate financial information, and assist with accounts as needed.
  • Maintains internal grant management database with grant submissions and related account information.
  • Provides customer service to faculty, internal and external contacts.
  • Complies with federal, state, and university standards and regulations to state appropriated budgets, sponsored and/or external grants, as well as found and gift related accounts
  • Corresponds with administrators from other institutions and federal sponsor contacts
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Maintain files and grant management database.
  • Perform related duties as required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
  • One year of related experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills

  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs.
  • Experience with grants and contracts administration.

    This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates' background and experience.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494812 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Priority will be given to applications received by October 26, 2020.

    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on October 28, 2020.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Advertised: Oct 14 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Oct 28 2020 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 10/16/2020
    Application Due: 10/28/2020
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