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Sponsored Projects Award Specialist

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO
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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Grants and Contracts

Job Title – Sponsored Projects Award Specialist

Position #708015– Requisition #21972

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

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

Position Emphasis

This position will perform entry level 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 approximate salary range is $44,100 - $50,000 per year.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.  Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

Substitution: A combination of education and/or related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree 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: Jul 13, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing
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