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Grants Administrator

University of Denver
Colorado, USA, Denver

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The Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (RSECS) at the University of Denver invites applications for a Grants Administrator position. RSECS is creating the future of technology by providing computer science and engineering students with an education emphasizing ethics and cross-disciplinary knowledge, along with research programs that address deep societal needs. RSECS is home to three departments: Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Mechanical & Materials Engineering.

Position Summary:

The Grants Administrator will be primarily responsible for developing and assisting in writing grant proposals to foundations, governmental agencies, and other grant-awarding organizations. Duties will include assisting RSECS principal investigators (PIs) in submitting proposals including identifying opportunities, preparing budgets, serving as the primary interface with the University of Denver Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, interpreting program guidelines, communicating with sponsors, negotiating awards, tracking expenditures, invoicing, certifying effort, and generating financial reports. The Grants Administrator will also conduct prospect research and maintain a calendar of submissions and success rates for RSECS PIs.

Responsibilities Include:

Proposal Preparation

  • Seek out and communicate research funding opportunities to RSECS investigators.
  • Work with PIs to develop budgets, assuring that all potential costs have been identified and justified, including salaries, fringe benefits, indirect costs, cost-share, etc.
  • Work collaboratively with PIs in writing and editing of proposal aims and research strategy.
  • Prepare and submit all necessary sponsor forms as required by regulations, university policy, and sponsors.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the PIs and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

Post-Award Administration

  • Monitor milestones and deliverables and work with faculty and staff to satisfy sponsor requirements.
  • Work with ORSP staff to assure that award is managed in compliance with all regulations, policies and requirements and close out funds in accordance with these regulations, policies and requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Experience and strong understanding in grant writing, budgets, forms and administration.
  • Experience with coordination of groups of researchers.
  • 2-3 years of work experience in grant/contract administration and/or accounting and finance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree.
  • Understanding of pre and/or post-award grant/contract administration, including the accounting for federal grants or contracts.

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, August 12th, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9

Salary Range:
The salary range for the position is $58,000-$65,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter
3. One-page diversity statement describing how the candidates background and experience contribute to DUs values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. (

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.


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