Temporary (PEAK) Grant/Contracting Specialist


Description: Are you detail oriented, like looking over and preparing grants or contracts, and are great at multi- tasking to get the job done? Great! We are looking for someone with grant experience to fill this much needed position. Under general supervision, provides administrative support to a state or national level sponsored grant or contract program by coordinating the program activities, attending meetings, preparing reports, recruiting for the program, analyzing data, prioritizing tasks, preparing grants, distributing information, and performing accounting duties for the program.


  • Coordinates various aspects of the grant and contract program to include but not limited to meetings, sponsorship, recruitment, and services.
  • Attends meetings and may act as the facilitator. 
  • Prepares numerous reports on status of the grant or contract, resources needed, and future goals. 
  • Recruits members for committees and assistance with the program. 
  • Performs analyses to determine needed services, funds, and volunteers. 
  • Prioritizes duties from needs assessment data or other resources. 
  • Makes adjustments in order to meet goals. 
  • Assists in the preparation of grants or contracts and ensures accuracy. 
  • Collaborates with the Office of Research Administration, Principal Investigators, and other personnel. 
  • Distributes information to staff and others. 
  • Answers questions about the grant or contract and the progress of the grant/contract. 
  • Prepares the grant and contract budget. 
  • Reconciles accounts, purchases with ProCard, and enters and approves vouchers. 
  • Responsible for appropriating funds for salaries and other grant and contract expenses. 
  • May assist with supervising support personnel including other exempt employees including Program or Project Coordinators. 
  • Assists with selecting, training, delegating tasks, and conducting performance appraisals. 
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Location

Required Education: High School Diploma or GED 


  • Advanced working knowledge of databases and electronic tools related to funding opportunity dissemination (e.g. Community of Science).     
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)  
  • Advanced working knowledge of pre-award grant submission process and federal application requirements.
  • Advanced organization skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform multitasks and handle stressful situations


  • Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer, and answer telephone.

Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

  • The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Organization: Peak People
Job Location: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City-Health Sciences Center
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 18, 2022

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