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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Grant Administrator 2

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


About the Job

The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica 


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Pharmacy is recruiting for a full-time (100% FTE) Grant Administrator 2. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all our activities.

Job Overview

Using established procedures with detailed instructions will engage in the day-to-day administration of specialized activities related to grant administration and reports to management, provide recommendation and advice to management or other groups on process related topics and conduct or carry out work procedures and activities in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations as well as university financial and administrative policies. Major duties will include administrative, fiscal, grant, and general duties. 

Essential Functions

  • Assist faculty and research staff with the processing of financial transactions for federal, state, and private grants, contracts, and any other external funding sources. 
  • Post-award duties include award set up and management for financial and regulatory compliance, meet regularly with Principal Investigators (PIs) for expense reporting and projects, and processing reports and transactions, including subcontract activity for the full lifecycle of sponsored program administration from start to close out. Assist with pre-award proposal preparation.
  • Implement policies that reflect continuous oversight and review of sponsored project funds to ensure that all financial transactions are in full compliance with university policies and funding agency guidelines.
  • Advise faculty and research staff with the financial management of sponsored projects to fulfill project-related expenditure goals and objectives, subaward issuance
  • Work directly and collaboratively with the various offices of the university to fulfill all expenditure/compliance requirements and to resolve complex issues that arise during the duration of a sponsored award.
  • Assist faculty and senior research staff with the proposal creation, preparation and submission process to external agencies.
  • Assist with dissemination of expertise to train future Grant Administrator 1’s and Financial Administrator 1 & 2’s in the department unit to adhere to high standards of compliance with sponsored project requirements and dissemination of knowledge of UC-based financial systems and applications to achieve financial and Human Resource objectives.
  • Breadth of duties may span several sub-specialties and may be either unit-specific, typically handling proposal submission and award administration, or more broadly defined encompassing the ability to help grow the research enterprise at UC.
  • Complete routine work for grant applications; follow standard principles and systems and use appropriate terminology associated with a particular field of specialization by continuously building on current job knowledge.
  • Provide recommended approaches to assigned work to facilitate achievement of desired results and maintain effective relationships with peers, vendors, and others in a diverse environment.
  • Interpret information, ideas and instructions and communicate clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing including materials intended for distribution.
  • Determine causes of unusual occurrences and apply standard principles and practices to determine and implement solutions.
  • Evaluate/enhance current practices and efforts to ensure optimal support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Six (6) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Two (2) years of grant and/or finance-related experience.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Collaborative yet flexible work ethic.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Proven experience in participating as a team member in a collaborative environment within a diverse workforce.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.


  • Competitive salary range of $56,000 - $60,000 for this role, depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 71281 


Grant Administrator 2

Date:  Oct 14, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  UC East Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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