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Senior Grant Administrator, Office of Operations and Finance, College of Medicine

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Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The Office of Accounting and Finance, College of Medicine is recruiting a Senior Grant Administrator.

Essential Functions

  • Assist faculty and staff with researching, locating, developing, writing, and administering federal, state, and private grants, contracts, and external funding sources.
  • Oversee proposal preparation and submission process. 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.
  • 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. Extend mastery of job knowledge to the principles, theories and practices of related specialties and expand knowledge of best practices within the field of grant administration.  
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Evaluate/enhance current practices and efforts to ensure optimal support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • Oversee leadership of teams and projects that involve extensive cooperation and coordination between multiple departments across the University or with external customers.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Prepare written and/or verbal presentations or proposals on complex issues, university process, sponsor guideline interpretation and other grantsmanship processes and deliver to a broad variety of audiences.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to important and complex strategic and operational issues which may involve unusual circumstances.
  • Evaluate/enhance current practices and efforts to ensure optimal support of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of grant and finance-related experience.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Pre- and post-award experience.
  • 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.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Project management experience.

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 dependent 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 and off-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: 82722 


Senior Grant Administrator, Office of Operations and Finance, College of Medicine

Date:  Jun 23, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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