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Grants Management Specialist (Extended Temporary Employment)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts

Posting Number: req17620

Department: AZ Inst for Resilience

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Indigenous Resilience Center (IRes) in Arizona Institute for Resilience at the University of Arizona is seeking a highly motivated grants management research specialist (Grant and Contract Coordinator III). The grants management research specialist will provide grants training to tribes that is focused on identifying grants, determining eligibility, grant writing, creating a budget, data analysis and presentation in proposals, creating graphics, and grant evaluation. For successful grants, the grant management specialist will also provide training on how to administer, track, and report on grant progress.  The grants management research specialist will work directly with the IRes program manager and program coordinator and directly engage with community members, partners, and other key stakeholders.

The mission of IRes is to center Indigenous ways of knowing into co-designed environmental solutions and training the next generation of community leaders.

We turn science into actionable, community-oriented solutions. Our focus is resilience, the practice of designing environmental and social systems to anticipate and integrate with global change.

Grounded in the sciences, we bring together researchers, educators, problem-solvers, and innovators from diverse disciplines - engineering, humanities, economics, public policy, law, the arts, and beyond - to develop innovative and practical solutions to the environmental and resilience challenges we face today.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Maintain
    searchable database of potential funding opportunities for tribes from
    government agencies, private organizations, and foundations related to
    environmental protection, health and justice, climate justice, and
    energy justice. This includes identifying relevant funding sources,
    gathering detailed information about each opportunity, and ensuring the
    accuracy and completeness of the database.
  • Work
    with the program coordinator to administer community partners
    mini-grants, work closely with small community based non-profits,
    grassroots organizations, and tribal colleges; provide support tracking,
    developing, and managing grants or other funding mechanisms for
    effective grants management.
  • Assist
    participants with post-award management for reporting purposes by
    reviewing and understanding terms and conditions of awarded grants and
    contracts to ensure strict adherence to funding agency guidelines and
  • Assist
    participants in navigating websites, applications, and reimbursements
    for clean energy projects, even at the individual homeowner level.
  • Assist
    participants in applying for grants and other funding sources, how to
    prepare grant applications, create budgets, identify additional partners
    on the grant and all roles and contributions, procedures for grant
    evaluation, and performance measurement, and ensure that all required
    documents and supporting materials are completed and submitted
    accurately and within deadlines.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills, & abilities:

  • Knowledge
    of identifying, applying for, and managing funding opportunities
    regarding environmental or energy justice or related.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with different groups/individuals in English.
  • Understanding of Tribal Consultation Process. Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn new skills.
  • Tasks
    may require investigation of multiple alternatives to support community
    member requests, requiring some innovation and creativity in
    consultation with program coordinator and associate director.
  • Ability to work independently and meet desired expectations including all grant deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and excellent skills in time management and documentation of tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required and 1 year of relevant work experience in grant writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in grant writing and familiarity with proposal submissions and knowledgeable about current funding opportunities or how to list and track them.
  • Experience working with Tribal community members.
  • Experience with database development and cultural competency in working with tribes.
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience including a number of successful grant applications.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $20.33 - $25.41

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Grant & Contract Admin

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 10/31/2025

Contact Information for Candidates

Bernice Rodriguez

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please include one of the following as the additional document when submitting your applicant materials:

* grants writing, proposal, or other work example

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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