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Grant and Project Coordinator (Extended Temporary)

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

Posting Number: req18864

Department: AZ Inst for Resilience

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Indigenous Resilience Center in Arizona Institute for Resilience at the University of Arizona is seeking a Grants and Project Coordinator (Grant & Contract Administrator II) to join its work with Native American and Indigenous Communities. The mission of IRes is to center Indigenous ways of knowing into co-designed environmental solutions and training the next generation of community leaders. The Grants and Project Coordinator would provide training to tribes that is focused on identifying grants, determining eligibility, and assist in grant writing process with tribal partners, (budget proposals, evaluation, and assessment).The Grants and Project Coordinator will also provide professional support and training on successful grant awards with project partners.



Changing the world starts at home. Join us as we chart the course towards a more vibrant, sustainable planet.

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 all face.

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; retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & responsibilities:

  • Work
    with the IRes manager to coordinate, administer, and evaluate community
    mini-grants focused in Native American climate adaptation,
    environmental resilience, and serve as the primary contact for community
    based organizations, non-profits, grass roots organizations, and tribal
    colleges and universities. This also includes promoting grant opportunities in person and through outreach. Will hold training
    sessions and one on one opportunities to assist Tribes in building their
    grant writing capabilities.
  • Create,
    maintain, and administer a database of potential funding opportunities
    for tribes from federal, state and local agencies, non-profit
    organizations, and foundations that relate back to IRes' mission,
    vision, and goals; assist in supporting tribal partners through the
    grant writing process.
  • Serve
    as the primary contact and liaise with mini grant awardees and
    successful awards (in Native American communities) in post-award
    management for reporting purposes to funding agencies set forth in
    criteria. This includes compiling and analyzing data and ensuring
    deliverables are met.
  • Coordinate
    efforts for reporting to the Waverley Street Foundation and assist the
    Indigenous Resilience Center in a administrative tasks to ensure
    successful implementation of the project, including but not limited to:
    working with UArizona Sponsored Projects, Grants and Contracts, UArizona
    Business offices, purchasing, reconciliation, reimbursements, event
    coordination, communication, and outreach and travel.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Knowledge of identifying, applying for, and managing funding opportunities from federal agencies, state and local governments  Demonstrated grant writing experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally with different groups/individuals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in grant writing and reporting.
  • Experience with database development and cultural competency in working with tribes is necessary for the incumbent to be successful.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience engaging or outreach to Native American communities
  • Experience with tribal sovereignty, self-determination and traditional knowledges
  • Experience working with Native American community members and understanding of Tribal Consultation Process.
  • Experience training other individuals.
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience.

FLSA: 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: $59,404 - $74,254

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Compensation Guidance

The Rate of Pay Field represents the University of Arizona's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, and internal equity.

The Grade Range Minimum, Midpoint, and Maximum Fields listed below represent a full range of career compensation growth over time in this position and grade. Each unit typically sets starting pay between minimum and midpoint upon hire. The university offers compensation growth opportunities within its career architecture. To learn more about compensation, please review our Applicant Compensation Guide and our Total Rewards Calculator.

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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: 3/31/2026

Contact Information for Candidates

Katie Holtsoi,

Open Until Filled: Yes

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

Special Instructions to Applicant

Please be prepared to submit a previous publication or grant writing example with your applicant materials.

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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