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Manager, Grants and Contracts (UPDATED)

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

Posting Number: req10510

Department: Research Administration

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: The Rate of Pay has been updated from "DOE" to "$59,005 - $80,542 DOE"

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) seeks a qualified and motivated Grants and Contracts Manager to work with faculty and administration to develop pre-award research proposals and budgets, and to perform post-award administration as necessary. This position reports to the CALS Research Administration office but may be embedded in college units. This position is responsible for coordinating the development of all research pre-award functions and partnering with faculty, unit staff and administration, college staff and administration, and university research partners.

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

  • Collaborates and works closely with centralized sponsored program administration in performance of tasks.
  • Consolidates, writes or rewrites proposal input; develops proposal documents with faculty and staff with emphasis on sponsor identification and budget preparation; interprets sponsoring agency guidelines to ensure compliance with all sponsor, state and university requirements.
  • Reviews pre-award documents for compliance with policies; analyzes terms and conditions of pre-award.
  • Prepares regular and complex special reports, forms or studies for sponsor and department or university; utilizes past reports, the university accounting system and other resources.
  • Advises and counsels faculty and staff regarding procedures, pertinent developments, account status or alternatives for various sponsored programs.
  • Plans, arranges and participates in workshops and seminars to promote participation in the proposal process.
  • Coordinates and disseminates information to faculty and staff on potential research opportunities and funding sources.


  • Thorough knowledge of all job functions and broad industry best practices, techniques and standards.
  • Exhibits ability to transfer knowledge and application of complex principles, theories, and concepts to peers.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration or related field AND eight years directly related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with processing high volume, high value grants.
  • Professional certification

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.00

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,005 - $80,542 DOE

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



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

Contact Information for Candidates

Parker Antin

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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 an 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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