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Grant and Contract Analyst

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

Posting Number: req10483

Department: Sponsored Projects Services

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) at the University of Arizona has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to begin a career in the field of university research administration. As a Sponsored Projects Grant and Contract Analyst assigned to Preaward Services, the incumbent will be centrally positioned where University of Arizona authority resides for submission of proposals to funding agencies for support of University research, education and outreach. This position works with faculty and staff from across the University to review and submit proposals to varied external funders in areas such as space science, biomedical research, and environmental studies. To excel in this position, you must have a customer-service attitude, be skilled at managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and have an aptitude for learning to use a variety of IT systems to manage, analyze, and transfer information.

Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services (SPCS), a unit of Research, Innovation & Impact (RII), assists the University of Arizona research community in its efforts to secure external funding by providing high quality administrative, contracting, and financial services to ensure proper stewardship of those funds and to minimize the risk to university resources. Our mission is to support and enhance the University's reputation while working to achieve strategic goals with broad services in the following areas: Proposal Development and Submission, Contracting, Postaward Management and Administrative Guidance.

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

  • Review and analyze external funding proposals and budgets for allowability, completeness and compliance within the framework of applicable guidelines. Prioritize and coordinate shared workload to meet work unit operation deadlines.
  • Obtain signature authority for submission of proposals on behalf of the University upon completion of accelerated training.
  • Provide expert advice and support to faculty and staff with sponsored contract and grant issues, interpreting federal, state, sponsor and University regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Use multiple online systems for proposal and award management.
  • Advise and assist with preparation of proposal applications and budgets.
  • Advise University faculty and business staff on University proposal routing and sponsor submission procedures.
  • Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of PC applications, including spreadsheets, word processing, internet file upload, PDF forms, and e-mail.
  • Interpersonal skills, including excellent written and oral communication.
  • Effectiveness in working under deadlines and heavy workloads.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple different tasks on a daily basis.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • High level of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to proposal, grants, and contracts administration.
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgetary principles, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Business Administration, Accounting, orequivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with UA Financial Systems and UA Research Systems.
  • Experience preparing proposals and budgets.
  • Experience preparing proposals in,, and other online application environments.
  • Experience in contract/grant management.

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: $45,000

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: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Rachel Rice

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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