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Grants Assistant, Part Time, Temporary

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Grants Assistant, Part Time, Temporary

Job ID: 250246
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Processes procurement and HR requests for externally funded grants and/or contracts following university policies and procedures. Provides administrative support to one or more grants managers. Processes hiring requests working with Human Resources and grants managers to ensure grant-funded positions are posted and filled.


1. Assists faculty in all phases of the development of grant and contract proposals, including preparation of detailed budgets

2. Ensures compliance with all sponsor guidelines and deadlines and KSU policies

3. Obtains and/or provides institutional components of proposals and performs administrative validation on all proposal elements

4. Ensures adherence to quality standards and all policies and award regulations

5. Advises on allowable expenditures per award terms and conditions

6. Interacts regularly with and provides high quality customer service to faculty members conducting sponsored research

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
One (1) year related work experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience
Experience with grant and contract policies of Federal, state, and private sponsors

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Familiarity with The University System of Georgia (USG) and KSU's grants/contract processes

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Position of Trust
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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