Research Grant Administrator

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

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Position Title

University Program Associate

Working Title

Research Grant Administrator

Competency Level



CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

The College of Health and Human Services ( CHHS ) Research Grant Administrator is a member of the Research and Innovation core support team that works in collaboration with UNCW’s Sponsored Program and Research Compliance ( SPARC ) office, the CHHS Research and Innovation team, and college-wide business service team directly reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation.


CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

Location of Workplace

Main UNCW Campus

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Research Grant Administrator’s responsibilities include providing support for pre-award and post-award activities (i.e., submissions and awards) for internal and external funding. This highly responsible position interprets policy and procedure, oversees sponsored programs’ spending, and manages all pre- and post-award functions. This position also functions as part of a larger team and directly contributes to a culture that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement, and personal growth, and teamwork.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred education, professional skills and experience

Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in grant and contract administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience with RAMSES . InfoEd Global, and Banner

Experience with federal sponsors and their systems, specifically Department of Energy ( DOE - PAMS ), National Institutes of Health ( NIH Assist) and National Science Foundation ( NSF -Fastlane)

Strong familiarity with budgets

Ability to research, compile and present information and numerical data

Ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate situations or problems to determine and implement appropriate courses of action

Proficiency in the use of personal computer with multiple types of software programs, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and database systems; substantial knowledge and comfort in the use of Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software

Ability to embrace, learn, and adapt to new software and technologies

Proficiency in written and oral communication skills

Ability to organize and adjust workload to handle multiple responsibilities

Ability to analyze, interpret, recommend, and implement policy and procedural guidelines

CRA certification

Required Certifications or licensure

Recruitment Range

$41,000- $43,000


1.0 (40 hours per week)

Months Per Year

12 Months

Work Days

Monday through Friday

Work Hours

8:00AM to 5:00PM

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Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited


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Posting Close Date


Special Notes to Applicants

This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.

This posting will close at 11:59PM on the posted closing date. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have fully completed the entire application before you apply for this position. Failure to answer all required questions will cause the system to disqualify your application.

For more info/to apply visit Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.

You will be required to attach a cover letter and resume to successfully apply for this position. To receive full consideration, please be sure you have completed the ‘Work History’ section of the application before you apply for this position.

This position is being recruited at the Journey level. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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