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Sr. Administrator, Grants & Contracts

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 5, 2022
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Sr. Administrator, Grants & Contracts

Research, Grants & Contracts

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Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

This position is responsible for ensuring that proposed projects comply with a wide array of federal compliance as well as internal and external procedural requirements, facilitate proposal reviews and submittals, and assistance with identified programs requiring budgetary tasks and maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for managing all aspects of assigned grant proposals and grant awards to NKU, including fostering relationships and maintaining expertise about federal, state, local, and private funding agencies. Assist with external web-based database for all grant activity, train users in RGC’s interactive web-based software platforms, present outreach activities to faculty and staff pertaining to external funding and federal regulations, provide programmatic budgetary assistance to internal university research-related programs, etc.


Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Research Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Finance or similar along with three years of Grant related experience. Certified Research Administrator credential preferred.

Must be experienced with Federal Office of Budget and Office Management circulars, technically proficient in grant specific web-based interactive content development, experienced with multiple types of databases, and possess the skills to make necessary adaptations, create SOPs and training materials for faculty and staff pertaining to interactive research compliance programs and various databases. Experience with budgetary development and controls required.

Must list a minimum of three references (also maximum of three).

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Experience
3 years


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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2

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