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Contracts & Grants Officer IV - College of Nursing

Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 30, 2024
Contracts & Grants Officer IV - College of Nursing

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Contracts & Grants Officer IV - College of Nursing at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions (job duties):

Collaborate with principal investigators, sponsors, faculty, university staff, and/or collaborators in grant or contract initiatives. Assist with grant or contract preparation and submission, making necessary revisions and ensuring proposal accuracy, completeness and timeliness. Provide expertise and guidance, ensuring grant and contract adherence to sponsor, government and/or University requirements.

Resolve grant or contract issues. Recommend alternative terms, conditions and/or language, ensuring adherence to government and University requirements; negotiate when appropriate. If necessary, escalate and/or collaborate with the Office of General Counsel and other relevant university departments to resolve issues.

Analyze and finalize proposal budgets ensuring alignment with sponsor’s guidelines.

Serve as the liaison between principal investigators, sponsors, other Sponsored Program Administration teams, collaborators and/or other involved parties. Field and respond to requests accordingly.

Provide related proposal and award administration training to involved parties.

Additional Grant Related Functions
Serve as the University’s Authorized Organizational Representative and authorize grant and contract proposal submissions.

Create, monitor and maintain funds and subfunds in the award and financial systems, ensuring information is accurate, complete, coded correctly and timely.

Additional Contract Related Functions

Create amendments to contracts, subcontracts and/or sub awards, ensuring all required changes, including but not limited to funding amounts, Statement of Work, re-budgets and dates.

Conduct the Uniform Guidance mandated Risk Assessment to assist in determining the potential risk of sub recipients for sub awards.

Unique duties:


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three to five years’ experience working in grant and/or contract administration, including grant or general accounting; experience in higher education grant administration preferred.

Knowledge of grant and/or contract administration best practices.

Ability to interpret and apply grant and contract sponsor, University and departments requirements and/or policies.

Ability to exercise sound judgment. Detail oriented with ability to multi-task and work independently.

Ability to communicate professionally and effectively orally and in writing. Ability to effectively negotiate.

Proficient Microsoft Excel and computer software/databases skills.

Preferred qualifications:


H15 - College of Nursing

Primary department:

H1501 - Deans Office Nursing

Employment type:
  • Regular Employee
  • Job type: Fractional Time
  • Job category: Staff/Administrative
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
  • Hourly rate:
  • Salary minimum: TBD
  • Salary hire maximum: TBD
Working conditions:

The Grants & Contracts Officer IV is responsible for providing expertise and guidance to principal investigators, faculty and other staff members through the required cycle of grants, contracts or subcontracts. Serves as the liaison between principal investigators, sponsors, other Sponsored Program Administration teams, collaborators and/or other involved parties. This classification is located exclusively in the Office of Sponsored Program Administration and reports to and receives work direction from a management level classification, i.e. Manager, Associate Director, Director, etc.

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 1
  • Reposted position: No
  • Reposted reason: None (New Requisition)
  • Prior posting/requisition number:
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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