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Grants & Contract Specialist/Post-Award Officer

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (US)
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 20, 2024

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Job Title: Grants & Contract Specialist/Post-Award Officer

Classification: Professional
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Chief Research & Sponsored Programs Officer


Duties: To include, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide administrative and technical oversight for all public and externally-funded projects/programs (inclusive of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements) to ensure compliance with appropriate agency regulations and institutional policies, procedures and best practices.
  2. Enhance the quality and consistency of internal control systems for post-award management of funded programs.
  3. Build and maintain appropriate record keeping system of all funded sponsored programs productivity. Produce monthly productivity reports of all funded programs.
  4. Collaborate with Senior Grants Accountant and individual investigators/Program Coordinator/Program Director in award generation/conformance reports, reporting requirements, no-cost extensions, re-budgeting actions, award closeout, etc.
  5. Monitor programs line item budgets to ensure expenses are paid according to the funder approved budgets and timelines and in alignment with Lincoln’s policy and procedures.
  6. Provide supervision and oversight of the Commission of Excellence in Funded Programs at Lincoln University.
  7. Conduct periodic workshops and/or training on post-award management of funds for multiple constituencies at Lincoln University.
  8. Monitor the productivity of all funded programs during the summer months.
  9. Other related initiatives as assigned by the Chief Research & Sponsored Programs Officer.


Qualifications, Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Education, or related discipline from an accredited institution of higher learning. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience/track record in grants accounting; grants or contracts administration, and/or project-based management/accountability.
  • Outstanding and highly competitive writing, research, analytical, and document development skills.
  • Demonstrated evidence of supervision or post-award management of grants, contracts, and/or cooperative agreements.
  • Advanced problem-solving, critical thinking, interpersonal, and staff/project management skills.


  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software (inclusive of word, excel, power point, and/or access) and other digital tool platforms.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Uniform Guidance pertaining to the post-award administration of sponsored programs activities.
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, high expectation, and evidence-based environments.


Salary Compensation: Competitive and based on appropriate and demonstrated training and experiences. 


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

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