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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02137532

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is one of the nation’s top 131 research universities as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to academic excellence and diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The 93-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s Upper East Side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas on the shore of Lake Michigan, with easy proximity to major league sports, entertainment, culture, and dining.

The Shared Office for Administration of Research (SOAR) assists researchers in applying for and managing sponsored funding. SOAR provides research administration services to the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, College of Health Sciences, the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, and College of Nursing.

Job Summary
This position is responsible for performing pre- and post-award grants management in the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. UWM's Zilber School of Public Health strives to be an innovative, interdisciplinary, ‘next generation' School of Public Health and is a Carnegie-designated Doctoral/Research-Extensive institution undergoing dynamic growth toward expanded research excellence.

This position is located in the Shared Office for Administration of Research (SOAR), and open to a hybrid (remote/in-person) work schedule in accordance with current UWM remote work policy.

The Grants Administrator will report to the SOAR Director and will take the lead in all pre-award administrative aspects of the research application and will manage the post-award administration for sponsored programs for grants within their specified portfolio. The position will serve as a liaison among principal investigators (PI's), university administrative units, sponsors, and departments/deans on proposal development and submission and award review, set-up and financial management.

Estimated percentage of time: Pre-Award - Proposal Preparation (45%), Post-Award - Financial Management (50%), Manage and Participate in special projects as assigned (5%)

The title for this position by time of hire will be Research Administrator with a business title of Grants Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution earned by the date of hire
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in the financial management of administrative activities of a business or governmental program
  • Experience in sponsored research administration
  • Knowledge of Federal and Non-Federal sponsored guidelines, policies, practices, funding sources

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
  • Knowledge of UWM financial systems and accounting procedures
  • Experience providing pre-award and post award activities including compliance monitoring related to expenditures and effort reporting

Application Instructions
A complete application should include: a letter of application addressing all minimum and preferred qualifications listed above for the position, a resume or vita, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information to include telephone number, mailing address and e-mail address.

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications began on 10/23/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after 10/22/2021 may not receive consideration.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

This is a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin 10/23/2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after 10/22/2021 may not receive consideration.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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