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Grants Coordinator

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$38,046.00 - $38,046.00
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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The Center for Cyber Security Education and Research (CCSER) at Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) serves as an interdisciplinary center to provide program guidance and oversight in the areas of Technology, Cyber Security, and Information Assurance and fosters collaboration and outreach opportunities in the areas of education and research for CSU Pueblo and southern Colorado students.
Included in its mission statement, the CCSER seeks to develop alliances with other CSU Pueblo departments and centers, other educational institutions, and external corporate and industry organizations for the purpose of pursuing joint initiatives that will provide educational and outreach programs, particularly in the areas of technology and cyber security to K-12 educational levels and to all interested parties, institutions and organizations in the greater Pueblo, Colorado area. 
The CCSER will coordinate the "strategic components" and activities of the National Science Foundation: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math for Hispanic Serving Institutions (NSF- STEM for HIS) grant via the Principal Investigators of these grant awards. The NSF-STEM-HSI grant, named "Project PUENTE" (Partnerships in Undergraduate Education for New and Transferring Estudiantes) is designed to use the fields of technology and cyber security as gateways to attract, recruit, and increase the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate Hispanic/Latino, female and underrepresented student groups pursuing degrees that lead to STEM degrees and STEM-related careers.

Description of Job

This 30 hour per week, benefits-eligible position provides professional level grant coordination, accounting, bookkeeping, financial reporting and administrative support for the NSF-STEM-HSI grant and State of Colorado (SoC) Cyber Security/Block Chain Fund.

Primary Duties
Interface with the CSU Pueblo Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and Grants Accountant staff on a weekly and monthly basis to track, monitor and report all related expenditures under this NSF-STEM-HSI and SoC grants. Complete all related bookkeeping tasks (e.g., process P.O’s, supplemental contracts etc.) and complete monthly financial reconciliations related to the drawdowns by the 10th of each month.

Assist Co-Principal Investigator to plan and coordinate transitional and integrative activities for high school and community college level students, particularly those aimed at inclusion of under-represented student groups and females.

Assist the NSF Project PUENTE PI and Co-PI to develop, compose and complete required NSF federal reports.

Assist as needed our Project PUENTE Alliance community colleges (CCs) and high schools in collaborating, planning, developing, and implementing activities specifically directed at Hispanic/Latino CC and high school students to increase interest in STEM and cyber security related course work and STEM-related careers.

Assist Project PUENTE and SoC grant team in coordinating culturally sensitive workshops to build cultural responsibility, sensitivity and competence in instructional and curriculum practices.

Communicate NSF Project PUENTE activities, accomplishments and program progress to CSU-Pueblo Marketing for media coverage and news releases.

*** Note:  This position is 3/4 time or approximately 30 hours per week.   It is benefits- eligible and has the potential for a flexible and/or partially-remote work arrangement.***

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications

  • A baccalaureate degree in a business-related field from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Ability to develop effective work relationships with NSF grants team, CSU Pueblo administrators and financial staff, and community college and high school administrators 
  • Ability to work with state and federal grants and related Fund accounting and financial reporting
  • Evidence of excellence in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and other related software interfaces
  • Successful work experience in project management, and project coordination

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher (e.g. MS, MA, MBA) in accounting, finance, project management, business
  • Evidence of personal commitment to the CCSER and NSF Project PUENTE mission and its related goals
  • Evidence of the ability to manage multiple project and accounting and financial reporting deadlines in a timely fashion
  • Work experience in project management or projects coordinating State of Colorado and Federal grant awards.  
  • Experience in Fund or Grant accounting
  • Experience with CSU KUALI Financial Systems (KFS) and Accounting Reporting Systems
  • Evidence of working with diverse faculty, diverse community college and high school teachers, administrators, and in particular, female students and students from diverse backgrounds

Condition of Employment
Evidence of your being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or applicable exemption, is required as a condition of employment with CSU Pueblo. Employment is contingent upon your submission of records showing full vaccination for COVID-19, or receiving the first dose of a two-dose vaccine—or a single dose vaccine—before your hire date and submitting evidence of a second dose (as necessary, based on vaccination type) within 30 calendar days of your hire date, or completion of an exemption before your hire date.

Information about medical and non-medical exemptions is available at Those employees who qualify for an exemption may be required to follow additional public health requirements or precautions, such as isolation, quarantine, testing, or other measures, particularly if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with the direction and guidance of public health officials and University and CSU System policy.


Supplemental Information

All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  • a letter of intent (cover letter);
  • a current resume or CV;
  • unofficial or official transcripts showing required degree conferred; and
  • Additionally, applicants must include current contact information for three professional references, either to the online application or as an attachment.

    Applications submitted without the required attachments/information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until filled.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo
      Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
     CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.  
     Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
     At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
     About Pueblo, Colorado 
      The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of  Human Resources& Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.


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