Grants Coordinator at University of Denver

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Location: Denver, Colorado

Job Description:

DU is the oldest and largest private, independent university in the Rocky Mountain Region, welcoming approximately 5700 undergraduate and 8000 graduate students to campus either in-person or virtually each year. Our students complete a rigorous, comprehensive core curriculum in addition to a deep, hands-on immersion in their technical curricula. DU is a research university with high research activity and an exceptional commitment to its students.
Denver, the Mile-High City, consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the United States. Denvers economy is rapidly growing and diversifying, with strengths in the aerospace, healthcare, financial tech, telecommunications, and IT-software sectors. Our region features a dry climate with 300 days of sunshine annually and surprisingly mild winters. The nearby Rocky Mountains provide beautiful views and abundant recreational opportunities year-round. The city of Denver is home to several major league sports teams, diverse neighborhoods, and strong cultural and food scenes. Situated in this vibrant metropolitan community, the University is committed to building and sustaining a culturally diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The Chancellors diversity statement can be viewed here:

MCE is a leader in innovative and effective approaches for promoting learning, information literacy, healthy lifestyle, and civic participation throughout the lifespan. Transcending traditional ideas about education. schooling, and meaningful community engagement we embrace a new, comprehensive vision of learning as a lifelong activity that involves the whole person and can occur through a variety of methods, anywhere and at any time. We promote educational change and social equity in addition to providing leadership for the improvement of education, mental health, libraries, and information services and systems.

Department Summary

The University of Denvers Morgridge College of Education (MCE) invites applications for the position of Grants Specialist.
The Morgridge College of Educations vision is to train global leaders who employ innovative and effective approaches to advance learning throughout the lifespan, educational change, and social equity. Our programs prepare ethical, collaborative practitioners who can apply principles to promote learning and development with diverse clients and communities. This is a full-time, benefitted position.

Position Summary

The Grants Specialist reports to the Manager of Grants Administration and assists with processing financial, human resources, and general business transactions for the colleges sponsored projects. Additionally, the Grants Specialist provides back-up support to the Business Coordinators. The ideal candidate can demonstrate attention to detail, discretion and insightful judgement, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize without missing critical deadlines.

Essential Functions

Business and Operations Support

  • Assist the Colleges research departments with general business operations support and staff vacancies

  • Serve as the Deans Office liaison for travel, expense, and reimbursements to the Colleges research departments

  • Train new staff in basic business operations processes, systems, and protocols

HR Support

  • Responsible for the submission of all non-benefitted employee transactions to include hires, separations, job and position changes for sponsored projects

  • Assist with ensuring accuracy of timecards and completing necessary corrections

  • Prepare payroll redistributions and hand-checks at the direction of the Manager

  • Submit job postings and provide technical support to hiring managers throughout the hiring process

Finance Support

  • Responsible for the submission of all finance transactions to include direct pays, requisitions, and contracts for goods and services

  • Support faculty and staff with creating and managing expense reports

  • Submits Journal Entries at the discretion of the Manager

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with constituents on and off-campus

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to work well under pressure with deadlines

  • Ability to manage time-sensitive/confidential information appropriately

  • Ability to review and comprehend grant expenditure budgets

Required Qualifications

  • Associate Degree or equivalent work experience

  • 1-3 years of related office experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in relevant field of study

  • 3+ years of direct experience in accounting and finance

  • Higher education experience.

  • Knowledge of Banner and Concur

  • Research and sponsored program administration experience

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel experience

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) April 5, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is 7.

Hourly Range:

The hourly range for the position is $24.00-$26.00

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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