New job Grants Coordinator in Illinois

Grants Coordinator

Company : Northcentral University
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Illinois

Full Description

What We Are Looking For
NCU is seeking an experienced Grant identifier, writer and administrator to serve as our Grants Coordinator. Reporting to the Dean of Graduate School and working closely with the Provost, VPAA and five disciplinary Deans, this position will lead NCU to identify, apply and administer Grants in support of our University’s Mission.

Acting with minimum supervision, the Grants Coordinator is an independent problem solver, who takes initiative to resolve questions and move processes forward in identifying, applying and administering Grants. The Grants Coordinator will spearhead the Pre-Award process and will focus on the review, verification, and ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements.

This position will establish and implement submission procedures relating to grant and proposal development, guide and when need lead in the writing of grants and supervise in pre and post award administration.

Essential Functions

The chief objective of the position is to facilitate and coordinate-with university faculty and departments, and support staff- to successfully lead efforts to secure externally sponsored funding. Specific duties are as follows:

  • Create and maintain the official record for sponsored funds
  • Identify grant opportunities, internal and external SMEs and contributors, would act as primary project manager for all grant initiatives, coordinating deliverables and due dates for grant participants.
  • Manage the proposal routing process and hard copy file maintenance for all proposal submissions
  • Assist with general pre-award administration
  • Compile current and pending information (as required by sponsor) for Principal Investigator and senior/key personnel
  • Assist with post-award requests and modifications as needed.
  • Manage and maintain annual budget processes related to Grants initiatives.
  • Reasonable and consistent attendance to fulfill requirements of the position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Working knowledge of grants and contracts;
  • Time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to foster an environment that supports teamwork, collaboration; and high-quality customer service skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and other applications in the Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in grant administration in an academic environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of how to identify, propose and administer Grants.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal regulations and experience in managing compliance and interpreting and applying university and sponsor policies and procedures.
  • Experience with electronic grants administration and submission systems.
  • Knowledge of federal/university guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a high volume, deadline driven environment.
  • Ability to motivate and train faculty on how to solicit Grants.
  • Strong analytical, computer and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in higher education preferred
  • Experience working in a technology-driven enterprise preferred
  • All skills, abilities and education will be considered for minimum qualifications.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. The physical requirements for performing the essential functions of this position require the team member to be able to:

  • Able to sit, stand, kneel, walk, and reach.
  • Able to lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • Hear well enough to communicate with others.
  • Read a computer screen and written material.
  • Write, type, and use phone system.

Working Conditions
This is a 100% work from home position.

NCU will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Who We Are

Northcentral University (NCU) was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to a richly engaging, professionally-relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university. Today NCU is a proud affiliate of the National University System, a system of nonprofit universities with its headquarters in La Jolla, California. As a private, nonprofit and online university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in healthcare and marriage and family therapy. NCU offers a one-to-one learning model, where one student is paired with one professor in each course, creating a more personalized, individual experience for students enhanced by their professors’ real-world experience. All NCU faculty hold doctoral degrees.

NCU students, alumni and faculty reside in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. Working professionals choose NCU for their higher degree because of our extensive program offerings, weekly course starts, no group projects, regional accreditation and overall flexibility. Northcentral University is regionally accredited by WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, For more information, visit

We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to help others fulfill their dreams through higher education?

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