Grants Manager, College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Position Information: Description

The mission of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is to prepare future leaders, to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations, with an emphasis on rural communities in North Dakota, the region and beyond, through the provision of high-quality innovative inter-professional education, research and service. The function of the Research & Grants Management Office is to support the research agenda of the college by increasing the visibility of research activities, increasing the submission and the success rates of grants, and by supporting and enhancing faculty and student scholarly productivity.

Duties & Responsibilities

This position provides pre-award and post-award support for investigators including guidance in the procedures for grant preparation and submission and grants management and supports the research agenda of the CNPD. This position manages aspects of complex projects and budgets and participates in field project activities. The position acts as a signer in the absence of the Business Manager.

  • Provide proposal development assistance to faculty and students
    • Identify potential sources of funding and inform faculty and students of available opportunities
    • Contact funding agencies concerning specific programs, eligibility, grant preparation guidelines, etc.
    • Coordinate and assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals
    • Act as the budget advisor on grant proposal teams
    • Notify Dean's Office & CNPD Business Office of any department or college commitments proposed
    • Track and ensure proposal submission process is completed appropriately and timely
    • Act as liaison with central research administration offices
    • Develop initiatives to promote faculty success with grant proposals such as research work days
    • Foster collaboration within the department as well as facilitate interdisciplinary and inter-professional research
  • Perform tasks related to grant management
    • Manage overall grant effort
    • Monitor grant budgets of PIs
    • Coordinate the preparation of grant-related forms to various departments and funding agencies, including electronic submission packages
    • Assist PIs with carry-forward funding requests
    • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of monthly PI reports
    • Set up grants and track grant deadlines
    • Work with the Office of Grants & Contracts to achieve campus goals related to research and scholarship
  • Faculty Development
    • Track grant activity for effort and travel
    • Enter and monitor F&A distributions per college policy
    • Support faculty in research development
    • Report on grant activity to business office, dean's office and college
    • Prepare annual grant reports for outside entities and constituents
  • General Administration
    • Schedule, make arrangements and promote all events sponsored by the CNPD Research & Grants Management Office and research committee
    • Report on all CNPD scholarly presentations and publications
    • Communicate with the college community, faculty research and scholarly accomplishments, upcoming grant opportunities and other information as it pertains to the CNPD research agenda
    • Take minutes, schedule and serve as general administrator for research committees
    • Support CNPD Business Manager and perform duties when manager is absent, including acting as official signer, monitor funds and communicate to faculty and staff
  • Supervise GRAs and other staff as needed
    • Accept applications, interview and hire GRA workforce
    • Assign research projects to GRAs from faculty
    • Monitor GRA budget, hours and projects
    • Supervise staff as assigned
    • Provide leadership to team in completing projects and assigned tasks
Required Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment, including working with multiple funding sources, accounts and projects
  • Must demonstrate accuracy, strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to train, mentor and delegate
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Ability to demonstrate positive interactions with faculty and staff
  • Willingness to adapt to new technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Model professional behavior, appearance and job performance in the workplace
  • Self-initiative, integrity and reliability
  • Specialized knowledge in business processes and grant or project financial administration
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and written
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in business administration or related field of study
  • 5+ years related experience 
  • 1+ years management/leadership experience
  • Budget and accounting experience with basic math competency
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Public Health or Administration or related field of study
  • Experience applying University of North Dakota policies/procedures
  • Experience with UND's PeopleSoft finance and HRMS modules
  • Experience in grants administration and payroll management
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$53,000 annual, exempt, full-time, benefited

Work Schedule/Start Date

Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Position starts as soon as possible after accepted offer.


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on June 4, 2021. Please include the following materials:

  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Position will remain open until filled with initial review of candidates on June 9th, 2021.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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