Contract/Grant Manager

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7107437 (Ref.No. ta222120)
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


The Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute is seeking applications for a Contract/Grant Manager who will be responsible for providing grant and contract management for the department. This position will be responsible for oversight, planning and monitoring of the grant and contract progress and account reconciliation to balance financial statements. They will also develop budgets for all grant submissions and may assist key program leadership in the preparation and submission of grants. The Contract/Grant Manager will work closely with the OCTSI Business Manager to coordinate contract and grant related activities between OCTSI units and assist with developing policies and procedures.


  • Provides grant/contract management to include budget/fiscal planning and control, day-to-day management of operations, program development and marketing to increase revenues for a large, complex sponsored grant/contract, and revenue generating operations
  • Responsible for overseeing, planning, and monitoring grant/contract progress and develops and monitors strategic plans
  • Provides direct administrative and fiscal management of the grant or contract
  • Manages the day-to-day business operations of the grant or contract program
  • Manages and supervises assigned staff
  • Responsible for fiscal oversight and management to include negotiating service contracts and purchasing of supplies and equipment for operations activities
  • Responsible for financial planning and monitoring grant/contract progress
  • Develops and manages the budget
  • Ensures the fiscal viability and advises college/department leadership on long-range financial planning and development of new initiatives
  • Develops budgets for all grant submissions and may assist key program leadership in the preparation of grants
  • Recruits for program participants and committees
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position

Job Requirements


Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or closely related field.

Experience: 60 months experience in business management, administration, accounting, finance, operations management or closely related area. 24 months of the required experience must be directly related to coordinating/managing sponsored grants or contracts. 

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months experience in lieu of Bachelor's Degree for a total of 108 months experience. 


  • Advanced working knowledge of databases and electronic tools related to funding opportunity dissemination (e.g. Community of Science)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Knowledge of pre-award grant submission process and federal application requirements
  • Advanced organization skills
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to perform multitasks and handle stressful situations

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Sit for prolonged periods. Use of a computer. Manual dexterity. Communicate effectively and listen.
  • Environmental: Office Work Environment. Stressful environment when meeting deadlines. 


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