Awards Manager, UNLV Research and Economic Development

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Awards Manager, Research and Economic Development, Office of Sponsored Programs [R0114410]. The Awards Manager will have three primary functions: award management; award and grant identification; and oversight of limited grant submissions.

This position will direct and manage internal and external awards programs housed under the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. These programs recognize faculty research accomplishments (e.g., Regents’, Barrick, and Faculty Opportunity Awards) from the call for nominations to submission, including, but not limited to: advertising the call for nomination, collecting award packets and reviewing for completeness, establishing selection committees, facilitating reviews and providing administrative support. Additionally, this position will provide any additional information per request from an agency (e.g. bios), provide status updates/feedback to nominees, and inform faculty of the selections.

This position will also identify awards and oversee nominations of UNLV faculty for federal, national, and state awards that recognize scholarly achievements (e.g., Innovation Awards, membership in the National Academies).

This position will manage the limited submission proposal requests for the Office of Sponsored Programs and implement new research service-related initiatives to enhance research excellence on campus as directed by the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Additionally, this position will manage the award accounts for state funded limited submissions.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field from a regionally accredited college or university and 5 years related professional experience. A Certified Research Administrator certification (CRA) is preferred.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on March 8, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. 

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Why Not Make Las Vegas and UNLV Your Home

Las Vegas Perks

  • Beautiful weather with 294 sunny days and 5 inches average rainfall yearly
  • Great outdoors – Hiking, camping, boating, fishing, skiing, ghost towns, hot springs, we have it all!
  • Abundant weekend or day trip options – Grand Canyon and Los Angeles are only 4 hours away
  • Low cost of living – zero income tax, median home $278,000 & utilities cost 10% less than national average
  • Entertainment – Celebrity chefs, museums, The Smith Center, T-Mobile Arena, Thomas & Mack Center
  • Professional Sports – NASCAR, Golden Knights hockey and coming soon Raiders Football

UNLV Professional Employee Benefits

  • Retirement plan in lieu of social security – Employer and employees each contribute 14.5% of gross salary
  • Generous educational discount program for employee, spouse/domestic partner and dependents
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • Earn 24 vacation days per year

About UNLV

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV achieved R1 status in 2018. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Las Vegas



4505 S Maryland Pkwy Box 451055

Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-1055


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

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  • Full Time