Senior Grant Specialist

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Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve 26,000 students with more than 210 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.

Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S.  Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.  As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 14% of employee salary

Job Title:  Senior Grant Specialist

Department and BU:  Research and Sponsored Programs (RSSP)

Closing Date:  August 15, 2019

Annual Salary:  Commensurate with education and/or experience

Summary of Job Duties: The Senior Grant Specialist will assist university faculty, staff, and students locating appropriate funding opportunities. This position will coordinate, manage and approve the submission of proposals as assigned. The Senior Grant Specialists will maintain cooperative working relationships with representatives of sponsoring agencies. This position will lead and/or participate in special projects to further the department’s goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Five years or more of progressively responsible experience within the field of research administration/sponsored programs administration, in a university, non-profit or research institution

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) – must obtain certification within 12 months of beginning position and must maintain certification while in the position
  • Advanced degree in business/public administration, finance, accounting law, or other applicable fields
  • Research administration experience in a higher education setting
  • Experience with electronic proposal submission systems
  • Experience with the University of Arkansas BASIS system or similar enterprise accounting systems
  • Experience with Streamlyne (RazorGrant)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of federal regulations and other federal agency policies and regulations
  • Knowledge of Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills particularly with Excel and Word

Application:  To apply for this position, visit and search for posting 34814 or go directly to the posting using this link:

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


Contact Information

University of Arkansas



1125 W. Maple Street
210 Administration Building
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701


Background Information

4-Year Degree



Target Job Information

  • Full Time