Grants And Contracts Manager


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Shared Services office seeks applicants for a full-time position as Assistant Director for CLAS Shared Services Grant Management. Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director for Grant Management, the incumbent will provide support in all aspects of research administration.


  1. Manages research administration activities, including grant account set-up, compliance reviews, reconciliation, expenditure reviews, financial reporting, and closeout.
  2. Oversees the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  3. Serves as an expert resource to faculty, department support staff, direct reports, and others. Provides assistance with interpreting policies, award terms/conditions, regulations, and resolving complex issues related to grant and award proposals, submissions, guidelines, and other concerns.
  4. Serves as a member of the senior leadership team. Participates in establishing and updating office policies, procedures, processes, and initiatives.
  5. Provides mentorship, professional development and training for direct reports.
  6. Meets with Sponsored Programs Services (central office) Directors of Pre and Postaward Directors regularly regarding internal policies and procedures.
  7. Networks with peers from within UConn and other universities for research operations enhancement.
  8. Works with auditors to respond to questions and findings regarding grants and contracts. Gathers and provides supporting reports/documentation to facilitate the reviews.
  9. Monitors compliance with grant, award, and sponsor guidelines, agreements, and policies. 
  10. Keeps current with industry best practice, federal and state law, and sponsoring agencies’ policies as they pertain to sponsored program activity.
  11. Participates in national and local meetings, seminars, and workshops in the area of research administration.
  12. Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Six to seven years of related experience.


  • Knowledge of Federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and the Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance as it relates to sponsored program activities
  • Experience effectively supervising staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written means
  • Ability to work independently to analyze available information, draw conclusions and understandings, and present such conclusions effectively to senior management
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.


This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will commensurate with the successful candidate's background and expertise.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #495124 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Address correspondence to Allison Goldsnider. Screen will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 2, 2021. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: May 12 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 02 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Contact Information

University of Connecticut - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



75 North Eagleville Road

Storrs, Connecticut 06269


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts



Target Job Information

  • Full Time