Grants & Contracts Associate (Applied Health Sciences) (Job ID #149427)

Job Summary:

Applied Health Sciences is seeking a Grants and Contract Specialist to join their team.

The Grants and Contracts Specialist is responsible for maintaining knowledge of grant submission and approval procedures, liaising with external funding agencies, assisting with planning and preparation of grant proposals, and post-award administration of grant-related projects.



Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Assist Principal Investigators in preparing grant proposals including budget preparation, completing forms, obtaining signatures.
  • Serve as primary liaison between external funding agencies and responsible units to ensure accuracy and compliance with university, federal, state, and sponsor regulations.
  • Provide assistance with post award grant functions. Monitor financial status and program performance of grant projects.
  • Review proposals for college approval before submission to UIC Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Maintain knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures. Disseminate information to PIs and business managers.
  • Assist with development of grant-related resources for website.



Minimum Acceptable Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics or a field related to the position.
  • Demonstrated experience with pre-award management and submission.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years’ experience with pre-award grant management and submission.
  • Minimum two years’ experience in an office environment.


To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete all sections of the online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application.

A degree is required, you must provide official transcripts.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

If your educational institution provides electronic transcripts, please have them sent to

All civil service positions require an exam.  The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment.  You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date. 

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts, and supporting documents are not submitted by the close date, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied. 

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Friday 10/10/2021.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

Contact Information

University of Illinois Chicago, College of Applied Health Sciences



808 S. Wood Street

Chicago, IL 60612


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Compliance
  • Business Manager
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time