Grants and Contracts Coordinator  

Job Title: Grants and Contracts Coordinator                   Position Number: 50471291   

Department: Ophthalmology                                              Job Family: Financial                 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                                      Date: 8-11-2021                                   

Market Range: MR08                                                          New or Repost: NEW           

Job Family Allocation: Financial Associate 4


Market Range:MR08     

Hiring Range: $18.51 - $25.91/hourly



JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  This position will support the grants and contracts administrative and financial functions including clinical trials for the Department of Ophthalmology. This position will work closely with the Research Administration, Sponsored Programs, and Grants Accounting offices.



  1. Assists faculty in preparation of grant/contract proposals by reviewing guidelines and budgets to ensure compliance; works closely with office of sponsored programs, office of business contracts, principal investigators, and subcontractors on research contracts.
  2. Organizes and prioritizes timing of various submissions to ensure all deadlines are met. Meets with PI to review grant guidelines, deadlines, and needed forms and information.
  3. Uploads proposals to Evisions and reviews grants to ensure all requirements are met and all appropriate documentation are included.
  4. Monitors and manages grants expenditures to ensure compliance with appropriate guidelines, auditing, and regulations.
  5. Responsible for assisting PIs with budgets and monthly expenditure reports for federal, foundation, and privately sponsored grants and contracts.
  6. Assists PIs in preparation of progress and final reports; maintains schedules and tracks progress to ensure deadlines are met.
  7. Assists with updating and editing pertinent research documents such as curriculum vitae, faculty web site information, and publications, as requested.
  8. Responds to special requests from internal or external stakeholders (e.g. sponsors) on matters relating to the department’s grant or contract operations.
  9. Performs other duties as necessary.




EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Health Care Management, or related field of study. Three (3) years of professional experience with grants, research and contracts in an academic or business setting; OR Master’s degree in Business and/or Business Communication or a related field, one (1) year of professional experience with grants, research and contracts in an academic or business setting; OR a combination of education and work experience to equal eleven (11) years. Demonstrates effective listening, oral and written communication skills. Ability to read and proof documents for accuracy. Demonstrated experience in accounting, management, financial standards, fiscal policies, and procedures. Knowledge of federal guidelines for grant proposal submissions. Ability to effectively present data regularly, and talk impromptu in front of audiences ranging in size from 7-25 faculty/staff. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)

Contact Information

University of Tennessee Health Science Center



930 Madison Ave.
Ste. 470
Memphis, Tennessee 38163


Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • Grants and Contracts

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time