Grants Specialist

Position Title:                Grants Specialist
Position Number:          123740
Physical Job Location:  Pensacola, FL
Pay Range:                   $50,000-$62,500 annually

The University of West Florida Office of Research Administration and Engagement, located in Pensacola Florida, is hiring a full-time Grants Specialist (123740). This position Supports faculty and college administration to prepare and submit proposals for external funding from federal, State, and industry sponsors, including preparing project budget(s), ensuring alignment between proposal text and funding announcements, and executing final proposal submission.

Minimum Qualifications: A high school diploma and five years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with 3 years’ experience in sponsored research and/or university administration; Master's degree and 1 year university administration; Certified Research Administrator designation.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of complex federal and state regulations, including but not limited to (Uniform Guidance [2 CFR § 200] and Federal Acquisition Regulations [FAR]), along with University policies and procedures governing sponsored research administration.

Basic knowledge and understanding of legal terminology and standard clauses in contract law. Knowledge of online proposal processes and database searches.

Salary Range: $50,000-$62,500

Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter, and list of references. A copy of your unofficial transcripts can be attached optionally. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email The application response date is January 7, 2022.

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination. Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. For information on obtaining a DD214, visit or call 1-866-272-6272.

At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.  

The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY). A criminal background check is required for successful candidates. E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.

Contact Information

University of West Florida



11000 University Pkwy

Pensacola, FL 32514

(850) 474-2694

Background Information

High School


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

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time