Grant Manager

Sponsored Projects Administration at Ball State University welcomes applications for Grant Manager.

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

At Ball State University we are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Position Function:

Monitor and maintain sponsored project accounts for externally-funded awards received by the university from federal and state agencies, as well as private and international agencies and organizations; ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, federal and state laws and regulations, and sponsor-specific guidelines; provide assistance to faculty and staff on assigned awards; process salary payments and approve purchases on sponsored projects; prepare financial reports and invoices to granting agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  At least two years of experience in business administration, financial, or grant related area; experience working with financial systems.  Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, as well as Adobe Acrobat; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent technical and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work with detailed material; proficient mathematical and computer skills.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or finance; Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre­Award Research Administrator (CPRA), Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA) and/or Master’s degree.  Experience using Banner, Argos, and/or Cayuse.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to search committee chair. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through 2/18/2022.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:   

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Contact Information

Ball State University



2000 W University Ave

Muncie, Indiana 47306


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Finance, Operations

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time