Coordinator, Grant Management

Coordinator, Grant Management


Would you like to assist researchers make advances in weather research to save lives and property of all Americans? Then this is the job for you. CIWRO is the largest research unit at OU and we do many types of weather research. Some of the advances that have come from our research are increasing the lead time for tornado warnings, development of the weather radar that the entire country uses and learning how to convey the severity of weather warnings to underrepresented groups. Check out our research at


The Coordinator position will serve as the lead staff position for CIWRO/DGES grants in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (AGS) Grant Management Center (GMC) providing professional administrative support and financial grant management to facilitate provisions of services and resolve problems; provide expertise on grant/project terms and conditions; supervise GMC team members; and be the liaison to key staff in OU's Office of Research Services, Research Financial Services and CIWRO.


Essential Duties:

  • Provide professional administrative support and financial grant management to facilitate provisions of service and resolve problems
  • Provide expertise for all awards with an understanding of both special and regular terms and conditions
  • Provide information and clarify policies and procedures per specific grant guidelines and OU directives
  • Provide direct support to PI’s including reviewing proposals and budgets prior to submission and coordinating award personnel and payroll actions
  • Assure compliance to grant terms and conditions of monetary awards
  • Monitor expenses for allowability and allocability
  • Perform specialized accounting statements prepared by GMC team to verify accuracy
  • Supervise members of GMC accounting team
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.


Qualifications - Internal

Required Education: Bachelor's degree, AND

  • 48 months experience coordinating a large grant or contract program or project.


Equivalent/ Substitution: Will accept 48 months experience in lieu of a Bachelor's degree for a total of 96 months experience.



  • Effective communication with strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence colleagues at all levels with tact and diplomacy as well as handle sensitive, confidential information with discretion
  • Solution-oriented and able to exercise sound judgement to solve problems within the scope of the position
  • Accurate in developing and managing budgets, projecting expenditures, and managing recommended solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)·
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance and cost accounting standards


Department Preferences:

  • Certified Research Administrator
  • Experience with Peoplesoft Financial System


Supervision:1-3 staff


Hybrid work environment will be considered after a probationary period.


Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at for Job Requisition # 222651. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Room 205, Norman, OK 73069. Include job requisition number on all correspondence. Deadlines subject to change with or without notice. For further information on this or other University of Oklahoma job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826 or access our website at


Special Instructions:

If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit


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Contact Information

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Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts


Target Job Information

  • Full Time