Grants Manager (Hybrid)


Purdue University Northwest is seeking a Grants Manager to join our Sponsored Programs Department.  The primary purpose of this position is to independently service a portfolio of externally funded grants and ensure the university upholds the highest standards of fiscal compliance.  The grant portfolio value can range between $5 million and $20 million annually.

This position has the flexibility to work in a hybrid work environment.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Independently manage Purdue University Northwest grants portfolio from set up to post-closing (audit).  
  • Ensure PNW grants are managed in compliance with Purdue University policies and processes, Federal Uniform Administrative Requirements (2.CFR 200), and sponsor requirements and expectations.
  • Develop grants management processes that align with federal, sponsor, or university requirements.
  • Stay up to date with relevant grant-related developments and policies.
  • Work with West Lafayette to establish new accounts.
  • Approve all expenses on grants.
  • Manage and process effort reporting (Personnel Activity Reports) and other documents, such as Notices to Proceed and No Cost Extensions.
  • Monitor and clear overdrafts and provide grant projections and monthly reports.
  • Ensure appropriate rates are used and that regulatory requirements are met throughout the project.
  • Manage internal and external audits as needed and maintain backup
  • Develop training and website content
  • Conduct grants management training sessions


  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance, and more
  • Accrue 15 days’ vacation your first year, then 22 days’ vacation your 2nd year, plus rollover
  • University contribution of 10% to retirement (3-year waiting period)
  • University contributions to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave after one year of service
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse, and dependent children at any Purdue campus

For more information on our excellent benefits package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores.  You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Preferred degree in Business, Higher Education, Communication, or a related field


  • Two years of experience in Research Administration, Business/Accounting, Project Management, or Sponsored Programs.

Core Competencies 

  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, effective written, verbal, and presentation communication skills. 
  • Good judgment, analytical problem-solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-moving customer-focused environment
  • Ability to provide high quality service in a timely manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently, take initiative, and prioritize workload, and meet deadlines required
  • Willingness to work the hours necessary to complete the job is required
  • Must have strong computer skills
  • Certified Research Administrator preferred (not required)

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check, if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

FLSA Status


Contact Information

Purdue University Northwest



2200 169th Street

Hammond, IN 46323


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Non-Profit
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Finance, Operations
  • Department Administrator
  • Business Manager

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

$55,000 +

  • Full Time