Grants & Contracts Specialist III

Job Summary: The Grants and Contracts Specialist III trains and assists Office for Sponsored Programs team members in the review of complex sponsored project proposals, budgets, and interpretation of regulations, policies and other complex matters. The Specialist III will also assist in the development and implementation of Sponsored Programs policies and procedures.

Additional Department Summary: The Senior Specialist will mentor Grant and Contract Specialists and assist with resolution of unique and complex matters that arise. The Senior Specialist must maintain a working knowledge of University policies and procedures, and various federal and state regulations governing sponsored research administration and independently interpret and apply them in a variety of situations.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or higher and five (5) years of experience in the administration of grants and contracts. CRA is preferred.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Contact Information

The University of Alabama



Tuscaloosa, AL


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time