Grants & Contracts Specialist


Specialize in both pre-award and post-award grant management activities, with a strong emphasis on contracts management, to ensure efficient operations, compliance, and resource optimization in support of HARC's objectives.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Proactively monitor funding opportunity sites for new announcements.
  • Identify and communicate potential funding opportunities to relevant teams.
  • Review and validate completeness and accuracy of funding proposals.
  • Collaborate with Principal Investigators and Program Coordinators for high-quality grant applications.
  • Stay updated on funding guidelines and requirements for timely submissions.
  • Perform daily post-award administration to manage project resources effectively.
  • Manage subcontractor agreements, ensuring contract compliance and audit requirements.
  • Maintain and update grants management information system.
  • Participate in month-end financial closing processes to identify and resolve budget or expense irregularities.
  • Serve as a liaison with sponsors, subcontractors, and consultants on contractual matters.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation, and monitoring of financial system processes for enhanced efficiency and compliance.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with two years of experience, or four to ten years of related experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and internet search engines. Database skills a plus.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and independently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, ethics, and quality.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
  • Regularly sit, with occasional standing and walking.
  • Specific vision abilities for close work.


  • Analytical thinking.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Technical skills and continuous learning.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Effective communication.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Written and oral communication.
  • Quality management.
  • Business acumen.
  • Adaptability and initiative.

Contact Information

Houston Advanced Research Center
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Last Name
Contact Email
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
Years of Experience
  • Other
  • Government
  • Non-Profit
  • Other
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Government
  • Compliance
  • Administrator or Administrative
Work Authorization
Authorized to work in the US
Security Clearance

Target Job Information

Job Type
  • Temp to Full Time
  • Full Time