Senior Grants Administrator

BGSU Office of Human Resources   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Other
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Posted on September 9, 2020

Position Summary

The Sr. Grants Administrator (SGA) provides assistance to faculty and staff with pre-award proposal and budget development while providing financial and regulatory guidance throughout the submission process.  It is the SGA’s responsibility to assist in safeguarding the institution and its researchers from legal and financial liabilities due to noncompliance.  In addition, the position will handle post-award matters including initial administration of subcontracts/agreements, revised project budgeting, and no-cost extension requests.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Advises and assists faculty and staff in the development of proposals for external funding, ensuring compliance with agency and institutional policies and federal regulations.
  • Under strict time constraints and in coordination with prevailing federal policy, manages the internal campus review and approval process for all external grant activities.
  • Assists faculty and administrators with pre-award issues such as cost-share, compensation/time allocation, and indirect costs (F&A) concerns ensuring adherence to relevant agency and institutional policies.
  • Responsible for some post award tasks, including assisting with the preparation of subcontracts using template-based materials, internship agreements, modifications to ensure appropriateness and consistency with University policies, and generating awards in FMS.
  • Retrieves and disseminates information relating to funding opportunities. 
  • Other duties as assigned, including educating faculty & staff about individual agency terms and conditions and assisting in the preparation of progress reports and certain requests to agencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Multitasking abilities
  • Ability to work under deadlines; prioritizing working
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills specifically as they relate to understanding the research and sponsored program needs of faculty members;
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Experience with budgeting and accounting procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree is required, but no particular field of study is required.  Degree must be conferred at the time of application.

The following experience is required:

  • 1-2 years experience with grant proposals and budget development with various funding agencies.
  • 1-2 years project management and/or budgeting experience.
  • 1 year supervisory experience.

The following experience is preferred:

  • 1 year experience in a university setting is preferred.


Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Grade Level 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.


Deadline to apply:  September 24, 2020


To Apply

For a complete job description & to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources at (419) 372-8421. BGSU. AA/EEO/Disabilities/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


BGSU Office of Human Resources

1851 Research Drive
Bowling Green , OH