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University of Nebraska Grants Specialist in Lincoln, Nebraska

Description of Work

The Grant Specialist serves in a customer-facing, consultative role and is responsible for providing grant support in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with all applicable institutional,UNL, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and guidelines. The Grant Specialist primarily executes and reviews routine and complex pre- and post-award grant transactions. The Grant Specialist will work closely with employees within the departments served, as well as functional office staff, providing a high level of customer service and professionalism in all interactions. This position functions under limited supervision and is expected utilize sophisticated technology to provide professional services.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s or equivalent education/experience plus 4 years of related finance or grant management work experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience withSAPor large integrated finance system. A willingness and demonstrated ability to learn new hardware and software systems. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality in compliance with rules and regulations, includingHIPAAandFERPAguidelines on the disclosure of information. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats. Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships within and outside of reporting lines. Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience performing project or cost accounting. Experience completing finance or grant tasks in a business setting. Experience conducting training. Experience serving multiple units as part of a service team. Experience performing grant-related tasks at a University of Nebraska institution. Experience with NuGrant or similar grants management system are preferred.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No

Physical Required No

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No

Criminal History Background Check Required Yes

Posted Salary $50,448/yr minimum

How to Apply

Click on “Apply for this Job.” You will then either create an application or edit your current application that is on file. You will be required to attach your cover letter, resume and list of references as three (3) separate documents in MS Word orPDFformat.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Allison Wortmann,PHR

HR Specialist Lead

Job Category (old) Managerial/Professional

Job Type Full-Time

Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5)

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No

If Temporary, indicate end date

Planned Hire Date: ASAP

Appointment End Date

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Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter

  2. Resume

  3. List of References

Optional Documents