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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Manager of Grants and Contracts

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Administrative Manager
  • Job ID: #18313
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Manager of Grants and Contracts

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs beginning June 6, 2022. The working title for this assignment is Manager of Grants and Contracts with an official title of Administrative Manager.  This is a professional academic staff appointment, renewable by the supervisor contingent on performance.  The salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required.  Also required are excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure; ability to create and maintain a program budget.


  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Experience in research administration, including demonstrated ability in proposal development, review and submission, budget development and negotiation, contract review, and sponsored project compliance. At least two years research administration experience with increasing responsibility in a sponsored programs office or academic unit is preferred;
  • Knowledge of funding sources to support research, instruction, and public service across a broad range of disciplines.; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
  • General skills and attributes important to this position include:
  • Ability to provide leadership and communicate effectively and work collegially with a variety of constituencies.
  • An understanding of the place of scholarly activity in relation to the mission of the University.
  • A concern for campus-wide service and a commitment to quality, integrity and responsiveness.
  • Ability to contribute to University’s commitment to enhancing diversity.


  • Provide dynamic and creative leadership for the University’s external funding programs, maintaining open communication with faculty, staff and administration.
  • Participate in appropriate professional activities at the regional and national level and stay informed about emerging issues and opportunities relative to sponsored programs.
  • Direct the development and submission of university-wide grant proposals.
  • Coordinate contracts and subaward development and review.
  • Understand and track the current and evolving research, teaching, and service interests and capabilities of the University’s faculty and staff and match these with a wide variety of funding sources (governmental, industry, and private).
  • Assist faculty and staff in the preparation of extramural proposals, as needed, including conceptualization, editing, budget and budget narrative preparation, and adherence to guidelines and requirements.
  • Disseminate information about funding and collaboration opportunities to faculty and staff.
  • Maintain records and generate reports on sponsored program activity.
  • In collaboration with the Business Services, colleges and other administrative units, support post-award grant management.

THE UNIT: The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs ( is headed by the Executive Director of Research and Sponsored Programs who reports directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  The unit seeks a service-oriented colleague with strong initiative to join the ORSP team.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs: Manager of Grants and Contracts position (Job ID # 18313) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Catherine Chan;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 24, 2022, will be given priority. However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).