Contracts & Grants Specialist III

Orlando, Florida
Sep 11, 2023
Nov 10, 2023

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute and Forbes-ranked top employer in Florida, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

Under the direction of the Manager of Contracts and Grants, the Contracts and Grants Specialist III assists faculty, students, and staff with activities related to sponsored research programs and/or projects, and other research-related activities of the college.


  • Performs research administration duties associated with the coordination of sponsored research programs and/or projects for pre-award activities, including but not limited to, preparing proposal budgets, reviewing agency guidelines, preparation of proposal documents for central office review, and entry into the university research administration system(s).

  • Performs research administration duties associated with the coordination of sponsored research programs and/or projects for award management activities, including but not limited to, reviewing/monitoring award grant accounts, preparing deliverables with faculty and staff, assisting with effort certification, processing award modifications, and monitoring award compliance.

  • Maintains documentation, records, and internal systems in accordance with departmental, college, university, and sponsor requirements, and ensures information is up-to-date.

  • Maintains reporting and/or database of deliverables and reporting requirements for all active sponsored research projects, and proposal-related documents/information, including but not limited to biosketches, other supports, and facilities.

  • Monitors the processing of sponsored research award documents and/or related agreements, to ensure timely processing through internal systems.

  • Completes required annual trainings and other required training as needed for the position in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous Microsoft Office experience.

  • Experience in a Higher Education work environment.

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays

  • Retirement savings options

  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions

  • Education assistance

  • Flexible work environment

  • And more…For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here.

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.



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Work Schedule

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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