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Grants Pre-Award Administrator, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Kean University

Date Posted Aug. 1, 2023
Title Grants Pre-Award Administrator, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Fiscal Services

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Grants Pre-Award Administrator


Under the supervision of the Vice President of Research, the Grants Pre-Award Administrator (Professional Services Specialist 3) is responsible for proactively researching and identifying external funding opportunities that support faculty and faculty-student research, develop curriculum, enhance student success, aid recruitment and retention and support campus programming and community outreach. Working collaboratively with faculty, professional staff, deans and administrators, the Grants Pre-Award Administrator researches and communicates grant opportunities on a daily basis; assists in preparing competitive proposals; submits proposals; provides direct assistance to faculty in developing grantsmanship plans and skill development; and, provides training for faculty and staff.

The Grants Pre-Award Administrator has primary responsibility for developing and submitting federal, state and local grant proposals for all academic and nonacademic units, centers, institutes and outreach programs. This is not a remote position and requires physical presence on campus as determined by the Supervisor. This position requires some travel a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and minimum of two years of professional experience with the preparation of research proposals, budgets and reports in educational, non-profit or government settings is required. A Master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced personal computer and related software skills, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, data query, Internet and research administration. Preferred qualifications include: Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Certified Pre-Award Research Administrator (CPRA) certification; familiarity with federal and state regulations that pertain to public/private funding sources and higher education; and familiarity with Pivot, Foundation Directory Online and/or other similar funding databases.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.


Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  


Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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