Assistant Grants Officer

Type of Position:
Professional Staff (Non-Classified)

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Institution Name:

Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Grants Office

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Summary of Job Duties:

This position is responsible for the preparation, processing, and administration of sponsored research grant and contract proposals supporting faculty research endeavors. The Assistant Grants Officer will be familiar with all compliance issues and maintain communication with other University and affiliated offices as necessary.


Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional grant proposal development experience, Certified Grants Management Specialist

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Possess outstanding problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to work

independently and under strict deadlines

2. Demonstrated ability to establish credibility and trust with broad and diverse

constituencies within a complex organization based upon integrity, critical thinking,

outstanding work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills.

3. Ability to prioritize and balance several major projects at the same time while

remaining flexible to changing priorities

4. Technical skills required include using electronic proposal development software such as Streamlyne or Cayuse, Workday software, Microsoft Access and Excel.

5. Sound fiscal and time management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to express ideas and positions to all levels of research personnel and administration.

Salary Information:
$45,000 - $55,000 depending on education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:
Joshua Boice, Grants Manager,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

No Background Check Required
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:

Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

Frequent Physical Activity:

Hearing, Sitting, Talking

Occasional Physical Activity:


Benefits Eligible: