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Specialist, Grants and Contracts

Department: Administration
Location: Denver, CO


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Program Specialist, Grants & Contracts


Reports To: Chief Program Officer                                       Classification: Non-Exempt

 Hours: Full-time 8:00 – 5:00  

 Job Summary: 

 This is a professional position that provides general administrative support to programs and assists in the tracking, processing and management of program-related contracts and grants.

 Required Qualifications: 

  •  3-5 Years of administrative experience with 1-3 years’ experience working with grants and contracts
  • Must be flexible and detail-oriented with strong communication skills, both orally and written

  • Ability to problem solve and work independently

  • Grant and Contract Language (legal perspective) knowledge helpful

  • Ability to organize multiple projects with a focus on task completion

  • Must approach all work in a confidential manner

  • Intermediate skills in all Microsoft Office applications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  •  Support the process of negotiating contracts, subcontracts and grant awards with Management; process grant and contract documents for approval internally and externally. Maintain and monitor use of standard contract language across the organization.
  • Monitor contractual arrangements, deliverables and timelines according to federal and state regulations and to ensure program compliance. Provide timely communication on such to program directors. Provide training to faculty and staff on contracting expectations.

  • Process amendments, modifications, extensions, and terminations of contracts and subcontracts. Maintain documentation as required for contracts and grants and assist with timely submission of required reports. Maintain appropriate checklists and timelines for each project.

  • Responsible for all grant and contract expense allocations, including invoice coding and labor allocations and changes. Work closely with fiscal team to provide information for proper financial recording by the fiscal team.

  • Communicate and coordinate all grant-related activities with the development department. Process all grant checks as they arrive to submit to fiscal with proper coding.

  • Provide high-level administrative support by developing documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and handling information requests. Perform clerical functions such as preparing correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, fielding telephone calls, scheduling meetings and filing.

  • Track ongoing program activities and deadlines for results and follow through as necessary by conducting research, reporting progress, managing projects, resolving issues and implementing quality improvement strategies.

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