University of Colorado Pre-Award Manager in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Grants and Contracts

Pre-Award Manager (Research Services Manager)

Position #00683089– Requisition 15028

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY

The Office of Grants and Contractshas an opening for afull-time University Staff (unclassified) Pre-Award Manager position.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.//

CU Anschutz

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Managers are responsible for the day-to-day operation of functional work units, including the development and implementation of processes consistent with college, school or departmental strategies and processes and the supervision of professional and support staff.

The Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) seeks a Pre-Award Manager.

The Pre-Award Manager position for the Pre-Award & Contracting Services team within Grants and Contracts provides:

  • Leadership and professional development for PreAward Specialists.

  • Guidance and workload oversight for the PreAward Specialists regarding proposal reviews.

  • Review of grant proposals for Anschutz Medical Campus and Downtown Denver Campus faculty. The position reviews and provides feedback on grant applications, budgets, and assures compliance with applicable policy and guidelines.

  • Training and guidance to administrative unit personnel and Principal Investigators (PIs) on grants and sponsored project issues as needed.

  • Serves as a liaison between funding agencies, administrative units and PIs.

  • Serves as the primary Authorized Official Representative and Signing Official for all grant activity at the University of Colorado Denver.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.

  • 3 to 5 years of extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience in Grants & Contracts

  • 2 years of supervision experience

*Substitution: *

A combination of education and/or related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the proposal development process for Federal, state, foundation and private funding opportunities.

  • Demonstrated experience leading a team.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of OMB Uniform Guidance.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Outstanding conflict management skills.

  • Outstanding decision making skills.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

  • Problem-solving skills.

Job: *Research Services

Organization: *U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration

Title: Pre-Award Manager

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15028