Grants And Contracts Associate (Financial Assistant 2)

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 23, 2022
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The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Shared Services Office seeks applicants for a full-time position as a Grants and Contracts Associate (Financial Assistant 2) for CLAS Shared Services Grant Management Services. Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Grant and Contracts, the incumbent will maintain a complete set of records of financial transactions for various units, along with providing faculty support in all aspects of grant administration.


  1. Prepares faculty grant applications for submission, including drafting proposal documents, informing faculty of the submission process, establishing a grant record, and drafting budgets. 
  2. Monitors compliance with guidelines from awarding agencies and maintains familiarity with terms and conditions associated with grants and awards.
  3. Supports monitoring, tracking, and interpreting fiscal records for a portfolio of accounts including payroll records, purchasing, travel, and other disbursements to maintain compliance with grant policies.
  4. Communicates financial information regarding grant accounts to faculty members, including remaining balances, anticipated payroll expenses, and incoming funding.
  5. Analyzes and verifies transactions related to grants and contracts accounts such as invoices, travel, reimbursements, and requisitions.
  6. Maintains internal records of grant applications and information, including budget details, invoices, correspondences, submitted applications, budget justifications, etc.
  7. Communicates financial information with administrators and assists with accounts as needed.
  8. Maintains internal grant management database with grant submissions and related account information.
  9. Maintains files and grant management database.
  10. Performs related duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field.
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.


  • Experience working in a higher education setting.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs. 


This is a full-time position in a flexible work environment. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #497037 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 2, 2022. 

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.