Grant Coordinator

Fargo, ND
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Jan 11, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Description & Details: Three units within Agricultural Affairs of North Dakota State University (NDSU) seek a grants coordinator that will serve Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABEN), Microbiological Sciences (MICRO), and the School of Natural Resource Sciences (SNRS).

Responsibilities: A responsible, independent-working, and motivated individual is sought to provide administrative assistance to faculty and staff preparing grant proposals. The identified candidate must also have a strong attention to detail and must be able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, reviewing proposals for compliance, coordinating grant approval process, assisting with budget development, and keeping informed with funding requests, requirements and opportunities. We hope to find someone who will excel at their duties while also working well with our collection of personnel and external stakeholders from a diverse background of populations and experiences.

Work Schedule: 12 month postion Monday through Friday

Advertised Salary: $50,000 to $70,000 anually

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience in business, accounting, project coordination, or related field.
  • Evidence of effective and excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Collegial and professional in conducting responsibilities with colleagues.
  • Technical acumen as demonstrated by experience and fluid understanding of desktop programs, including Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and emailing.
  • Ability to organize and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with emphasis on accuracy, follow-through and adherence to deadlines .

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year or more of grant and/or project management experience with demonstrated positive progression in responsibilities.
  • Experience with developing a budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Applicant Materials Required: In the cover letter, please explain your interest in this position and address how you meet all qualifications. In addition, please provide your resume and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. Please direct questions to Frank Casey (


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.