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Grants and Contracts Associate

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Grants and Contract Associate

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Grants and Contracts Associate in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.   This position assists in the preparation and submission of all external grant proposals, coordinates internal grant competitions, and assists the Director with awarded grants and contracts.  Duties will include:

Requirements for this position are:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, or a field related to this position.
  2. One year of administrative experience that includes one or more of the following responsibilities: (1) planning, budgeting, or monitoring of financial transactions; (2) monitoring compliance with internal and external policies; (3) working with staff who manage a range of functions such as accounting, purchasing, and payroll; (4) operation and maintenance of a database.

The Civil Service Examination for this classification is a credentials assessment.  No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from qualified applicants.  Upon successful selection of a candidate, all scores will be voided from this register.

To apply, please submit application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three (3) business references online at    Review of applications will begin September 12, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE

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