Coastal Carolina University — Grants Pre-Award Coordinator

Coastal Carolina University seeks applications for the position of Grants Coordinator II in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Services (OSPRS).

Serving as the university’s Grants Pre-Award Coordinator, primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  1. Maintaining the database of interests and expertise to work with faculty and staff to identify external grant funding sources for research and scholarly activities;
  2. Synthesizing sponsor guidelines to identify proposal requirements and providing comprehensive checklists and templates for use by proposal team members;
  3. Reviewing, editing and providing feedback on grant application contents and supporting documents to assure proposals meet all sponsor guidelines prior to submission;
  4. Assisting Principal Investigators with the development of grant budgets and accompanying justifications;
  5. Completing university-related documentation, ensuring all materials required for a full submission are prepared and obtain institutional approvals prior to proposal submission;
  6. Updating the OSPRS website to raise awareness of grant opportunities and provide resources for faculty and staff interested in seeking and/or applying for external funding;
  7. Providing professional development opportunities for faculty, staff and other relevant groups on grant writing, funding proposal preparation and navigation of the university’s procedures and processes for submissions; and
  8. Performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements: A bachelor’s degree and business, personnel, grant-in-aid or public administration experience.

Preferences: Related experience working with grants or contracts for an education, nonprofit or government entity; two (2) years of experience with seeking and applying for grants in a university, nonprofit or government setting; experience with state, federal and foundation electronic grant application systems; familiarity with federal grant regulations, 2 CFR 200; and experience creating materials and delivering training to adult learners.

Additionally, a successful candidate should possess outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail; competency with Microsoft Office products; the ability to establish effective working relationships with university offices, federal, state and foundational organizations; and exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Coastal Carolina University is a growing public comprehensive university with over 10,000 students located in Conway, SC, USA, close to the resort destination of Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand that brings 18 million tourists to the region annually. The university offers over 70 undergraduate degree programs (including some with accreditation by AACSB, ABET, NASAD, and others), more than 20 master’s degree programs, multiple Ed.D. programs, and two Ph.D. programs. International student and scholar growth, enhanced study abroad, and more general campus internationalization efforts are already underway and are an important part of the institutional strategic plan.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Interested applicants may apply online at or online in the Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity at Coastal Carolina University between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Applicants should include an application, cover letter, resume and the names and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. Deadline for applications: November 27, 2019. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EEO/AA employer.

Grants Coordinator II (BE20/146749), full-time position with benefits. State pay band: 05. Normal work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Must be flexible to meet occasional special scheduling needs of the University and available for limited daily or overnight travel.