Summary of Duties: The Grants Coordinator reports to the Administrative Manager at WSU Prosser IAREC and works as a member of the administrative team. In a highly organized and detail-oriented fashion, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the submission of grant proposals to state and federal agencies and commodity commissions, including the preparation of budgets, agency forms, and completion of online application portals. This position works closely with faculty to monitor and maintain grant accounts, processes cost share, executes sub-awards or contracts, and serves as a liaison to funding agency personnel to address award revision requests.
This position reconciles and analyzes accounts, suggests resolutions, and executes action plans to resolve problems. Through their expertise in grant development and fiscal management, the Grants Coordinator supports WSU Prosser IAREC faculty as they pursue funding for irrigated agriculture research and extension initiatives.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent, which must include 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one year of relevant professional experience; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.