St.  Catherine University

Grant Management Specialist

Apr 23, 2021
May 17, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Sponsored Programs, Research and External Engagement ( SPREE ) program at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Grant Management Specialist position.

SPREE advances St. Kate's mission by promoting research and scholarship; knowledge dissemination; academic program innovation; and student scholarship, loan, internship, and research opportunities. SPREE serves as the administrative unit accountable for supporting faculty, staff, and students in readying research and innovation projects, acquiring extramural funding, and appropriately administering approximately $28 million in active sponsored projects. The Grant Management Specialist position supports post award processes and activities, assisting the university community with budget and compliance administration of sponsored programs. This position provides critical administrative duties to strengthen the SPREE infrastructure.


  • Set-up and coordinate funds with the Business Office for expense management invoicing/draw-down, and reporting following SPREE policies and procedures.
  • Monitor grant portfolio award and project progress and compliance.
  • Support completion and submission of required reporting to funding agencies.
  • Review monthly credit cards.
  • Close out awards following SPREE policies and procedures including timely and accurate final reporting, close-out check list, and close-out meeting.
  • Track and document Participant Incentives.
  • Monitor email and assign query responses.
  • Identify, recommend, and implement process improvements.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of education and training via workshops, individual meetings and departmental meetings.
  • Educate faculty and staff on budget and sponsored program management.

Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free Tuition (tuition remission) at St. Kate's for employees and their families after one year of
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's Degree
  • Three years of accounting, financial analysis, post-award/grant management, or project management experience.
  • Experience fulfilling the scope of multiple projects on time, within budget and with near perfect accuracy.
  • Experience managing complex budgets.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and fluency in Excel.
  • Experience collaborating effectively and respectfully with diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in higher education/academic setting, specifically sponsored programs administration or finance.
  • Experience managing federal grants.
  • Experience interpreting and applying regulations.

    We seek creative, adaptable faculty and staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for STAFF

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Diana McGrath at . Application deadline is May 21, 2021.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

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