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Project Manager, Grants & Administration

The University of Kansas Cancer Center

June 26, 2024
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is currently seeking a Project Manager, Grants & Administration.

Individual will be responsible for the management of a growing, complex and active University Center. This new position will work with staff to provide direction in a variety of project-related functions including project development, implementation, coordination, oversight, finance, budget, grant administration and human resources. Formulate and implement the short and long-range goals for the Center and Director.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Kansas City metro area, region and in the state of Kansas. We are 1 of only 57 in the nation to receive this distinction. Patients gain access to the most promising therapies, cutting-edge clinical trials and world class research.

Individual filling this role will:

Serve as post-award grant manager by gathering and assisting in reviewing Notice of Agreements (NOA) ensuring that all employees with effort on the grant are notified, and compensation applied appropriately. Will also work with the KUMC RI to ensure budgets and justifications are correct for fund set-up and sub-award initiation.

Will be the prime source for determining grant progress report deadlines, contents and formatting. Ensuring that ample time is scheduled to complete and review. Will also work with the KUMC RI to request and monitor No Cost Extensions as needed.

Will be primarily responsible for the compilation of budgets and budget justifications for the Center. This includes communicating to all collaborating investigators, staff, and sub-award recipient institutions.

Primarily responsible for determining key indicators of program success and set up processes for obtaining metrics. Monitor, report on, and evaluate program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; investigate trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness. This includes but is not limited to creating / sending surveys/ reminders to gather information and track progress on the Center and analyzing and summarizing results to compile each year’s annual progress report.

Financial manager for the Center and Director. This includes complete financial monitoring of all expenses, payroll allocations, reimbursements, invoicing. Will prepare regular reports for the Director and advise on fund allocation.

Grant financial manager for all the awarded grants and subawards under the Center and Director. This includes overseeing entire Cost Centers and multiple grants and gifts. Required to provide continuous reports to the Director and/or Principal Investigators of grant spending to ensure money is spent as budgeted.

Our Ideal candidate has: 

Bachelor’s Degree in business or scientific field
5 years experience in an academic research environment
Minimum of two years of managing direct reports
Minimum of two years of accounting/financial management experience
Previous experience with grant management

Please visit: for all the details or reach out to: Alana Estes, Senior Recruiter, [email protected]. We offer competitive compensation and excellent State of Kansas benefits. This position is not eligible for relocation assistance.