Grants Administrator

Position: Grants Administrator

Job ID: 143138

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at     


We are searching for a Grants Specialist/Administrator – someone who works well in a fast-paced research hospital setting. In this position, you’ll plan, organize, and coordinate research projects and proposals to expand funded research programs in the Department of Surgery.  You will be responsible to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships within, other hospitals, university and research institutions, corporate industry, grant sponsors and/or agencies. In this position you will be the person who organizes, manages and disseminates information on resources and funding opportunities for staff and faculty related to grant funding, grant writing assistance and related educational programs. You will also assess, develop and maintain resource pathways to expedite Research Administration services for staff and faculty.  Lastly, you will provide guidance and support to Research Administration leaders, researchers and research staff who conduct research. We need somebody who can handle both the “Pre” and “Post” worlds of the grant process, and someone who understands the process of grant submission and has a background in both science and writing. 


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Serves as primary contact for grant submissions
  • Maintains registrations with online grant application systems

  • Serves as the project manager for annual research symposiums such as Pediatric Fellows’ Day and Surgical Research Day
  • Uses project management skills to organize and coordinate annual research symposium events in partnership with faculty planning committees for each event
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with staff and faculty of Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, granting agencies, local and regional hospitals, community leaders, industry leaders and other university and research institutions
  • Coordinates informational meetings and presentations for administrators, staff, faculty, community and industry leaders that focus on Research Administration services, funding resources, Texas Children’s research projects and opportunities for research
  • Analyzes RFP’s and other grant opportunities to determine significant requirements
  • Gathers information and prepares content for grant applications and proposals
  • Oversees the complete preparation of the application and ensures that it complies with application guidelines, is grammatically and syntactically correct, and is submitted on time
  • Identifies appropriate executive/leaders to provide letters of support for grant proposals
  • Drafts support letters for review by executive/ leaders and obtain signatures
  • Able to generate biosketches and other grant related documents.
  • Editing and Manuscript preparation


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree reccomended (science based degree preferred
  • 5 years of experience in project management or grant administration  or experience with grant submission
  • Experience in not-for-profit health care, research or related industry is preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with multiple priorities, problem-solve, analyze and organize data, communicate effectively
  • Broad knowledge of research principles, regulatory requirements, finance, and clinical applications of research
  • Demonstrate understanding of organizational awareness and priorities, project management processes and financial issues
  • Need solid computer skills inclucing office, endnote, Adobe Pro.
  • Strongly prefer candidates that have experience with NIH grants, and someone who can navigate healthcare projects on submission websites ie



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