Grants Specialist

Position: Grants Specialist

Job ID: 150488

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Administrative Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a -5p

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The Texas Children’s Hospital system is the largest pediatric integrated care system and is an industry leader in pediatric population health.  Founded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children and pregnant women.  We are an Integrated Community System providing holistic care that empowers families to live healthier lives.  Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.  Currently, the Health Plan serves more than 450,000 members across three state territories (Harris, Jefferson, North East), who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. 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 — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you'll coordinate grant and award activities for the center/department, including facilitating the submission of award/research proposals, progress reports, subcontract agreements, ongoing oversight and management and formal requests in compliance with funding agency specifications; facilitating the creation and management of grant and award accounts; and maintaining current list of award/grant funding for the department.


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Responsibilities :

  • Coordinates grant activities for the department
  • Provides guidance and direction to the department in submitting grant documentation in a timely manner in compliance with funding agency specifications
  • Assists the principal investigators (departmental research faculty) in the preparation and submission of grant proposals, progress reports, subcontract agreements, material transfer agreements, and formal requests for changes in status
  • Maintains departmental records of grant/award proposals, progress reports, subcontract agreements, formal requests, award notices, and required training documentation
  • Serves as the administrative contact for principal investigators
  • Organizes and coordinates the process to meet grant/award deliverables and spend
  • grants/awards funds with given time-frame


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred
  • Some college or grants management courses preferred
  • 3 years of experience in office operations
  • Experience in staff management or grant management roles preferred
  • Knowledge of grants management, office administration, laboratory policies and procedures, and computer applications
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, be able to handle multiple complaints and/or projects simultaneously, communicate effectively both written and oral; strong interpersonal skills, work independently, show self-initiative and have close attention to detail, and manage major projects

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