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Grant and Research Specialist

We Are Hiring

Grant and Research Specialist-Child Abuse Program

Full Time Days Monday-Friday, 36 hours

Location:  Dell Childrens Medical Center

Essential Keys and Abilities:

Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects • Excellent organizational skills • Strong command over written and verbal communication • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills • Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives • Good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail. • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Seton, based in Austin, Texas, is a faith-based non-profit healthcare system founded in 1902 by the Daughters of Charity. Called to be a sign of God’s unconditional love for all, Ascension Seton strives to expand access to high-quality, low-cost, person-centered care and services. Ascension Seton operates more than 100 clinical locations, including four teaching hospitals which serve as training sites for Dell Medical School at The University of Texas.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.


What You Will Do

As an Associate with Ascension Seton, you will have the opportunity to prepare and coordinate proposals for grants and/or contracts in accordance with policies and legal requirements.


  • Prepares, administers, coordinated, and tracks major grants and/or contracts.
  • Negotiates and reviews grant and/or contract provisions with potential partners.
  • Establishes protocol-based budgets while monitoring payment and billing processes. Monitors operating statements, investigates variances, and makes corrections as required.
  • Develops systems and structures to support efficient operations while ensuring compliance with all regulatory expectations and customer needs.
  •  Managing and supporting grants requirement and implementation for the departments comprising the trauma service line
  •  Identify and develop strategies to optimize the grants administration process
  • Perform relevant research to identify available grant opportunities and evaluate the results
  •  Research for effective and authentic funding opportunities having a lawful registration and proven track record
  •  Oversee implementation of grants according to the operational and financial needs of the organization
  •  Collaborate with other Ascension Texas departments and affiliates involved in grant administration to ensure optimal coordination of work
  •  Keep the relevant staff informed about upcoming deadlines and deliverables, thereby ensuring smooth completion of work responsibilities
  •  Oversee the job of invoicing, accounting, reporting, and other administrative functions to ensure successful execution of grant process
  • Prepare financial or budget plans and allocation along with the planning and finance department in accordance with each requirement
  •  Analyze the budget trends and make recommendations for cost control and reduction for various grants
  •  Provide detailed reports to the funders and organizational leaders with respect to the organization's progress in grant execution
  •  Monitor paperwork and other related documents connected with grant-funded programs
  • Maintain records of all payments and receivables and prepare monthly records for all grant related activities

What You Will Need


  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience preferred.
  • Masters Degree preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seton Healthcare Family is an equal employment opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local equal employment regulations and laws. It is the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and prospective employees without regard to their race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status that is protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all personnel actions, such as hiring, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Affirmative Action goes beyond the concept of equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action policies and programs are required to overcome the present effects of past discrimination and to achieve equal employment opportunity for members of groups that are or have been formerly under-represented. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools whereby additional efforts are made to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of formerly excluded groups, even if that exclusion cannot be traced to particular discriminatory actions. Through specific and result-oriented activities, Seton Healthcare Family’s goals are to ensure that every person is given full consideration through equal employment opportunity policies and practices and to achieve a representative workforce through its affirmative action efforts.
It is further the policy of the Seton Healthcare Family to encourage vendors, contractors, affiliate institutions and others doing business with the Seton Healthcare Family to observe the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Seton Healthcare Family is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

Job ID: 360343
Category: Research
Facility: TXAUS Dell Childrens MedCtr TX
Ministry: Ascension Seton, TX
Location: Austin, TX

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