Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer/Associate Director of
Administration, the Grant Administrator/Coordinator is responsible
for the pre-award planning, organization, and preparation, and the
post-award administration of various grants assigned to one or more
departments and faculty within LUMCON. The position interacts
with investigators and administrative staff to ensure that grants
are in compliance with regulatory, funding agency, and policy
requirements. The Grant Administrator/Coordinator will provide
guidance and support to investigators in the identification and
development of grant opportunities.
LUMCON is looking for someone with a knowledge base of state,
federal, and foundation grants and techniques of grant
administration, organization, and management including an in‐depth
understanding of the key issues that exist in a research and
LUMCON consists of ~ 100 staff including 9 full‐time research
faculty, a marine educational group, and active development
program. The position is directly responsible for overseeing ~10 M
in grant funding. The position will join LUMCON during an
exciting growth phase which include a new maritime campus in Houma,
LA, the future operation of the 199’ R/V Gilbert Mason
which is currently under construction, a growing development and
funding portfolio, and increases in staff including new
The position comes with a competitive salary, ample vacation,
holiday, and sick leave, lucrative retirement and medical benefits,
as well as work in a beautiful location among Louisiana’s gorgeous
- Coordinates the planning and preparation of grant proposals for
multiple departments and faculty; provides guidance and assistance
to investigators in the interpretation of funding agency
regulations and requirements.
- Serves as a liaison between investigators, granting agencies,
and the administration in the budgeting and preparation of grant
proposals; researches agency, state, and federal requirements and
compiles and prepares comprehensive budget justifications for
- Prepares and compiles all components of each grant submission,
ensuring that the proposal is formatted, packaged, and submitted in
accordance with granting agency requirements.
- Develops and maintains specialized databases and systems for
recording and tracking grant proposals, awards, and related
statistical information; creates and distributes standard and
special reports, studies, summaries, and analyses, as
- Develops and maintains a library of reference documentation,
including such information as funding agency requirements and
forms, investigator profiles and curriculum vitae, abstracts and
reference literature, and other pertinent material.
- Provides advice and guidance to researchers on the application
of grant funding policies, regulations, and procedures; facilitates
and supports the research and identification of funding
opportunities on behalf of investigators, as appropriate.
- Monitors and coordinates the administration of post-award
grants to ensure that budgeting and administrative policies,
procedures, and agency requirements are being followed; manages
administrative problems and/or budget changes occurring during the
awarded granting period.
- Maintains knowledge of grant funding policies, regulations, and
procedures; disseminates and/or presents changes to departments and
advises on the implementation of changes, and on the impact of
changes on funded operations.
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal funding
sources and the ability to find ne opportunities and potential
sources for funding.
- Thorough understanding of grant funding policies and procedures
and applicable local, state, and federal regulations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Thorough understanding of effective grant writing
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
- Extremely organized and meticulous.
- Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize
work and resources.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and
financial grant reports.
- Ability to be discreet with personal information that may be
needed for some grants such as employee salaries or upcoming
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
- At least three years of experience in grant writing experience
- Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium
LUMCON promotes, facilitates, and conducts research and
education in marine and coastal sciences relevant to the
sustainability of coastal and marine environments in the Gulf of
Mexico. In this aim, LUMCON strives to provide innovative models of
scientific and educational programs and answers to scientific
questions relevant on the national and international stage. In
1979, the Louisiana State Legislature created LUMCON with 2016
legislation placing LUMCON as a division of the Louisiana Board of
Regents. The DeFelice Marine Center is located in Cocodrie, 85
miles southwest of New Orleans. By design, LUMCON's location serves
as an ideal and immersive location for research and education. The
Marine Center is situated in the heart of the estuarine wetland
complex. The Marine Center is a modern complex of research,
instructional, residential, and support facilities. This includes
26,000 usable square feet of laboratory, classroom, office, and
library space. Dormitory rooms and apartments provide Louisiana
Universities Marine Consortium housing for up to 80 people. LUMCON
operates and maintains one of the largest fleets of research
vessels along the Gulf of Mexico. The icon of marine operations and
the fleet is the 116' R/V Pelican. The 58' R/V
Acadiana is well suited for both education and research in
Terrebonne Bay and nearby coastal waters. The research vessels are
complemented by a fleet of 14 small vessels. With nearly 100 staff,
LUMCON encompasses an intrepid and resilient group from diverse
backgrounds and with broad expertise. Each staff member is integral
to the education, research, and consortium missions of
LUMCON. The research conducted by the scientists is
internationally recognized and impactful. Marine operations and
vessel crews are known for their proficiency, professionalism, and
determination. Administrative and facilities staff have weathered
hurricanes, flooding, and variable funding cycles. These
challenges, in conjunction with the Marine Center's remoteness,
have created deep and lasting connections between the staff.
LUMCON's staff is not so much a collection of employees as a
cohesive community and family.