Job Information

University of Utah Work-Study Grant Writing Specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/03/2022

Requisition Number PRN11997N

Job Title UU Student - Other

Working Title Work-Study Grant Writing Specialist

Job Grade SJ

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs


Location Other

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15

Close Date

Job Summary

Oasis Housing provides an essential service by providing safe housing and support services to a high risk population, people with emotional or mental illness. An ongoing need is having sufficient funding to best serve our residents and to grow the organization to serve more people. This is considered a normal and essential staff position in a successful nonprofit organization.

Success in this position will develop skills to acquire, record, and manage funding for an organization. The position will help a student practice and enhance their research and writing skills.


The Grant Writing Specialist will:

* Prepares proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and obtaining approvals.

Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, coordinating submissions and collections, and identifying and communicating risks associated with proposals.

Work with the Director, Board of Directors and other specialists to determine appropriate areas in which to apply funding

* Write grants and other applications as determined by Director

Minimum Qualifications

Must have been offered and accepted Federal Work-Study for 2021-2022 Academic Year. Please login to CIS and go to the Finance/Financial Aid section to view your Financial Aid Status. If you have not received a Federal Work-Study Award, then do not complete and submit this application. Before hire, this employer will confirm that you have received a Federal Work-Study Award for the current year.

Read and agree with the work-study handbook found on the Financial Aid and Scholarships website. If no, do not submit this application.


* a strong work ethic

* excellent research skills

* ability to communicate – verbally and in writing

* the ability to work independently with integrity and accountability

* excellent computer skills

* able to work cooperatively with other team members on joint projects


* Previous success as a grant writer

* Demonstrated research skills

* Desire to contribute to a significant social need and make a difference

* Ability to receive feedback constructively

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.