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Administrative and Clerical

Assistant Director, Grants Administrator

Denver Seminary
Posted: 03/04/2022
Salary/Range: $50,000 per year

JOB TITLE:           Assistant Director, Grants Administrator

REPORTS TO:     Director of Human Resources

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt

Title IX Role:      Responsible Reporter



The position of Grants Administrator ensures the execution of the vision and strategy of grant-funded projects to accomplish the objectives of the grants. This position works closely with the Initiative Directors, including faculty liaisons, to keep the administration aligned within Denver Seminary policies and procedures.


  1. Collaborate with the Initiative Directors to determine priorities of the project and execute and administer those priorities. Define the project scope and direction. The breadth of this duty will be dependent upon each grant and its structure and trajectory as already determined by the original grant proposal.
  1. In collaboration with the Initiative Directors, develop detailed project plans and monitor, track and report progress.
  1. Hire and supervise support employees such as Communications Coordinator, research assistants, or student workers.
  2. Interface with the internal departments of Denver Seminary to integrate their systems of support for accounting, special events, communications, HR, etc.
  1. Oversee budget and track expenses to align with the grant and DenSem policies.
  2. Align communications between Initiative Directors, Track Coordinators, Faculty Liaisons.
  3. Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  4. Alert the appropriate leaders of any potential misalignment between compliance structures (accounting, HR, policies) and the execution of the Initiatives.
  5. Maximize efficient usage of resources and ensure appropriate allocations.
  6. Collaborate on the development of community forums for congregations, as needed, under the guidance of the Initiative Director.
  7. Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using established procedures.
  8. Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  9. Actively participate in any legal proceedings involving Denver Seminary as requested. This may involve employee and or student interactions.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with administrative oversight and support
  • Strong team and management skills
  • Business interpersonal skills; emotional intelligence skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent time and project management skills


  • Experience working with multiple simultaneous projects and teams
  • Experience understanding Accounting and HR policies
  • Knowledgeable about grant programs and reporting


  • Committed personal relationship with Jesus Christ required and a lifestyle consistent with the Seminary’s Community Values and Behavioral Commitments
  • Agreement with Denver Seminary’s statement of faith

Denver Seminary prepares men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the Gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture. Through our educational programs and mentoring process, the Seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professional in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission in the world. The position of Assistant Director, Grant Administrator supports this mission by:


  • Establish a strong operational foundation for each Lilly grant-funded project in compliance with Accounting, HR, and Grant-making rules
  • Build strong collaboration and communication between the grants and various Denver Seminary departments
  • Manage reporting back to grantmaker as required
  • Ensure goals and tasks of the Initiatives are well-executed in a timely manner


Normal office working conditions including computer usage may require occasional standing, walking, long periods of sitting, climb stairs, balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Denver Seminary is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence in all areas of ministry and operations.



To Apply: See above website