Associate Director of Pre-Award Sponsored Programs
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration
Day Shift (United States of America)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.
The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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OSP | Office of Sponsored Programs
The Associate Director of Pre-Award Sponsored Programs (AD) provides leadership and oversight of sponsored programs in alignment with the University of Arkansas’ mission and strategic plan under the direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Senior Director of Sponsored Programs. The Associate Director of Pre-Award Sponsored Programs directs and oversees all proposal submissions to federal, state, foundation, and industry of sponsors. The AD trains and supervises professional staff responsible for the pre-award administration of sponsored programs, assists in advising and training university staff regarding the roles and responsibilities of the pre-award research administration of sponsored programs, and develops processes and procedures to ensure compliance with institutional and sponsor policy. This position also maintains up-to-date tools, resources, and documentation in the area of proposal submission.
Summary of Job Duties:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least five years of experience in sponsored research administration
Master’s degree and/or PhD or professional terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher education
At least two years of relevant supervisory experience
Advanced training and/or certification in research development or sponsored-research administration
Experience and working knowledge of grant administration, pre-award and post-award, including federal and state regulations
Experience and a solid understanding of the role of grants in higher education
Experience and proficiency in computer programs relevant to the work, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite and programs related to grant development and submission, internet-based and otherwise
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Excellent communication skills, in both oral and written format
Ability to simultaneously and successfully, manage multiple projects and initiatives
Ability to supervise, coach, and develop supervised personnel
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of constituents, both internal and external
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends for the purpose of meeting deadlines and cultivating grant opportunities
$75,000 - $85,000 (commensurate with education and experience)
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Required Documents to Apply:
Optional Documents:Proof of Veteran Status
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Recruitment Contact Information:
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The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.