Director, Sponsored Programs
Posting Number: 0601012
Job Title: Director, Sponsored Programs
Position Type: Staff
Duration of Position: Full Time
Work Location: San Antonio, TX
Department: Department of Sponsored Programs
Pay Rate: Competitive
Job Summary/Basic Function: Under the direction of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Sponsored Programs will provide leadership in the strategic planning, budgeting, and development for grants. The Director is responsible for all phases of grants development, evaluation and compliance, including prospect research, pre-award grant writing, the coordination of grant applications, and post-award support for staff overseeing grant-funded projects.
The Director will also be responsible for working with accounting staff, departments, granting and government agencies and others to assure compliance with all required guidelines.
Work Hours: Typically Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Will be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
- Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
- The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
- If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
- Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posting Date: 03-28-2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51886
Percent of total time: Responsibility / Duty: Is this function essential? 25
Performs internal reviews of institutional needs and assess feasibility of obtaining external funding for project and program proposals. Actively seeks, identifies and recognizes external opportunities that present viable funding opportunities and match the University priorities. Creates and maintains systems (e.g., grants web site) for dissemination of information concerning funding opportunities, application processes, and other grants-related information.
Creates, designs, writes, and implements processes and procedures related to grants management and proposal development. Maintains positive, proactive relationships with the Business Office, Human Resources, and funding agencies to ensure process efficiency and grant compliance. Serves as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations, developing collaborative relationships with grant funding representatives. Provides a full spectrum of assistance and advice to faculty and administrative staff regarding project development and proposal preparation to ensure that projects and funding opportunities are aligned with the University's institutional priorities.
Assists in the planning, writing, program design, budget development, and evaluation of grants and grant submissions. Advises project directors concerning grant startups and grant management issues. Conducts one-on-one training and group workshops to develop and write grant proposals. Assists staff in grant implementation to include instruction on internal procedures and funding agency compliance, assistance with all issues of financial, personnel, payroll, purchasing and administration of funded awards, and instruction on cost-sharing documentation. Develops and maintains a process to monitor grant compliance.
Works collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Research to coordinate the gathering of information needed for proposals. Maintains and monitors University procedures for proposal preparation and submission, reviewing proposals prior to submission and obtaining instructional authorization and signatures. Monitors and ensures all processes and procedures related to the submission of grants are adhered to. Tracks proposal submissions and progress.
Directs and manages departmental operations, including the establishment, direction, and oversight of office administrative procedures. Supervises and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Participates in local, state, regional or national workshops, conferences and meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications: Master's degree.
Necessary Qualifications: Seven years professional grant writing experience, preferably in an educational or non-profit setting.
Verifiable successful experience in technical writing, proof-reading, editing, copy writing, grant writing or other equivalent written communication format.
Experience in supervising professional and/or support staff.
Demonstrated team-oriented managerial skills required.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in an educational or non-profit setting.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Other Qualifications for Posting: Necessary Qualifications
Excellent command of the English language.
Must be team oriented, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
Knowledge of federal rules and regulations as pertains to the administration of higher education grants desirable.
Ability to coordinate overlapping projects and deadlines required. Ability to work with minimal supervision required.
Physical Requirements: None
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.
Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.