Director, Sponsored Projects

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Job Status:Open Title:Director, Sponsored Projects Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:Executive/Managerial Home Department:Office for Advancement Pay Grade:EM2 Closing Date:09/30/2020 Overview:

Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.

Compensation: Salary is $59,130.96 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.


The Director of Sponsored Projects will report directly to the Vice President for Advancement and will work closely with the Associate Vice President for Advancement. This position provides leadership and direction for the Sponsored Projects Office, which includes identification, development and coordination of public/private grant development activities consistent with the College’s strategic goals.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Monitor and analyze funding opportunities to make strategic and informed decisions regarding grant proposal efforts and makes recommendations for grant proposal efforts to the Vice President for Advancement and other college leaders.

  • Provide grants management oversight for pre-award and post-award grant processes and systems to ensure effective performance and fiscal accountability.

  • Provide leadership in planning, developing, facilitating and implementing opportunities for external funding that supports curriculum and instruction, career development, faculty development, acquisition of equipment for programs, cultural programs, students’ scholarships, student financial aid, student services and cultural festivals.

  • Provide leadership as the college liaison to federal and state funding agencies and local and national private funding sources for grant opportunities, grant pre-awards and grant post-awards.

  • Provide leadership and direction in providing in-service education related to grant-seeking knowledge, grant proposal efforts, practice and programs to individuals involved in the grant-seeking function on behalf of the college.

  • Coordinate preparation of assigned budgets and manage the resources as assigned and required by institutional priorities, rules and procedures.

  • Participate in professional activities for the purpose of remaining current on trends and issues that relate to grants and institutional advancement and college-wide leadership role.

  • Facilitate the implementation of state-of-the-art technology in support of departmental operations.

Reports to: Vice President, Office for Advancement


Required: A Bachelor’s degree and (2) two years of experience in managing grants, marketing proposals and technical writing, public relations and coordinating private fund raising in collaboration with public funding sources.

Additional Requirements: Must have knowledge of a variety of sponsoring agency regulations and policies as well as general grant application and award processes; knowledge of Federal Uniform Guidance and other sponsored research subject matter; experience with Federal agency applications and administration websites such as, eRA Commons, Fastlane, eBRAP and proposalCENTRAL. A criminal background check will be conducted. A criminal background check will be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job. Able to effectively communicate information and ideas, speaking and writing in terms understandable to others.

  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.

  • Multi-cultural- able to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.

  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.

  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader. Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.

  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.

  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.

  • Multi-task - able to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.

  • Systems & Software: Proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae, as well as academic transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

Contact: Required Documents:Letter of Intent, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts




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Posted: 8/30/2020
Application Due: 9/30/2020
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