Director of Sponsored Programs
TITLE: Director of Sponsored Programs DEPARTMENT: Office of Research and Sponsored ProgramsREPORTS TO: Director of Government RelationsEFFECTIVE DATE: TBDEMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs will facilitate grant opportunities, manage pre-and post-award paperwork and create and provide on-going institutional reporting for the Office of Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research. Collaborate with the Head of the Office of Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research in the development of grants and sponsored research activities aligned with Kentucky State University’s strategic plan and in support of federally sponsored institutional programs and faculty, faculty-student research. The position will assist in training on grant selection and grant writing, support faculty in grant writing efforts, and provide information to the campus on grants and sponsored opportunities. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:STRATEGY AND PROGRAM LEADERSHIP – 30%Manage pre and post federal and foundational paperworkLead efforts to secure institutional grants by identifying new sources of funding and assessing the alignment of institutional priorities with potential funders.Serve as a campus liaison with the Head of the Office of Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research in the development of a culture of grants in support of the strategic plan and institutional initiatives.PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION – 70%Manage and cultivate a portfolio of governmental funding agenciesDevelop budgets for grant applications and assess short and long-term financial implications of institutional grant activities.Develop and implement procedures and processes necessary to ensure compliance with all grantor requirements, including fiscal management, reporting, and record retentionEnhance grant compliance monitoring, including funder site visits, financial analysis, and meetings with project directors.Remain current with developments and changes in government regulations, court decisions, and higher education practices related to grant funding and directives and policies initiated by the State and the UniversityDevelop and deliver training to grant project directors as it relates to grant administration, compliance, and organizational policiesCollaborate in senior-level grant writing, working with partners to develop a competitive proposal, respond to and manage RFP grant opportunities, and coordinator work with individual faculty membersOversee completion of acknowledgment letters and other grant-related correspondence for key administrators and facultyFacilitate meetings and information sessions with key partners so all are informed about new and ongoing programs to match potential funding sources with areas of need OTHER DUTIES: Perform other duties, projects as assigned.All employees are expected to participate in the University’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree plus 1-2 years of proven successful experience in the grants workspace.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience in budget management or finance; grant writing; or experience with federal grants preferred; higher education experience desired. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Proven ability to write persuasively and fluently in a number of different areas, including the sciences and arts and humanities.Knowledge of federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and the Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidelines (2C.f.R. Part 200), as they relate to sponsored program activity.Ability to set clear goals and priorities related to the university’s core mission and needs.Project management and execution skills.Deep understanding of the grant lifecycle from pre-award to a proposal to post-award requirements.Familiarity with current online research skills and grant tracking tools.Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholdersHighly organized and able to manage/delegate multiple prioritiesAble to work independently and manage a high volume of grants and research activities with appropriate supervision SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
This position will have supervisory responsibility PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
:Must be able to travel, primarily in-state (20%).Occasionally may need to move light equipment and carry supplies, publications, and needed equipment for demonstration and training programs.
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.
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