Sponsored Programs Administrator II

Job description



Under the general direction of the Associate Director or designee, the Sponsored Programs Administrator II provides program support to principal investigators, administrators, and staff regarding the timely completion of required documents for institutional approval and submission of sponsored program proposals/applications. The Sponsored Programs Administrator II will also provide direction and assistance in all sponsored programs processes while adhering to sponsor, institutional, state, and federal guidelines.



  • Handle a project portfolio of significant complexity for high profile departments with multiple component budgets involving the life cycle of a grant from proposal to closeout
  • Disseminate changes in federal, state, and institutional policies, rules, and regulations and ensure organizational participation in compliance
  • Develop and present training materials and serve as a resource to both internal and external colleagues
  • Evaluate pre-award research administration internal procedures and recommend improvements
  • Review and verify all aspects of sponsor and institutional forms related to applications/proposals
  • Assess award documents and recommend changes to the sponsor to ensure compliance with award terms and conditions, University policy, State and Federal laws and regulations
  • Negotiate incoming and execute outgoing sub-awards. Audit sub-recipient status and debarment review
  • Accountable for accurate demographic data, budget, and research compliance in electronic records as the formal institutional system of record
  • Collaborate with post-award staff in account set-up of proposals, new awards and modifications to track and report awards and sub-award activity
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Research Administration, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1 - 3 years of business-related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and writing skills needed to present and communicate effectively with a diverse population of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated time management and problem-solving skills with ability to organize and prioritize workload, identify problem areas and take action to meet deadlines.


  • Professional Certification in Research Administration (Certified Research Administrator; CRA/CPRA)
  • Familiar with OMB Uniform Administrative Requirements, cost principles, and audit requirements for Federal awards.
  • Knowledge of NIH Grants Policy Statement




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2022
Work Type: Full Time