Director of Sponsored Programs, College of Mathematics and Science (24648)

Job description

Job DetailsLevel UndisclosedJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKRemote Type N/APosition Type StaffEducation Level UndisclosedSalary Range $52,612.00 - $59,628.00 Salary/yearTravel Percentage UndisclosedJob Shift UndisclosedJob Category UndisclosedDescription Position Overview:

Creates and structures grant-funded programs for institution. Prepares and submits grant applications and proposals for the organization for existing or proposed projects; including writing or amending project descriptions and compiling required data. Identifies potential funding and grant sources for current programs and provides proposals for funding for emerging issues. Develops budgets and justifications for new proposals and renewals of grants. Initiates and maintains communication with relevant agencies. Examines literature dealing with funds available through grants from governmental agencies to determine feasibility of developing programs to supplement budget. Coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs, or writes evaluation of program.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,300 undergraduate students in 27 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Works to support college, academic, and university strategic plans through the promotion of grantsmanship in the College of Mathematics and Science. Researches federal and state grant opportunities for projects that support the College’s academic mission, and disseminates opportunities to the faculty. Coordinates with the UCO Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Grants and Contracts Office on submission of proposals. Works with colleagues at other universities on possible collaborative projects, including the Oklahoma Council on Grantsmanship and Research. Works with CMS faculty and staff to develop grant proposals and provides support in all areas of the proposal submission, approval, and revision process. Manages the CURE-STEM (Center for Undergraduate Research and Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) MOUs for the College’s CURE-STEM Scholars. This includes tracking expiration dates and issuing new MOUs. Coordinates with the dean and the dean’s office staff to ensure that reassignment time and portions of faculty salaries paid from grants are correctly applied. Works with faculty to manage all reporting requirements and budgets of funded projects. Works closely with the College’s Budget Assistant to ensure that grant funds are properly expended. Plans grants workshops/retreats to provide training to faculty on external grant proposal preparation and submission.
Works with other UCO academic units to seek and create funding for interdisciplinary projects. Compiles justifications and oversees the purchase of equipment from INBRE carryover funds. Monitors, updates, and publishes college and departmental web pages to the server, with the goal of having current information available to external constituents. Posts achievements of faculty and students in the areas of grantsmanship and research. Facilitates the exchange of faculty expertise with external stakeholders in pursuit of community-based, inter-institutional, and international collaborations. Attends, with the support of the dean, conferences that develop external funding practices for the College of Mathematics and Science. Attends meetings of the College’s administrative team, and provides summaries of grant-related activities. Works and meets with the Program Directors on the federal level. Participates in the planning and execution of the annual Tri-Center Symposium. Performs other related duties as assigned. The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications Qualifications Required:

Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 6+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of equivalent work experience that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

Qualifications Preferred:

Master’s degree in related field. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Good computer skills. Excellent organization and time-management skills, including the ability to multi-task. High degree of energy, creativity, initiative, and flexibility. Ability to understand and interpret policies and procedures. Must have familiarity with federal agencies and thorough knowledge of regulations governing grants administration.

Will this employee supervise others?


Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 7/28/2021
Work Type: Full Time