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Associate Director of Pre-Award Services

Towson University
Towson, MD
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Responsibilities and Duties
Plans, organizes and directs the activities of pre-award staff to support preparation and development of competitive proposals to external sponsors. Facilitates internal compliance review and routing. Reviews and negotiates award documents. Serves as an authorized official, consistent with TU signature authority.

Fosters a culture that encourages and supports grant seeking. Plans, develops and implements programming that supports success with sponsored programs and leads teams in the development of complex proposals. Monitors program performance and analyzes data for trends to enhance program performance.

Qualifications and Skills
Successful candidates will possess:


  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of experience with grants development and/or pre-award administration.
  • Supervisory experience or experience as a team leader.
  • Experience with a broad variety of federal and other funding agencies/organizations.
  • Knowledge of federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and the Uniform Guidance.
  • Experience with electronic research administration systems such as, ERA commons, Kuali and others.

  • Master's degree
  • Research/narrative development experience
  • Higher education experience.

Organization: Academic Affairs Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Aug 20, 2021


Towson CampusTowson University (TU; was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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