Director of Pre-Award Services - Sponsored Porgrams

Bowie State University
Bowie, MD

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Posting Number:


Position Title:

Director of Pre-Award Services

Class Title:


Regular or Contingent II:

Regular (PIN)



Salary Range:

$85,000 -$92,000

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Duties and Responsibilities :

This position provides overall management and oversight of pre-ward services including seeking funding opportunities, faculty development, and overseeing proposal review and submissions and serving as the authorized organizational representative for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Bowie State University. This individual is responsible for collaborating with campus administrators, academic units and external stakeholders to assist with proposal development and submissions and to ensure compliance with university and agency regulations. As the Institutional Authorized Representative, the incumbent is responsible for endorsing and submitting proposals; and as related to pre-award activities, will act as the certifying official for assurances, providing representation and expanded authority as required by Federal and State statues, as well as executing sponsored activities documents to bind the Institution contractually. This position serves as the point of contact and liaison for sponsored agency officials, University administrators, and faculty and staff for pre-award administration activities. In collaboration with the AVP for Research and Grants and Contracts Manager, the Director is responsible for dispersing information (verbal, written and electronic), interpreting regulations, developing and implementing procedures, resolving problems, articulating funding activity projections, participating in long and short-range planning, and publishing data and reports relative to pre-award research activities.


A Bachelors degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.


A minimum of seven (7) years experience in leading grant administration, grant writing, development or a related field required. Senior level management experience preferred and experience in a university setting preferred. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with individuals from all areas of the academic community, the federal government, foundations, the corporate world, and others as appropriate.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to prepare written documents that are clear concise and grammatically correct as well as spreadsheets for reporting and tracking purposes; ability to lead by example, and have a commitment to furthering the mission of Bowie State University. General knowledge of Federal regulations, guidelines, and practices.

Conditions of Employment :

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for eligible faculty and staff employed by Bowie State University. This protocol may be subject to change.

Other :

This is a Non-Union Position.

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

For best consideration please apply by December 29, 2022.

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Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. In addition to its 25 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 30 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA

We invite you to take a closer look at Bowie State; you will like what you see.



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