Director of Sponsored Programs
Company: Alaska Pacific University
Posted on: January 10, 2022
The Director of Sponsored Programs works with the Chief
Advancement Officer, President's Office, Provost and faculty to
support grant-funded research and scholarly activity and to secure
institutional and programmatic funding. The Director serves as the
primary pre-award specialist and as a grant writer for
institution-wide grants. Representative Duties
- Administer and effectively manage a varied portfolio of
- Facilitate the integration of Indigenous research protocols and
methods into sponsored programs, consistent with the institution's
mission and strategic plan and project goals.
- Cultivate relationships with faculty, administrators, staff,
and other key campus stakeholders to stay informed of funding
trends and opportunities. Meet regularly with campus partners to
develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the University's
priorities, programs, and administrative/financial policies and
- Identify, monitor, and match relevant funding opportunities to
- Author institutional grant proposals and assist campus partners
in developing funding proposals that align with APU institutional
priorities, follow funder solicitations and guidelines, adhere to
University policies and practices, and utilize good practice in
project planning and assessment.
- Assist campus partners in developing and reviewing budgets,
budget justifications, and subrecipient budgets/documents for
accuracy, consistency, thoroughness, and compliance with funder and
university guidelines and regulations.
- Maintain expertise on complex and evolving sponsor guidelines,
federal regulations, APU policy and business processes; interpret,
apply, and communicate each appropriately to ensure all
administration actions are in compliance with the applicable
- Manage submission of proposals through web portals or
electronic research administration application software (e.g.,
Grants.gov, Fastlane), as appropriate.
- Execute strategies to pursue and secure new funding sources for
university and faculty grant-seeking efforts, utilizing all
available data sources, external liaisons, internal stakeholders,
and professional contacts.
- Ensure grant submissions are reviewed and approved by
University leadership to guarantee timely submission of
- Advise principal investigators and administrative staff on
interpretation and implementation of institutional, federal, and
award-specific policies, procedure and regulations. Independently
assess and take actions on varied internal and external requests
and come up with appropriate action to satisfy such requests.
- In collaboration with colleagues, develop and provide training
and support to principal investigators and administrative
- Assist with the development and maintenance of Sponsored
Programs website and related resources.
- Provide regular reports to the CAO, President, Provost and CFO
on all grant submissions and awards.
- Remain current on, and demonstrate strong understanding of,
federal regulations to ensure institutional compliance with 2 CFR
- ---Maintain membership and current training in NCURA and SPA.
Knowledge and Skills
- Excellent organizational, time-management, and project
- Knowledge of and experience with grant development or research
- Knowledge of and experience with Federal Office of Management
and Budget Uniform Guidance
- Commitment to innovation in higher education.
- Knowledge of and experience -working with a broad spectrum of
grant types and grant agencies.
- Knowledge of and experience -with electronic grants management
and reporting systems.
- ---Knowledge of and experience in budget development, proposal
preparation and sponsored project compliance
- Skill in the ability to provide program oversight in a
consistent, creative, and accountable manner.
- Skill in the ability to communicate effectively and develop
positive working relationships with a broad range of
- Skill in building collaborative administrative processes.
- Skill in oral and written communication; excellent writing,
editing, and proofreading skills
- Ability to interpret, explain, and apply complex regulations,
policies, and procedures.
- Bachelor's degree and five years' experience in sponsored
projects development and management
- Certified Research Administrator credential (or commitment to
obtain within three years of hire) Preferred Experience
- Master's degree and 5 years' experience in sponsored projects
development and/or grant writing in a non-profit organization
- Experience in or demonstrated understanding of the liberal arts
- Experience in or demonstrated understanding of the Tribal
- Experience working with community partners in grants
development and administration.
- Experience working with research grant funding You Are Here:
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