PRIMARY SCOPE OF POSITION
The Grants Director (Director) works with the CFO, President’s Office, and faculty to support grant-funded research and scholarly activity, and secure institutional and programmatic funding. The Director works collaboratively with the Grants Accountant to manage the proposal review and submissions process, pre- and post-award process, policy and rules compliance, and grant close out and reporting functions. The Director coordinates with appropriate personnel at partner institutions on joint funding opportunities.
- Review and recommend to the President and CFO all grant proposals related to faculty research;
- Coordinate and manage budget processes and provide general program oversight for all grant-funded research;
- Facilitate appropriate IRB and IACUC reviews for grant-funded research as needed;
- Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the President and CFO on all grant-funded research, including award amount, funds spent, current balance, and award end date;
- Facilitate and enhance relationships with, and pursue funding opportunities from, foundations, agencies, industry, nonprofits, and other benefactors to support academic programs;
- Maintain current knowledge of the Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance and other Federal regulations as appropriate;
- Manage institutional memberships for Federal and other grant submission websites;
- Serve as primary point of contact for grant agency program reviews and audits;
- Maintain membership and current training in NCURA.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
- Knowledge and experience building and managing budgets.
- Knowledge and experience with Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance processes.
- Knowledge and commitment to innovation in higher education.
- Skill with grant and technical writing skills.
- 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 constituencies.
- Skill in building collaborative administrative processes.
- Skill with distinguished record of scholarly or other significant professional achievement, Master’s degree in appropriate discipline required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
- Bachelor’s degree and five years experience in sponsored projects development and management
Experience with electronic grants management systems
Demonstrated ability and experience in budget development, proposal preparation and sponsored project compliance
Experience working with a broad spectrum of grant types and grant agencies
Excellent oral and written communication skills
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
- Master’s degree and 5 years experience in sponsored projects development and administration at a higher education institution.
Experience in or demonstrated understanding of the liberal arts college environment.
Experience in or demonstrated understanding of the tribal university environment.
Experience working with community partners in grants development and administration.
Experience working with research grant funding.