Director of Sponsored Programs

University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
Texas, United States
$100,000.00 - $120,000.00
May 04, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary:

The Director of Sponsored Programs is responsible for directing the activities of the pre-award and post-award functions for grants, contracts, clinical trials, and effort reporting for federal grants. This position also oversees fiscal affairs, budget, internal controls/compliance for research including federal or other sponsor reporting as required. The Director of Sponsored Programs reports to the Sr. Vice President of Research & Graduate Studies and will supervise the Pre and Post Awards Office.

Major Responsibilities / Duties / Critical Tasks:

  • Provides oversight and faculty/staff support in grant and sponsored program activities to include contract and subcontract preparation, negotiation, and recommendation for acceptance.
  • Reviews agreements to ensure they meet institutional and UT System requirements.
  • Remains up-to-date on research compliance and grant issues.
  • Coordinates Sponsored Programs’ operations with Research Compliance, IACUC, IRB, patent committees and their oversight responsibilities.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the operating budget for the Sponsored Projects Administration.
  • Ensures timely submission of grant applications, execution of contract and agreements and sponsored projects finance/administration of all awarded grants and contracts.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal administrative requirements and costing principles, state regulations, grantor restrictions, and university fiscal policies.
  • Oversees all aspects of proposal administration, sponsored program agreements, and contract negotiation with external agencies.
  • Provides guidance in the development of policies and procedures to address federal, state and private issues.
  • Is abreast of active knowledge of grantor/sonsor’s rules/guidelines
  • Knowledge of the Federal Uniform Guidance regulations
  • Reviews grant accounting activities
  • Helps in the preparation of the UTHCT annual report and the indirect cost rate proposal.
  • Addresses and completes surveys related to research.
  • Reviews and submits reports to grantors as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Knowledgeable in federal and state regulations
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proactive in oversight and compliance activities and in identification and resolution of problems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Experienced in PeopleSoft Financial Accounting system
  • Adept in budget preparation


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