ATSU - Post Award Projects Manager

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking a post-award project manager on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The post-award project manager will be a professional member of and work collaboratively with the award-winning ATSU SP team yet may be assigned to a designated ATSU grant project director/principal investigator (likely affiliated with an ATSU school/department outside of SP). The purpose of this position is to ensure the timely and compliant management/implementation of a funded sponsored project(s) of broad scope and high priority. The post-award project manager will oversee and manage all aspects of the funded project for programmatic and fiscal compliance and collaborate with the PDs/PIs to achieve the project’s stated aims, objectives, methodology, data collection/analysis, evaluation, and outcomes dissemination--including reporting and publishing. The individual will also be responsible for completing required post-award reports and competing/continuation applications. In addition, the post-award project manager will oversee and manage all relevant sub-award/contractual activities, agreements, MOUs, external consultants/guest faculty, budgeting/purchasing, etc., associated with the successful management and implementation of the designated grant-funded project(s).

Major Job Duties

  • The post-award project manager will collaborate with the designated project director(s)/principal investigator(s) to lead appropriate and timely accomplishment of all funded sponsored project activities. To this end, the post-award project manager will work, on a day-to-day basis, with the PD/PI to:
    • Convene/conduct project advisory committee meetings, subcommittee/team meetings, and other grant-funded or grant-specific events
    • Assess and secure grant-specific facilities, equipment, and other resources to accomplish all grant-funded goals, objectives, and activities
    • Manage, oversee, and track travel and other requirements for both internal and external project personnel
    • Create or collaborate with faculty, staff, external consultants, and guest faculty in the production, delivery, and assessment of relevant academic/project-specific materials
    • Work alongside project leaders/faculty to develop and implement needs/interest surveys for pre-and post-assessment of related sponsored project activities; as well as assist in compiling related data for analyses
    • Track and report on all sponsored project data, outcomes, etc., being accountable to the PD/PI, ATSU SP, and ultimately the external sponsor of the grant.
  • Collaborate with the PD/PI in co-authoring project-related manuscripts, publications, and other dissemination work
  • Oversee and manage all programmatic and budgetary compliance specific to the designated sponsored project(s)
    • Monitor emerging policy guidance and participate in funding source and industry technical assistance calls/webinars
  • Lead in preparing progress reports, competing/continuation grant applications, and other required grant reports/documents.
    • Learn required electronic reporting systems
  • Facilitate, activate, and oversee the grant budget, expenditures, and sub-awards/contracts
    • Provide sub-recipient monitoring and oversight as required by policy
  • Assist project director(s)/principal investigator(s) and the University’s sponsored programs team to identify emerging program priorities/needs and develop complementary grant proposals. Identify emerging opportunities for intra-institution collaboration.


  • Bachelor’s degree is Education, Business, Health Ed, etc. required, master’s degree preferred, or the equivalent combination of education/experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired.
  • The position requires excellent writing, editing, and abstracting for scholarly work and presentations, as well as reporting/continuation applications.
  • Ability to understand/interpret complex policy, guidance, and funding source requirements needed.
  • The position also requires excellent software knowledge/capability (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, GMail, etc.) as well as a high proficiency in searching and conducting research via the Internet and handling electronic submissions of grant reports/applications.
  • Time management skills are required.
  • Advanced proofing skills are required.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines is key.
  • Must be versatile and organized.
  • Must be a self-starter, show initiative, and be assertive yet tactful.
  • Must be professional with the ability to interact in a flexible and positive manner both within the University and externally.
  • Must be committed to advancing ATSU’s mission and grant-funded obligations.

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