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Director, Research Program Development & Grant

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 5, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Adm-Agriculture & AAES

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Director, Research Program Development & Grant

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture seeks candidates for a Director, Research Program Development & Grant position to direct the efforts and activities of promoting, identifying, and managing externally funded grants and contracts for the College.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Directs efforts to identify, capture, and expand extramural funding opportunities.
  • Develops programs and training activities in support of faculty and staff research, grant preparation, and implementation of funded projects.
  • Provides leadership and support for the college/school’s on-going goals of increasing scholarly productivity and external funding.
  • Serves as liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Contracts and Grants Accounting.
  • Directs efforts to engage with external grant agencies and research providers designed to enhance the college/school’s knowledge of research opportunities.
  • Develops competitive grant proposals to foundations, state, and federal funding agencies. Manages post-award activities and ensures compliance with University, state, federal, and sponsor regulations.
  • This position will also be responsible for managing and monitoring capacity fund projects for the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations.
  • Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Experience in developing research opportunities, grant preparation, grant accounting with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability. Must have at least 2 years of experience supervising full-time employees.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Advanced degrees accepted in lieu of years of experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Microsoft products, smartsheets and being able to navigate government websites.

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$59,70 - $99,600

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Other Documentation
Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
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  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 7 years of experience developing research opportunities, grant preparation, and grant accounting with 2 years of experience supervising full-time employees? If your answer is no, do you have an advanced degree to use in lieu of some years of experience?
    • Yes
    • No

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