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Sponsored Program Analyst

Dakota State University
Madison, South Dakota
Posted Date
Jul 21, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Dakota State University’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is seeking applications for a full-time Sponsored Programs Analyst. The position will provide fiscal, compliance, and reporting support to the Office of Sponsored Programs across the entire award lifecycle. The successful candidate, will assist OSP, in collaboration with the Business Office, with complex efforts including proposal budget development, award monitoring, billing, and reporting.

The position will report directly to the Office of Sponsored Programs Director but will work closely with all Research and Economic Development (RED) staff.


  • Assist PIs in developing proposal budgets and budget justification documents using standard principles of allowability, allocability, reasonability, and consistent treatment of costs and generate related administrative components within agency platforms (e.g.,, etc.).
  • Monitor awards and subrecipients for fiscal compliance, in collaboration with the Business Office, for time and effort accuracy, research-related travel, and other budget-related elements through award closeout.
  • Review sponsor and award terms and conditions, sub-awards, no-cost extension requests, submission of revised budgets in collaboration with OSP Director and VPR.
  • Maintain internal controls in alignment with external rules and regulations, alerting OSP and investigators to potential non-compliance and working with the Business Office on audit activities and corrective action plans.
  • Verify, monitor, and review cost sharing and effort reporting.
  • Prepare financial status reports for sponsored projects, support investigator preparation of sponsor financial reports, support departmental preparation of invoices, and work with Business Office staff to monitor any accounts receivable related to sponsored programs.
  • Support OSP and VPR in development of internal and external reports.


  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Three to five years of experience in office environment or higher education environment is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong record keeping and communication skills required.
  • Aptitude for diplomacy.
  • Discernment regarding privileged, sensitive, and confidential information.
  • High aptitude for organization, detail orientation.
  • Must absorb new fiscal and technical information in dynamic environment.
  • Familiarity with regulatory environment (2 CFR 200) desirable.
  • Knowledge of multiple computer applications including MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook is required.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references, including email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.  

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.   

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