A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking an exempt Director,
Post-Award Compliance and Management. The position reports to the
Senior Director, Sponsored Programs. The purposes/function of the
director for post-award compliance and management is to ensure that
ATSU’s sponsored program (SP) grant awards meet all programmatic,
fiscal, and reporting requirements. To this end, this SP leader
will oversee all post-award requirements/regulations (including PHS
Policy, Federal ARRA FFATA mandates, and official terms and
conditions, etc.); research and devise relevant ATSU post-award
policies thereto; oversee/reconcile all post-award grant
expenditures and monthly variance reports; manage and streamline
University-wide post-award reporting and compliance activities;
administer and track sub-contracts/awards; and supervise and train
post-award project coordinators/manager on both campuses to ensure
SP compliance, University-wide.
Major Job Duties
- Lead, supervise, maintain, and document full compliance on all
SP grant awards throughout ATSU.
- Develop strong SP alliances and synergy (focused on compliance
and project management) with the ATSU Finance Office, as well as
with all relevant University officials and PIs/PDs.
- Analyze and complete SP compliance reports and surveys
(internal reports, external surveys, etc.).
- Manage and update SP post-award deadline rosters (short- and
long-term rolling deadlines).
- Protect/update official SP grant office files (hard copies and
electronic files), ensuring ATSU meets all compliance, auditing
documentation, and purging standards/timelines.
- Analyze and process incoming NGA/NOA notices from grants.gov,
etc., from a compliance perspective.
- Contribute to the SP strategic planning, personnel
planning/evaluation, and workload/deadline allocation process.
- Lead/participate in SP and University-wide grants compliance
policy development, review, interpretation, and monitoring
- Analyze and incorporate current industry best practices and
evidence-based practices into compliance oversight and
- Advise in the design of University-wide competitive grant
proposals (including budgets, MOUs, MOAs, and related subawards)
using prior post-award outcomes and internal data/knowledge to help
leverage follow-up funding and to help close disconnects between
pre-award projections and post-award realities.
- Ensure that ATSU and its PIs remain in full compliance with all
federal, state, and local mandates (i.e., laws, regulations, PHS
policy, ATSU policy, etc.), as grant proposals progress from the
pre-award level throughout the post-award continuum.
- Cross-train and serve on the SP editorial/analytical team
reviews for extramural proposals, resulting in higher quality and
more competitive team submissions.
Post-award Compliance and Management Responsibilities (Primary
- Review/analyze funding awards and notices and related
post-award policies, procedures, and regulations; and lead/oversee
ATSU PIs in meeting all terms and conditions of award.
- Lead and serve as SP’s chief grants compliance manager
involving ATSU’s external grant sponsors, University-wide PIs,
ATSU’s Finance Office, and the University’s independent
- Analyze, oversee, and ensure ATSU compliance with PHS Policy,
federal OMB, FFATA and related federal performance measurements,
and other federal, state, and local compliance standards.
- Oversee, reconcile, problem-solve, and ensure compliance on
monthly grant variance reports (on 40+ active grants
University-wide, worth $3-5 million annually).
- Lead in the preparation and submission of high quality
post-award CPMS, EHBs, and other data/narrative reports required by
ATSU’s external funders (meeting all ongoing, rolling
- Collaborate with the Finance Office to ensure accurate
Financial Status Reports (FSRs) are submitted to ATSU grant
sponsors (meeting all ongoing, rolling deadlines).
- Coach and mentor fellow team members and faculty PIs about
post-award compliance and management.
- Lead/facilitate post-award outcomes dissemination (guiding PIs
to publish and present outcomes in peer reviewed
- Lead/problem-solve other post-award compliance issues, in a
The major responsibility of this position is to head-up/lead all
grants compliance efforts University-wide. Within ATSU’s
centralized SP grants environment, this individual will work in
close collaboration with the Senior Director, Sponsored Programs
and the SP leadership team.
- Problem-solve and respond to SP related special requests from
both internal and external audiences.
- Lead/convene SP grant compliance and management meetings, and
serve on University and related community-based committees.
- Represent ATSU and its SP department at relevant regional,
state, and national meetings.
- Prepare and deliver SP educational compliance/reporting
seminars, internally and externally.
- Complete mandated NIH Human Subjects and Financial Conflict of
Interest training, sign SP confidentiality/non-disclosure forms,
and complete all required ATSU employee training programs.
- Join and represent ATSU in professional SP-related associations
(e.g., NCURA, SRA, NGMA, FDP, etc.).
- Perform other SP leadership and problem-solving duties, as
- BA/BS degree preferred or the equivalent of
- Demonstrated and proven track record of successfully
managing/administering federal, state, and/or private grant awards
and related compliance systems.
- Outstanding and highly competitive grants compliance and
management skills, along with strong MOU/MOA/contract development
and negotiation skills.
- Advanced problem solving/critical thinking skills relating to
- Must be an analytical and critical thinker; with exceptional
problem-solving skills that enable the University and its PIs/PDs
to gain greater success in grantsmanship (seeking, winning, and
successfully managing competitive grant awards from regional,
state, and national sources).
- Exceptional interpersonal communication and staff/systems
- Exceptional deadline management and related organizational
- Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel,
Access, and PowerPoint) and other relevant software to SP,
including Visio, etc.
- Advanced proficiency in Google and other digital platforms
(email, calendar, groups, etc.).
- Must be able to lead and work well in a team environment, and
- Must have exemplary ethics, integrity, and work ethic.
- Must maintain and project a professional, upbeat demeanor.
- Must be very detail oriented, yet also see the big
- Must be able to work with multiple schools, multiple
degrees/programs, multiple types of funding sponsors, and all
relevant content/budgeting areas.
- Must be able to give and receive constructive criticism from
- Must be a positive role model, team player, leader, coach, and
- Must be patient with faculty and individuals, yet be assertive
in grants compliance matters.
- Must be goal and outcomes oriented.
As an identified Records Retention Representative, this position
has responsibility to ensure SP records are maintained in
accordance with all applicable legal and policy requirements and to
ensure University records are not improperly or prematurely
This position can be located on the MO or AZ campus and may involve
The award winning SP team at ATSU has always maintained an
exemplary compliance record with external sponsors and independent
auditors. The director of grants compliance and management will be
held accountable to help maintain the highest possible compliance
record—which is an important key measure of long-term growth and
ATSU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical,
dental, and vision coverages, among more. If eligible,
employee-elected benefits would begin the first of the month
following hire date. For more information, please visit: atsu.edu/employment/benefits