Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs and
The Assistant Director functions as a grant officer and provides
leadership in carrying out the mission of the Office of Sponsored
Programs and Research (OSPR). This position assists with securing
external funding opportunities, educating Gannon constituents about
grant procedures, and assisting them in the planning, preparation,
and submission of grant proposals. The Assistant Director supports
all phases of grant operations, including clerical and
administrative duties. Must be able to support and promote the
- Monitors government and foundation websites for funding
opportunities. Creates and disseminates solicitation summaries to
align internal interests with opportunities.
- Provides leadership, expertise, and guidance for applicants to
prepare proposals that meet solicitation requirements.
- Works independently with internal and external stakeholders as
part of proposal writing teams.
- Prepares and submits sponsor forms and leads overall proposal
submission to ensure a complete, compliant, and cohesive submission
- .Provides grant education and training for faculty/staff.
- Maintains user access and authorization for grant application
portals including grants.gov, NSF Fastlane, and NIH eRA
- Maintains file of institutional documents including, but not
limited to, board of trustee list, 501c3 status, indirect cost rate
agreements, facilities statements, and data management plans.
- Develops and maintains a grant and report calendar to track and
schedule grant proposals, progress reports, and internal and
- Provides guidance and follow-up to ensure post-award reporting
requirements are met.
- Makes decisions related to the OSPR in the absence of the
- Manages office operations and maintains office web page or
- Performs other duties as assigned within the scope,
responsibility, and requirements of the job.
We offer flexible work hours for eligible positions and a generous
benefits package for full-time employees.
- Retirement Plan (403b) with 7.5% company match after one year
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Paid vacation time plus 18 paid holidays
- Wellness programs
- Tuition benefit for yourself and eligible dependents
- Professional Development
- Free gym Access
Gannon University seeks excellence through inclusiveness and
invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and this position
will remain open until filled. Gannon University is an Equal
Bachelor’s degree and five years of
grant-related experience.Experience: Five years of grant-related
and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and office
equipment. Working knowledge of federal grant submission portals
including grants.gov, Fastlane, and NIH eRA Commons.
Must possess the following skills:
excellent written, verbal, proofreading, and organizational skills;
the ability to read written instructions and procedure manuals; the
ability to enter data into records, logs, and websites with
accuracy; the ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities,
seek direction regarding courses of action; and the ability to
research and compile qualitative and quantitative data. The ability
to work independently and manage projects.
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To apply, visit https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/11212