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Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs and Research

Gannon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023

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Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs and Research

Position Summary:
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 University's Mission.

Essential Functions:

  • 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 package.
  • .Provides grant education and training for faculty/staff.
  • Maintains user access and authorization for grant application portals including, NSF Fastlane, and NIH eRA Commons.
  • 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 external reports.
  • Provides guidance and follow-up to ensure post-award reporting requirements are met.
  • Makes decisions related to the OSPR in the absence of the Director.
  • Manages office operations and maintains office web page or portal site.
  • 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 of service
  • 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 Opportunity Employer.

Required Qualifications:
Education: 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, Fastlane, and NIH eRA Commons.

Skills: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Location: Erie, Pa
Employment Status: Full Time
Department: University Advancement
Division: University Advancement
Subdivision: UA VP's Office

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