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Manager of Research Program Development & Grants

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

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Position Information

Requisition Number

Home Org Name
Education Administration

Division Name
College of Education

Position Title
Manager of Research Program Development & Grants

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University’s College of Education is home to innovative thinkers and doers, working together to meet society’s education and health challenges, building better futures for all. Our thriving research environment equips faculty, staff, and students to discover real-world solutions and impact in people’s lives.

To support the college’s broad research initiatives, the College of Education at Auburn University is recruiting a Manager of Research Program Development and Grants . This position will report to the Assistant Dean for Research and will play a crucial role in research proposal development and administration. Responsible for providing primarily research development activities and completing pre-award directives, the manager will serve as the college’s point of contact for all pre-award functions including serving as the supervisor for the college’s pre-award Contracts and Grants Specialist.

About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

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

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in field applicable to the position.

5 Years of experience in developing research opportunities, grant preparation, grant accounting with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability. Must have at least 1 year of experience supervising full-time employees.

Substitutions allowed for Education:
Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Substitutions allowed for Experience:
Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the nature of research at the university level.
  • Knowledge of externally funded programs.
  • Knowledge of grant policies and regulations.
Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
  • Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Superior customer service focus.
  • Exceptional professional writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of multiple funding sources for research programs.
  • Ability to critically assess information (e.g., program solicitation).
  • Ability to effectively execute multiple tasks, while meeting hard deadlines and competing priorities.
  • Comprehensive understanding of rules, regulations, and requirements of federally funded contracts and grants proposals and awards.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$54,400 - $92,500

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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.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
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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. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 5 years of experience in developing research opportunities, grant preparation, grant accounting with progressively increasing levels of responsibility and accountability and at least 1 year of experience supervising full-time employees?
    • Yes
    • No

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