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Executive Director in Sponsored Projects and Grants Administration

Oregon Institute of Technology
Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Are you a grants professional longing for a change of pace and scenery?  If so, the majestic Pacific Northwest is calling you!  Oregon Tech is seeking applications for an Executive Director of Sponsored Projects and Grants Administration. This is a 12-month, full-time position located on either the Portland-Metro or Klamath Falls campus in beautiful Oregon. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with exceptional benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The successful applicant will be responsible for comprehensive administrative and management of sponsored project programs from researching funding opportunities, to grant proposals and award management.  The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state and sponsor administrative requirements, as well as coaching and training principal investigators in proposal development and grant administration.

Required Qualifications: a bachelor’s degree and three or more years of relevant professional experience in grant development and administration; demonstrated experience in research contract management, demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with personnel, faculty, staff, and students and able to multi-task and problem-solve.

Preferred Qualifications: a master’s degree and the relevant advanced education may be substituted for one year of the required professional experience; demonstrated experience managing sponsored projects including pre-award and post-award phases; experience at higher education institutions; proficiency in the use of digital office tools including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat; excellent organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, be self-motivated and adaptable to changing institutional needs; experience with electronic submission of grant applications to federal agencies; and the ability to administer compliance with federal, state and municipal regulations that apply to public/private funding sources and higher education.  

How to Apply: To review the posting and apply, visit For questions about this position please contact Scott Prahl, Search Committee Chair at All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  Oregon Tech is an AA/EEO/Vets/ADA employer.

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