ATSU - Sponsored Programs Post-Award Projects Manager

A.T. Still University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking an exempt Sponsored Programs Post-Award Projects Manager. The position reports to the Director, Post Award Compliance and Management. The post-award project manager position will be a professional member of and work collaboratively with the award-winning ATSU SP team, yet may be assigned to a designated ATSU grant project director/principal investigator (likely affiliated with an ATSU school/department outside of SP). The purpose of this position is to ensure the timely and compliant management/implementation of a funded sponsored project(s) of broad scope and high priority. They will oversee and manage all aspects of the funded project for programmatic and fiscal compliance, and will collaborate with the PDs/PIs to achieve the project’s stated aims, objectives, methodology, data collection/analysis, evaluation, and outcomes dissemination--including reporting and publishing. They will be also responsible for completing required post-award reports and competing/continuation applications. The post-award project manager will also oversee and manage all relevant sub-award/contractual activities, agreements, MOUs, external consultants/guest faculty, budgeting/purchasing, etc. associated with the successful management and implementation of the designated grant funded project(s).

This position may be remote or located on the Kirksville, Missouri campus.

Major Job Duties
  • The post-award project manager will collaborate with the designated project director(s)/principal investigator(s) to lead appropriate and timely accomplishment of all funded sponsored project activities. To this end, the post-award project manager will work, on a day-to-day basis, with the PD/PI to:
    • Convene/conduct project advisory committee meetings, subcommittee/team meetings, and other grant-funded or grant-specific events
    • Assess and secure grant-specific facilities, equipment, and other resources to accomplish all grant-funded goals, objectives, and activities
    • Manage, oversee, and track travel and other requirements for both internal and external project personnel
    • Create or collaborate with faculty, staff, external consultants, and guest faculty in the production, delivery, and assessment of relevant academic/project-specific materials
    • Work alongside project leaders/faculty to develop and implement needs/interest surveys for pre- and post-assessment of related sponsored project activities; as well as assist in compiling related data for analyses
    • Track and report on all sponsored project data, outcomes, etc., being accountable to the PD/PI, ATSU SP, and ultimately the external sponsor of the grant
  • Collaborate with the PD/PI in co-authoring project-related manuscripts, publications, and other dissemination work
  • Oversee and manage all programmatic and budgetary compliance specific to the designated sponsored project(s)
    • Monitor emerging policy guidance and participate in funding source and industry technical assistance calls/webinars
  • Lead in the preparation of progress reports, competing/continuation grant applications, and other required grant reports/documents
    • Learn required electronic reporting systems
  • Facilitate, activate, and oversee the grant budget, expenditures, and sub-awards/contracts
    • Provide subrecipient monitoring and oversight as required by policy
  • Assist project director(s)/principal investigator(s) and the University’s sponsored programs team in identifying emerging program priorities/needs and developing complementary grant proposals. Identify emerging opportunities for intra-institution collaboration.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, or the equivalent combination of education/experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities are acquired.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and abstracting for scholarly work and presentations, as well as reporting/continuation applications.
  • Ability to understand/interpret complex policy, guidance, and funding source requirements needed.
  • Excellent software knowledge/capability (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, GMail, etc.) as well as a high proficiency in searching and conducting research via the Internet and handling electronic submissions of grant reports/applications.
  • Budgeting skills are also required.
  • The post-award project manager should have experience (1) with project/grants management; budgeting/accounting; data tracking/assessment, competitive/technical writing, program development, proofreading, and editing; (2) in a highly productive and sometimes stressful environment; (3) working independently and in a team environment; and (4) with managing multiple deadlines and priorities.
  • Familiarity with higher education/academic medicine and/or health care/research environment is beneficial.
  • Previous publishing/writing desirable but not mandatory.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Advanced proofing and editing skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines is key.
  • Must be versatile.
  • Must be assertive yet tactful.
  • Must be highly resourceful, creative, and professional with ability to interact in a flexible and positive manner both within the University and externally.
  • Must be committed to advancing ATSU’s mission and grant-funded obligations.
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: .

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