This position (1) provides technical, budgetary and consultative service to faculty and administrators seeking support for research, programmatic initiatives, technical assistance and training programs from government agencies, corporations and private foundations; (2) represents the university before external sponsoring agencies (federal, state and private) in negotiating and administering contractual and grant instruments; and (3) assists faculty in administering external funding in accordance with relevant sponsor policy, federal regulations, and AU policies. (4) The Senior Grant and Contract Manager develops training programs for OSP staff and the university community. The Senior Grant and Contract Manager works on special complex grant projects as assigned by the OSP Director.
A Master’s degree or the equivalent in training or experience is required. A J.D./Ph.D. is preferred.
The Senior Grant and Contract Manager must exhibit special aptitude for critical and analytical thought, project conceptualization and examination of legal/research issues. Two to three years of significant training development in the area of sponsored programs is required, including the development of presentations and materials. The ability to develop and encourage working groups that are dedicated to reviewing specific issues and solving problems is required. This position requires knowledge of personnel, payroll, accounting, contract and related legal ramifications. A demonstrated ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff and to relate to faculty members' projects and research interests on a professional level is necessary.
Two to three years of experience in proposal development and project administration with training in law (J.D.) or research (Ph.D) is desirable to facilitate the success of the faculty liaison model.