Director, Sponsored Projects

Posted: 01/01/2023

Director, Sponsored Projects

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Job Summary: The Director, Sponsored Projects, will have primary responsibility for the management of post-award grant activities for a portfolio of federal, state and local grants, as well as a contributing role in the grant proposal and submission process. These activities include the creation and management of budgets, compliance documentation, reporting requirements, and coordination of purchasing, tracking of expenditures, and asset management. The Director, Sponsored Projects, will supervise the activities of the Sponsored Projects Department in the development of grant applications and submissions. The Director, Sponsored Projects, will also work with or supervise grant funded personnel and grant participants to monitor the deliverables and outcomes of these grants. The ideal candidate has experience and skill in working with publicly funded grants, and the submission of outcomes, and compliance documentation required by these grants.

Job Description
1. Manage grant projects directly and/or collaborates with specified Project Managers to carry our all pre-award, and post-award activities of grants as directed.
2. Supervise the activities of the Resource Development Coordinator (Sponsored Projects Coordinator) providing direction regarding the submission of application for grants, taking responsibility for the timely completion of submissions, the grant approval timeline and process, and the approval process for the acceptance of grant funds.
3. Carry out the setup and implementation of grant resources post-award, including the setup of budgets, and expenditure tracking, in coordination with the Project Manager (if applicable), and the Finance Department.
4. Maintain accurate records of grant expenditures, including required documentation for compliance and reporting purposes, in conjunction with and by providing direction to the grant personnel and Project Manager (if applicable).
5. Ensures that the resources provided by grants are utilized within the parameters set forth by the grant award, through collaboration with the Project Manager (if applicable), and the Compliance Officer.
6. Provide case management, eligibility screening, enrollment, and support services, to grants for which project management duties are assigned.
7. Coordinates the flow of information about grant awards, requirements, updates, and modifications, to all grant stakeholders.
8. Prepares and submits reports and communication in a timely manner as required for each grant.
9. Engages in professional development needed to maintain up to date knowledge of grant requirements and communicates this information to appropriate stakeholders.
10. Works with the Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness, to communicate grant progress, and status to College leadership.
11. Engages with Human Resources as the Project Director, or with the Project Manager of each grant, to set up search committees for the hiring of grant-funded employees and processes the necessary paperwork to complete staffing associated with the grant.
12. Supervise and provide leadership to the activities of grant personnel for those projects where the Director is serving as the Project Manager. 13. Collaborates with grant personnel and College departments to ensure that grant activities are begun in a timely manner, adequately tracked, and maintained throughout the period of the grant.
14. Plans for the institutionalization of grant activities following the conclusion of the grant by transitioning the activities of a grant to appropriate College personnel, or appropriately concludes the activities of a grant. This involves budgeting for the resources necessary to continue activities if appropriate.
15. Assists grant personnel in obtaining needed information from the grantors and works with the Project Manager to maintain open channels of communication with the grantors as required for effective grant operation.
16. Facilitates work between the grant personnel and College departments such as Finance, Purchasing, Institutional Research, Information Technology, Institutional Compliance and Institutional Effectiveness, to allow for smooth operation of grant functions, and completion of compliance requirements.
17. Leads the collaboration between the College and other grant awardees for the purposes of reporting and resource distribution when the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, serves as the primary awardee or as a sub-awardee of a grant.
18. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications
·Education/Experience: Baccalaureate degree with 7-10 years grant management or equivalent experience is required. Project Management Experience preferred. Master’s degree may be substituted for an equivalent portion of the experience requirement.
·Computer Skills: Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, database, e-mail, and reports retrieval software. The ability to learn new software systems and reporting systems is needed.
· Supervisory Experience: Three to five years supervisory experience including responsibility for hiring, firing, performance management, training and coaching is required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with project management software preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All college searches are subject to compliance with Florida’s Public Records Law and all documents submitted become the property of the college. This position is not eligible for veteran preference. Please contact Human Resources at (941) 752-5375 if you have any questions. Pre-Employment Screenings Requires successful completion of criminal background screenings and employment reference checks.

Department Name: Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Campus: Bradenton
Work Schedule: 12 month
Work Hours From: 8:00 am
Work Hours To: 4:30 pm
Total Hours Per Week: 37.5
Requested Start Date: ASAP
Job Type: Staff/Administration
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Hiring Range: $64,529-$101,956
FLSA: Exempt
Job Open Date: 12/16/2022
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Position Type: Full-time

Salary Range: $41,000 - $60,000/year,$100,000 and Up/year

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