Director of Sponsored Programs, College of Mathematics and Science

first_imgPosition Overview:Creates and structures grant-funded programs for institution.Prepares and submits grant applications and proposals for theorganization for existing or proposed projects; including writingor amending project descriptions and compiling required data.Identifies potential funding and grant sources for current programsand provides proposals for funding for emerging issues. Developsbudgets and justifications for new proposals and renewals ofgrants. Initiates and maintains communication with relevantagencies. Examines literature dealing with funds available throughgrants from governmental agencies to determine feasibility ofdeveloping programs to supplement budget. Coordinates evaluationand monitoring of grant-funded programs, or writes evaluation ofprogram.College/Department Overview:The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-timeand over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. TheCollege serves more than 3,300 undergraduate students in 27 majorsand provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied MathematicalScience, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, ComputationalScience, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing.Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of FuneralService Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is aninstitutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Forfurther information see our website at Specific Essential Job Functions:Works to support college, academic, and university strategic plansthrough the promotion of grantsmanship in the College ofMathematics and Science. Researches federal and state grantopportunities for projects that support the College’s academicmission, and disseminates opportunities to the faculty. Coordinateswith the UCO Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) andthe Grants and Contracts Office on submission of proposals. Workswith colleagues at other universities on possible collaborativeprojects, including the Oklahoma Council on Grantsmanship andResearch. Works with CMS faculty and staff to develop grantproposals and provides support in all areas of the proposalsubmission, approval, and revision process. Manages the CURE-STEM(Center for Undergraduate Research and Education in Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) MOUs for the College’sCURE-STEM Scholars. This includes tracking expiration dates andissuing new MOUs. Coordinates with the dean and the dean’s officestaff to ensure that reassignment time and portions of facultysalaries paid from grants are correctly applied. Works with facultyto manage all reporting requirements and budgets of fundedprojects. Works closely with the College’s Budget Assistant toensure that grant funds are properly expended. Plans grantsworkshops/retreats to provide training to faculty on external grantproposal preparation and submission.Works with other UCO academic units to seek and create funding forinterdisciplinary projects. Compiles justifications and overseesthe purchase of equipment from INBRE carryover funds. Monitors,updates, and publishes college and departmental web pages to theserver, with the goal of having current information available toexternal constituents. Posts achievements of faculty and studentsin the areas of grantsmanship and research. Facilitates theexchange of faculty expertise with external stakeholders in pursuitof community-based, inter-institutional, and internationalcollaborations. Attends, with the support of the dean, conferencesthat develop external funding practices for the College ofMathematics and Science. Attends meetings of the College’sadministrative team, and provides summaries of grant-relatedactivities. Works and meets with the Program Directors on thefederal level. Participates in the planning and execution of theannual Tri-Center Symposium. Performs other related duties asassigned. The duties listed in this job description are intendedonly as illustrations of the various types of work that may beperformed. The omission of specific statements of duties does notexclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, ora logical assignment to the position.QualificationsQualifications Required:Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 6+ years of relevantexperience or 10+ years of equivalent work experience that providesknowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, andconcepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen fieldto achieve results.Qualifications Preferred:Master’s degree in related field. Excellent written, oral, andinterpersonal communication skills. Good computer skills. Excellentorganization and time-management skills, including the ability tomulti-task. High degree of energy, creativity, initiative, andflexibility. Ability to understand and interpret policies andprocedures. Must have familiarity with federal agencies andthorough knowledge of regulations governing grantsadministration.Will this employee supervise others?NoPhysical Demands:Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) maybe made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities toperform essential functions.last_img read more

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