Sponsored Projects Officer

Sponsored Projects Officer

Sponsored Projects Administration, Portland State University


Portland State University has an opening for a Sponsored Projects Officer (SPO) in the office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA), the centralized administrative unit at Portland State University. The SPO leads a team of research administrators responsible for submitting proposals for external funding on behalf of the institution; reviewing, negotiating, and accepting award terms and conditions with sponsors; overseeing award compliance and financial management; and preparing and submitting certified financial reports for a large volume and diverse set of complex federal and non-federal sponsored projects. In addition to supervising and mentoring the Grants & Agreements Analysts (GAA) and Departmental Research Administrators (DRA) on the Sponsored Projects Team and managing the team’s workload, the Officer serves as a member of the team, performing some of the same tasks as the GAAs and DRAs. The SPO serves as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for PSU with authority to negotiate and accept awards; bind the institution to financial and administrative commitments; certify financial reports; and certify compliance with federal regulations on behalf of the institution in accordance with PSU’s Delegated Signature Authority Policy. This position requires a BA/BS with 4+ years of related experience. The starting annual salary rate for this position will be $67,450 - $78,100, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

If interested, please apply for Position No. D93039 by following the application instructions at the following link: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/35548

Contact Information

Portland State University

Sponsored Projects Administration


1600 SW 4th Ave
Suite 210
Portland, Oregon 97201


Background Information

4-Year Degree

4+ years of related

  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Department Administrator
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time