Director, Sponsored Programs Office

Director – Sponsored Programs Office

Cal Poly Corporation

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Cal Poly Corporation, a nonprofit auxiliary supporting Cal Poly university, has an exciting opportunity available in the Sponsored Programs Office.  The Director oversees and directs the work of the Sponsored Programs Office staff to ensure compliant financial management of Cal Poly’s sponsored project activities.  Come join our dynamic team!

To apply, please visit the Cal Poly Corporation Jobs website, posting #201000615: https://www.calpolycorporationjobs.org/postings/1804.

 

Job Summary

The Director oversees and directs the work of the Sponsored Programs Office staff to ensure compliant financial management of Cal Poly’s sponsored project activities. The Director provides problem resolution, guidance, and training for comprehensive sponsored and non-sponsored award management, compliance, and reporting. The Director interprets the regulations and guidelines of multiple sponsors and funding agencies with complex and broad award requirements to ensure accurate and timely financial oversight and reporting, leading efforts to balance minimization of compliance risks with the university's goals and mission

 

Department Summary

The Sponsored Programs office supports Cal Poly’s educational mission by facilitating sponsored research and scholarly activities that enrich the “Learn by Doing” experience. Designated to manage and oversee externally-sponsored projects, as well as Cal Poly Centers and Institutes, the Sponsored Programs office assists faculty and staff by providing research administration services to ensure compliance and proper use of funds. Through a number of different services from contract negotiation and award management to expenditure approval and audit services, Sponsored Programs provides the support needed for students, faculty and staff to create, research and learn.

 

Key Qualifications

  • Expertise in grants and contracts management and research administration.  Thorough knowledge of policies and procedures with the ability to analyze, comprehend, interpret and apply legislative information, and legal/contractual language.
  • Expertise in researching and analyzing information with the ability to apply independent judgment, discretion and initiative in recommending appropriate solutions to resolve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, independently plan, organize, coordinate and prioritize work, and perform in various situations where numerous and diverse demands with time constraints and overlapping requirements are involved
  • Ability to plan, direct, and evaluate the work of the department with sound business and accounting acumen

 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university and a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in sponsored research administration, fiscal compliance, audit management, or a combination of these areas, and three (3) years supervisory/lead experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.  Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

 

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $100,000 - $125,000 per year

Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays.  See our benefits website for additional information.

 

Cal Poly Corporation

From its inception in 1941, the Cal Poly Corporation has been committed to creating the best campus experience possible for all students, faculty and staff.  As a nonprofit auxiliary organization supporting Cal Poly university, Cal Poly Corporation is a strategic partner working to advance Cal Poly’s mission by providing critical resources and services that impact programs, enhance experiences, and enable students, faculty and staff to thrive.

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To apply, please visit the Cal Poly Corporation Jobs website, posting #201000615: https://www.calpolycorporationjobs.org/postings/1804.

Contact Information

Cal Poly Corporation

Amy

Velasco

1 Grand Avenue

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

805-756-2585

Background Information

4-Year Degree

7

  • Non-Profit
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US

None

Target Job Information

100K-125K

  • Full Time