Assistant Director, SPARC (Sponsored Programs & Research Compliance)

The Assistant Director for the Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) office will enhance the infrastructure to support growth in the university research, with responsibility for providing administrative and operation expertise and strategic planning, financial management, operations, and development activities for the SPARC unit.

The Assistant Director will provide direction and support for the internal electronic systems for sponsored programs (OSPREY and GEARS) and effort reporting, as well as for tracking and reporting sponsored programs activities. The Assistant Director will coordinate with the Director as part of the SPARC leadership team and will support the Director of SPARC with assigned projects as well as be expected to provide supervision in the Director’s absence. The position will also provide indirect pre- and direct post- award support as an integral part of the SPARC team. As an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR), this position will ensure effective and efficient negotiation, acceptance, and execution of agreements with federal, state and local governments, industry, and non-profit sponsors, and sub awards to all types of recipients.

Contact Information

UNC Wilmington SPARC



601 S. College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403-5973


Background Information



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

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time