Sponsored Programs Officer II

The UNCW Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance (SPARC) unit is seeking qualified Sponsored Program Officers to join our team. Working independently, this position ensures proposal are compliant with university regulations and laws and assists in providing proposal and budget development and submission support.

The Sponsored Programs Officer reports directly to the SPARC Pre Award Manager and supports the SPARC Team in the achievement of strategic initiatives to further the growth and development of the unit as a whole.

Under general direction from SPARC Leadership, this position acts as liaison among Principal Investigators (PIs), university administrative units, sponsors, and department/chair and college/dean and the SPARC Team and is expected to deliver high-quality, customer-focus sponsored programs services, interacting with faculty and administrative staff to facilitate proposal and budget development, preparation, and submission, and serves as a single point of contact for their assigned portfolio. The role is critical in interpreting both agency and university requirements and policies/practices of the university and requires problem-solving skills in a deadline-driven environment as well as the consistent exercise of independent judgement and discretion in matters of significance.

Requires post-baccalaureate credentials (e.g., master’s degree or higher), although a bachelor’s degree plus alternative or equivalent professional training and experience may be substituted for the advanced degree on an exceptional basis.

Contact Information

UNC Wilmington/ SPARC



601 S. College Road
Campus Box 5973
Wilmington, NC 28403-5973


Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Grants and Contracts

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information

  • Full Time