Director of Sponsored Programs
Southern Oregon University
Position Number: A00509
Rate: $84,500 - $97,000 @ 1.0 FTE
The Director of Sponsored Programs is responsible for providing services, vision and strategic direction for all stages of awards and contracts related to sponsored activities at Southern Oregon University (SOU). The Director supervises the sponsored programs team overseeing both activities and personnel, including responsibilities around workload distribution, individual performance, training, and award management and reporting. This position leads the facilitation of the identification, conceptualization, application, and management of institutional grants to further the strategic interests of the university and is responsible for ensuring award and contract activities follow all federal administrative requirements and costing principles, state regulations, grantor restrictions, and university fiscal policies. Supporting a mission driven orientation for proposals, the Director is responsible for the office's role in proactively seeking public and private funding, communicating opportunities to faculty, staff, and administration, and partnering with them in the development and submission of proposals and grant applications. The Director oversees office performance of accurate record maintenance, reviewing and approving budgets and expense, and drives decisions and guidance for grant recipients and project administrators.
The preferred applicant will have knowledge and experience in overseeing and managing both pre-award and post-award activities along with a firm grasp of rules and regulations, technical expertise, analytical skills and an aptitude for using good judgement in applying grant management practices and procedures. The Director of Sponsored Programs models and fosters behavior that establishes a culture that values the staff/faculty partnership and is consistent with the values, goals, and objectives of the university to create an atmosphere of trust, cooperation, accountability, empowerment, and dedication to the university's mission.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Each applicant is required to provide (as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents: (1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position; (2) current resume/CV; and (3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. If you are unable to attach the supplemental materials to the online application please contact Human Resources.
For inquiries and additional information, please contact: Human Resource Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (541)552-8553.
To view SOU’s offers very generous benefits and pension programs available to eligible positions, please visit: https://inside.sou.edu/assets/hrs/Benefits/2021_Employee_Benefits_Overview.pdf
Our benefits package is an important complement to the offered salary and our Total Compensation Calculator, https://inside.sou.edu/hrs/comp-calc.html, demonstrates our value and commitment to our employee.
•Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
•Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
•Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
•Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):
-Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime
•The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the Oregon Revised Statues and is required to comply with the requirements set forth by the Oregon department of Human Services.
Notice to Prospective Employees
Section 485 of the Higher Education Act, and The Federal Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (now referred to as the “Clery Act”),requires that prospective employees be notified of the availability of SOU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report provides the annual statistics and campus policies for the reporting of and responding to campus crimes and fires; access to campus facilities; conduct code and campus policies on use, possession and sale of drugs/alcohol; and educational/information programs to inform the campus community about campus security procedures and crime prevention.
An electronic copy of the Annual Security Report (ASR)can be accessed at the following link:
https://inside.sou.edu/assets/security/AnnualCrimeReportFinal.pdf. A physical copy of the ASR is available at no charge upon request. To request a copy please visit the Campus Public Safety Office at 382 Wightman Street, Ashland OR 97520. For more information call 541-552-6258, or email email@example.com.
All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sou.edu/postings/10751.
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
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Southern Oregon University
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Ashland, Oregon 97520