Assistant Direct, Pre-award Services


Reporting to the Director of Pre-Award Services, this position assists to enhance the University of Wyoming’s research enterprise through ongoing assistance to faculty, staff, and graduate students through institutional oversight of pre-award and non-financial post-award activities. Management and oversight of staff accountability for the quality of unit work, development of standards, scheduling and prioritization of assignments, and the evaluation of staff and unit output. Key components of the role are leadership and influencing the development of research administration processes and procedures.


  • Supervise and train staff in all aspects of research administration, including budget development and review and other areas related to the preparation and submission of externally sponsored projects as well as grant/contract budgets.
  • May facilitate the timely submission of externally sponsored project proposals to ensure compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures, and guidelines. Facilitate processing of non-financial post-award activities and just-in-time activities.
  • May facilitate the preparation, review, negotiations and amendments of a full array of sponsored projects agreements, including collaboration agreements, corporate/sponsored research agreements, and other forms of agreement.
  • Liaise with multiple departments/units on campus and with Post-Award personnel to ensure efficient tracking of submitted proposals and incoming awards. 
  • Maintain working knowledge of Federal- and private-source electronic submission systems. 
  • Remain current on, and propose/suggest amendments to, research administration policies and procedures.


  • Maintains an appropriate level of professional development activity.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Director.
  • May serve on University and/or external committees or task forces as necessary.

Contact Information

University of Wyoming



1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071


Background Information

4-Year Degree

4 years work-related

  • College/University
  • Administrator or Administrative
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs


Target Job Information

  • Full Time