This position provides the full range of technical and consultative services to faculty and administrators seeking and receiving support for research, education, service, training, and other programs from government agencies, corporations, private foundations, and other funders. This position interacts with representatives of the full range of extramural funding sources (such as federal, state, private, and international) and their prime role is that of facilitating grant and contract submissions and ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements. This position is focused on the review, verification, and compliance checking of proposal documents prior to OSP approval/submission to the external sponsor. These functions enhance proposal quality and ensure compliance.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively "Protected Bases") in its programs and activities.
Bachelor’s degree is required. Typical majors include business, public administration, and political science. Master’s degree preferred.
Two to three years’ experience in successfully reviewing grant and contract proposals in a university setting
Exhibit special aptitude for critical and analytical thought, project conceptualization and examination of compliance, legal, and research issues
Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and the applicable OMB circular(s) related to grants and contracts, including the Uniform Guidance
Demonstrated ability to maintain collegial and collaborative working relationships with faculty and staff; ability to relate to faculty member’s projects and research interests on a professional level
Excellent writing skills are important
Coursework in grant and contract law or experience with a research project is desirable to facilitate the success of the faculty liaison model
A global outlook, practical idealism, and a passion for public service define American University. American University is a private doctoral institution situated in a residential neighborhood of northwest Washington, D.C. Our academic strengths are grounded in social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.