Assist the Director of Sponsored Programs in the development and administration of sponsored programs activities and serve as liaison between either the pre-award or post- award sponsored program activities.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise the administration of pre-award or post-award sponsored program activities.
Facilitate communication and problem resolution relative to pre- or post-award activities. To resolve issues works with faculty, sponsored program administrators, university counsel and internal and external constituents. (e.g., federal/state agency program officers, departmental chairs, etc.)Supervise staff to include: making hiring and disciplinary recommendations and conducting performance evaluations. Fulfill responsibilities of human resource management including equal opportunity, affirmative action and employee development.Develop, revise, implement, and oversee policies and procedures.Develop communication and education opportunities to promote sponsored programs activities (e.g., workshops, newsletters, department web page, faculty orientation, special programs/presenters, etc.)Develops, prepares, and submits required sponsored program reports.Serve on department, division, and university committees.Attend national meetings and professional conferences for training purposes.Perform related duties as assigned.
Activities related to Pre-Award activities may include the following:
Supervise grant/contract proposals pre-award issues and assures compliance with university policy and government and private sponsor requirements.
Ensure grant/contract proposals are competitive and interpret sponsoring agency guidelines to faculty/staff principal investigators and to university administrators.
Oversee issuance of sub-awards to university partners, ensuring that federal/state/private sponsor terms/conditions are incorporated into the sub-award partner's contract and/or agreement and oversee the terms and conditions of sub-award's granted to Kent State University.
Responsible for the Research Challenge Competition, issues guidelines, selects reviewers, oversees evaluation process and submits selected proposal(s) to Vice President for Research.
Activities related to Post-Award activities may include the following:
Supervise grants/contracts awarded to Kent State and assuring the administration of the grant/contract is in compliance with university policy, government and private sponsor requirements and monitor faculty/staff compliance with reporting requirements of the grant/contract.
Supervise post-award aspect of Ohio Board of Regents funds allocated to the university and implement a monitoring system for compliance of both the university and its sub-recipients with the grant/contract reporting requirements of federal and state agencies and private sponsors.
Signatory responsibility for post-award paperwork such as Position Request and Authorization forms and reauthorizations, Cost Transfer forms, Salary Distribution forms, etc.
Develop education and training workshops and programs relating to post-award programs.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Educational Administration or related field.
Four to five years experience in progressively responsible sponsored program positions.
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations related to grant and contract administration.
Knowledge of desktop office computing applications.
Customer service orientation.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Ability to make presentations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external constituents.
Ability to independently work on multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at... Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.