University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in Arkansas

Deadline September 26, 2014
Date Posted August 21, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

EFFECTIVE DATE:  Immediately

JOB DUTIES:  The Director will provide professional-level administrative support in securing grants from state, federal, and charitable foundation sources; provide leadership to faculty, staff, and administrators on all aspects of proposal preparation, including researching content, writing, editing, preparing budgets, and completing all requisite forms required by the funding agency and the University; assist the Foundations Executive Director with its vision and goals through the preparation and submission of foundation grants; review award documents to ensure compliance with all applicable policies and procedures; and submit all proposal applications through electronic portals in a timely manner. Additional duties include: serve as a point of contact on grants management-related communications with state, federal, and foundation sources and the development of new grant initiatives and changes to existing initiatives; work with the grants and contracts manager in monitoring grant expenditures, drawdowns, and reconciliations; facilitate and coordinate all grant-related events; conduct proposal writing workshops; prepare and process grant-related correspondence, presentation materials, and manuscripts; maintain and monitor all Time and Effort Reporting Forms on all federal sponsored program awards; and serve on special projects or committees as needed. Occasional travel and extended hours are required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum qualifications include a masters degree from an accredited institution; plus five years of pre- and post-award grants management experience with state, federal, and private funding agencies; and one year of experience in nonprofit management.  Demands of the position require extensive experience with proposal budgets; knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to sponsored programs; knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133 that govern grant management; and extensive experience in submitting proposals through a variety of electronic submission systems.  The candidate chosen should have excellent written and verbal communication skills; a demonstrated ability to work both independently and on a team; the ability to effectively handle multiple projects and deadline pressures; and the ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, and policies affecting grants.  Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Competitive benefits package available including health, dental, vision, life, and income protection plans; excellent retirement benefits; liberal leave plan; flex benefit plan; and tuition benefits for employee and family.

DEADLINE:  For full consideration apply by September 26, 2014.  Open until filled.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit letter of application, resume, and unofficial college transcripts with employment application form to: Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, UAFS, 5210 Grand Avenue, Fullerton Administration Building, Room 239 or P.O. Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 or by e-mail to: Incomplete applications may be eliminated without consideration.  Background check may be required.

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