Director of Sponsored Projects

$63,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Dine College
  • Tsaile, AZ, USA
  • Feb 01, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Duty Schedule:

M-F, 8-5, evenings ad weekends as needed.

Summary/Objective of Position:

The Director of Sponsored Projects is responsible for managing overall operations for award submission and management at Dine College. The director oversees pre- and post-award management; contract review and negotiation; sub-award management; ensures regulatory compliance; develops and delvers training; and reviews and updates procedures to enhance the research environment at Dine College. Position based in Tsaile or remote depending on qualifications of candidate.

Description of Essential Functions of the Position


Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection for he current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may b made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Manage overall sponsored projects operations, manage staff, and ensure compliance.

Manage or assume authorized organizational representative or grant portals and approved proposals/documents.

Manage post-award business procedures and grant modifications.

Ensure compliance with sponsor and university regulations.

Manage grant subcontracts, modifications, and re-budgeting.

Collaborat3 with Grants Accounting on financial processes.

Manage monthly reconciliation meetings with PIs.


Develop training for faculty and staff as needed on topics such as grant writing, budget preparation, responsible and ethical conduct of research, and other research topics.

Train and assist staff and faculty with eRA system.

Develop and execute Dine College training plan to meet agency training requirements.

Develop and manage internal professional development for research staff.

Develop and manage research leadership program.

Manage summer seed program.


Collaborate with deans and schools to establish targets and goals for research agencies.

Monitor federal policies and impact on research.

Review, develop, and revise procedures to enhance the research environment.

Prepare reports on research metrics.

Advise VP for Research on sponsored projects actions, research procedures, and strategic priorities.



Education & Experience



Bachelor's degree

5-7 years of administrative and/or project management experience

3 years research administration experience

3 years budget management experience

2 years supervisory experience


Minimum requirements, plus Master's or PhD

Certified Research Administrator (CRA) credential.