The Director of Grants & Contracts (Grants Administrator II) works with the Dean of the College to set targets and develop strategic plans for external funding. Attends department, College and other meetings as requested as a representative of the Office of Grants and Contracts. Oversees the generation of periodic fiscal and financial reports summarizing grants and contracts activity within the College. Oversees the generation of other reports as requested by the Associate Dean for Research. Transmits external funding data to College offices and departments, serves as a College liaison for grants and contract issues, transmits information regarding new grant awards to the Communications Office for use in College public relations and development, provides data to the College Business Office regarding accounts. Provides external funding training and facilitates communications regarding external training opportunities for both new and current members of the faculty. Collects and maintains information regarding faculty member expertise in the College and uses this to provide a match of funding opportunities with faculty members. Annually initiates, coordinates and approves salary savings for all College faculty. Maintains a system to coordinate necessary adjustments and to track salary savings throughout the year. Submits regular salary savings reports to the College Assistant Dean for Business Operations.
Coordinates and facilitates the acquisition of sponsored awards by assisting faculty members in identifying funding sources and developing and submitting proposals for external funding. Works with faculty members to develop and refine proposal budgets and to review proposal budgets and narratives for adherence to Sponsor guidelines. Acts as the College of Education point of contact for the Office of Sponsored Awards Management for issues surrounding proposal submissions. Responsible for uploading and routing all College grant proposals, including proposals for the Office of Educational Outreach, through USCERA on behalf of College faculty.
Provides post-award support to members of the faculty who obtain external funding for projects. Supervises office staff in the provision of both pre- and post-award support, appoints or approves project managers and assumes oversight for financial and human resource actions for these projects. Ensures timely processing of transactions related to these projects. Acts as the College point of contact for the Office of Sponsored Awards Management and the Office of Contract and Grant Accounting regarding post-award accounts management for all College grants and contracts. Reviews and approves all College grant expenditures, including all College Office of Educational Outreach expenditures, before distributing to the appropriate University offices for processing. Provides oversight and management of all College Office of Educational Outreach expenditures and accounts. Responsible for oversight and management of College Foundation accounts.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration or the social sciences and 4 years experience in contracts and grant administration activities. Knowledge of computers and associated software, such as database software, is required.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 97306
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.