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Administrative & Professional Staff Position #FY13-103
June 26, 2013

Position Title
Director, Office of Research and Projects Post-Award Services

Hiring Unit
The Graduate School

Job Description/Responsibilities
This position is responsible for the day to day management of operations, activities, and supervision of staff in ORP Post-Award and Research & Projects Fiscal Management.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Managing 5 (five) sponsored research post-award staff.
• Assuring compliance with federal, state and private regulations concerning research grants/contract
terms and conditions.
• Analyzing and interpreting federal agency rules, regulations, and changes in regulations.
• Recommending updates to University policies and procedures.
• Assisting and advising faculty on sponsored research grant/contract management and compliance.
• Negotiating between funding agency and faculty on post-award issues and concerns
• Monitoring grant/contract activity for fiscal compliance.
• Coordinating time extensions, budget revisions, and financial reporting to funding agencies.
• Insuring administrative and fiscal obligations to funding agencies are met.
• Preparing subcontract/contract agreements and assisting with negotiation of terms and conditions
and communicating with university legal counsel on contract clause revisions.
• Conducting workshops and disseminating information to faculty and staff on post-award issues and
providing grant training.
• Advising Associate Provost for Research and Associate Dean of Research on grant/contract policy issues
and regulatory trends.
• Developing Indirect Cost Recovery proposals for federal agency negotiation.
• Ensuring SIUE meets obligations for various reports and communication with auditors for the audit of
• Prepare audit responses and changes in RPFM systems, in connection with external A-133 audit and
internal audits.

Minimum Qualifications
This position requires either a master's degree or baccalaureate degree and at least three years' experience in post-award grant and contract management. A background in accounting and experience in fiscal management are also required. Ability to prepare complex reports, work with automated systems, manage office operation, supervise staff, interpret state and federal regulations, work with complex problems and communicate well with faculty and external agencies is required.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, continuing non-bargaining position.

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package included.

Application Process
Submit nominations or letter of application, resume, transcript and references to:

Search Committee - Director, RPPA
The Graduate School
Campus Box 1046
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1046

Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin August 6, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status in violation of Title VII.

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