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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-73
March 11, 2014 

Position Title
Director, East St. Louis Grant-Funded Programs

Position Prospectus

Hiring Unit
The Graduate School

Job Description
Responsibilities of the Director, East St. Louis Grant-Funded Programs include:

  1. Oversight of Personnel:  The Director is responsible for the management of all personnel employed by the grant-funded programs and the program leadership (directly).  This includes facilitating hiring, discipline, merit reviews, and other aspects of employment.
  2. Fiscal Control: The Director must assure that the various accounts associated with the grant-funded programs and East St. Louis Center are being reconciled regularly, that program obligations are being paid, that grant renewals are properly managed, and that all fiscal/oversight matters associated with the programs are addressed properly.
  3. Program Compliance: The Director must assure that the various grant-funded programs are in compliance with University and grantor requirements.
  4. Strategic Direction: The Director must develop and maintain the strategic direction of the ESLC, which includes developing internal/external partnerships, applying for new program funding, and making allocation decisions.
  5. Other duties as assigned by the Associate Provost for Research. 

This position requires an advanced degree (e.g., Masters, JD, PhD), preferred fields are related to accounting, business management, public administration, or human resources.  Excellent organizational and communication skills are necessary.  It requires the ability to have a basic understanding of budget/accounting principles, to manage personnel, to work with people of diverse backgrounds, and to act as liaison between program managers and main campus and funding authorities.  A record of successful grant writing and management of grant funded programs is required.  Experience at an institution of higher education is preferred. 

Terms of Appointment
Professional Staff, non-bargaining, 12-months continuing, July 1 through June 30, 100%.   

Source of Funds

Commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package included. This position is contingent upon grant funding. 

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

     Search Committee – Director, ESL Grant-Funded Programs
     The Graduate School
     Campus Box 1046
     Southern Illinois University Edwardsville    
     Edwardsville, IL  62026-1046

     Or submit materials via e-mail to: 

Application Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2014.  However, the search will continue until the position is filled. 


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