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Job ID: 193436

Director, Research Program Development & Grant
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 1, 2022
Title Director, Research Program Development & Grant
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department AG Administration (Orgn: 120000)
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research

Job Summary
The College of Agriculture seeks candidates for a Director, Research Program Development & Grant position to direct the efforts and activities of promoting, identifying, and managing externally funded grants and contracts for the College.

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
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Essential Functions
Directs efforts to identify, capture, and expand extramural funding opportunities.
Develops programs and training activities in support of faculty and staff research, grant preparation, and implementation of funded projects.
Provides leadership and support for the college/school’s on-going goals of increasing scholarly productivity and external funding.
Serves as liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Office of Contracts and Grants Accounting.
Directs efforts to engage with external grant agencies and research providers designed to enhance the college/school’s knowledge of research opportunities.
Develops competitive grant proposals to foundations, state, and federal funding agencies. Manages post-award activities and ensures compliance with University, state, federal, and sponsor regulations.
This position will also be responsible for managing and monitoring capacity fund projects for the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Stations.
Full supervisory responsibility for other employees is a major responsibility and includes training, evaluating, and making or recommending pay, promotion or other employment decisions.

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