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Sponsored Projects Manager

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Accounting/Finance, Administrative/Professional, Business Administration/Management, Legal/Law, Planning/Project Management, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Knight Campus
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $70,000 - $85,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 6, 2018; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide a resume and cover letter that clearly address how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications as well as the professional competencies included in this posting.

Note: Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Department Summary
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary
The Knight Campus Sponsored Projects Manager (SPM) oversees activities related to the full lifecycle of sponsored projects administration including identification of funding sources, proposal submission, contract negotiation, sub-award issuance, and post-award administration (both financial and non-financial) related to funding provided in the form of gifts, grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts from external/internal funding sources (e.g. federal agencies, state agencies, private companies, or foundations) that provide support for research in the Knight Campus. This position will grow their team, and will be responsible for the supervision of 3-5 sponsored research coordinators. This position provides leadership for outstanding customer service at all levels of the organization; defines goals for future organizational performance and decides on the tasks and use of resources needed to attain them; communicates goals to employees throughout the unit or organization; and uses influence to motivate employees to achieve organizational goals; ensures operational and strategic direction and accountability; exercises authority for unit policy and procedures and operational decisions regarding sponsored projects administration for the Knight Campus.

Minimum Requirements
• BA or BS from an accredited institution of higher education plus three years of fiscal administration experience at an institution with significant sponsored research activity;
• Seven years of experience in fiscal management which must include at least three years of sponsored projects administration at an institution with significant sponsored projects activity.

• Two years of experience as project lead or unit lead managing sponsored projects administration including pre-award and/or post-award and/or contracting activities.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced degree in applicable field (i.e. Business, Finance, Accounting, Law, Public Policy, etc.).
• 2 years of experience supervising employees.
• Proficiency in the use of databases and electronic systems, including the abilities to evaluate systems needs and assist in the development of improved accounting and management systems.
• Experience in an institution of comparable complexity to the University of Oregon.
• Experience in a team-based professional setting.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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