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Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs-MGMT190

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by 4/9/18. Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Number S0395
Position Title Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Department Provost Office
Bargaining Unit
Position Type Management
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage


Temporary/ Permanent Permanent
Work Hours 8:00 to 16:00
Work Schedule Mon. - Fri.
Anticipated Start Date July 2018
Anticipated End Date none

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Lock Haven University seeks an experienced part-time (2 days a week) Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs who can help increase the University’s external funding sources. The ideal candidate will provide leadership for pursuit of grants and oversight of sponsored programs in alignment with LHU’s mission and strategic plan. This position reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President. The Director shares an office in the Faculty Development Center.

Essential Duties

The purpose of this position is to provide support and resources primarily to faculty, but also to staff, who are developing proposals for research and creative activities that are externally funded. Reporting to the Provost directly, the director’s duties will include: faculty development in creating fundable scholarship projects, identification and dissemination of funding sources, support for proposal submission, contract negotiation, technology transfer, export control, sub-award issuance, and post-award administration related to funding provided in the form of grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts from external funding sources (e.g., federal agencies, state agencies, private companies, or foundations) that provide support for research, curriculum development, outreach, and/or service work. Additionally, the director will collaborate with offices across campus to ensure appropriate implementation, management, and administration of external funding.

Specific Duties

Primary Responsibilities
• Researching, discovering, and publicizing external funding opportunities.
• Seeking and linking potential primary investigators with those opportunities.
• Cultivating new faculty scholarship and grantsmanship.
• Assisting PI’s with the pre-award application process and editing applications.
• Ensuring compliance will all federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and requirements.
• Coordinating with the University’s IRB and IACUC.
• Coordinating with University and State System staff for technology transfer.
• Coordinating and communicating with the Business Office, Academic Chairs, Deans, and Provost in the preparation and administration of grants.
• Serving on the University’s Export Control team.
• Coordinating with the Business Office on post-award management and appropriate distribution of funding.
• Providing guidance on intellectual property development and technology transfer procedures
• Creating and maintaining a Grants & Sponsored Programs website internally as a resource for faculty and staff.
• Maintaining records of proposals submitted for annual PASSHE reporting.
• Attending semi-annual PASSHE Grant Officers’ meetings.
• Liaising with procurement office in developing and negotiating grant contracts and subcontracts.
• Facilitating the LHU internal approval process for proposal submission (Grant routing form completion and circulation).

Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Minimum Qualifications
• Masters Degree
• Evidence of experience in grants/sponsored programs
• Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of professionals on and off campus

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in higher education
• Evidence of research experience and prior administration of grants
• Five years of experience in grants/sponsored programs
• Active Certified Research Administrator (CRA)

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/14/2018
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Full consideration will be given to applications received by 4/9/18.

Applicant must provide the name, telephone number and email address of three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link
Annual Security Report (Clery Act)

The Lock Haven University’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report are now available on-line or in paper form by request. Federal law requires these reports to contain policy statements, crime and fire safety statistics for the university. The policy statements address the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, i.e. policies for responding to emergency situations, fire safety procedures and statistics, and sexual offenses, etc. Three years’ worth of statistics is included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in on-campus buildings, or off-campus sites property owned or controlled by the university and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to the campus. The Security and Fire Report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * Do you have experience with grants/sponsored programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have working in higher education?
    • None
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2-4 years
    • +5 years
  4. * Do you have research experience and prior administration of grants?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in grants/sponsored programs?
    • Under 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 3-4 years
    • Over 5 years
  6. * Are you an Active Certified Research Administrator (CRA)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Professional Licenses/Certifications