Assistant Director, Grants and Contracts
Administrator II-Range A
AVP Research and Sponsored Projects
Vice President Academic Affairs
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications (Anticipated hiring range is $4,583 - $7,632 per month)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish. About the Position:
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) works with other units throughout campus to seek external support for faculty research, creative activity and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. ORSP staff assist with proposal development, proposal submission to external funding agencies, post award support, and help to assure that research and sponsored programs are conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and regulatory standards. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as an Assistant Director, Grants and Contracts. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude, an active, energetic mind, and a leadership style that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
The Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts assists, supports, advises, and represents the Director and the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) by performing administrative and management duties requiring initiative and sound judgment. Assists the Director in day-to-day operational management of office staff to ensure efficiency in OGC operations. Provides consultation to, and assists faculty, administrators and staff in the preparation and submission of diverse proposals. Drafts and/or reviews and negotiates award documents, such as contracts and cooperative agreements, subawards or subcontracts, Memoranda of Understanding, Non-disclosure Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, and other similar or related documents. Plans, develops, organizes implements and serves as expert trainer, when appropriate, and participates in planning and conducting Office of Grants and Contracts staff training and specialized campus-wide educational training programs, workshops, and seminars related to grants and contracts. Serves as direct supervisor of select OGC staff and oversees daily operations of the department. Assists the Director in data management and production of appropriate reports for both internal and external use. In the absence of the Director, represents the OGC and serve as OGC Director's designee at administrative functions including meetings with Deans and Directors, the Associate Vice President and upper management or their representatives/designees. Serves as Directors' designee, as needed. Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. At least seven years experience in research administration at a university, hospital or research institute, preferably in a pre-award office, with progressive sponsored administration or leadership duties. Proven experience in pre-award administration including, but not limited to, review of sponsor guidelines/RFPs, preparation of complex budgets, and compilation/completion and submission of proposals to federal, state and other funding agencies. Extensive experience in issuance, review, preparation, and negotiation of complex contracts, cooperative agreements and other agreements. Knowledge of FAR and DFAR, Uniform Guidance CFR Part 200, and other federal & state regulations.
Extensive computer applications experience in Microsoft Office specifically word processing, excel, data management, and internet/web use. A team player with sound judgment, strong writing skills and exceptional interpersonal skills; experience dealing tactfully and effectively with faculty and staff working under stress and pressure of short deadlines and multiple projects.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Master's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience using the CAYUSE S2S system.
CRA Certification. Valid California driver's license.
Special Working Conditions Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
The scope of responsibilities for this position includes the making or participating in the making of decisions that may have a material financial benefit on the incumbent. Therefore, you will be required to file an initial "Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests" within thirty (30) days from date of hire and on an annual basis; and complete the CSU sponsored ethics on-line training within thirty (30) days of appointment, and at least once during each consecutive period of two calendar years following the appointment.
The person holing this position is considered a general mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
and questions may be sent to hr.fullerton.edu
Closing Date/Time: February 3, 2022