Sponsored Program Officer, Senior
Company: Georgia State University
Posted on: February 10, 2024
Description: Sponsored Program Officer, Senior
University Research Services and Administration (URSA)
Office of Sponsored Programs
What Do We Do At GSU?
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at Georgia State University
is a dynamic and diverse workplace supporting GSU's research
community and rapidly growing portfolio of sponsored projects. Last
year, GSU faculty brought in $224 million in research funding,
topping over $100 million for the 9th consecutive year!
OSP seeks a highly skilled and motivated Senior Sponsored Program
Officer to join our dynamic team. This hybrid position offers a
unique opportunity to contribute to the success of our research
initiatives both before and after awards are granted.
What Will You Do At GSU?
As a Senior Sponsored Program Officer in OSP, you will play a
pivotal role in supporting the research community. Your
responsibilities will span across both pre-award and post-award
phases, ensuring the seamless management of research projects. This
position requires a versatile individual with a strong
understanding of research administration, exceptional
organizational skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively
with faculty, staff, and funding agencies. The work is challenging
and engaging but can be rewarding, and you will work with
stakeholders across GSU's campus and our many different sponsors
locally, nationally, and internationally.
Some of the ways you will contribute to GSU's research community
* Proposal Submission Management:
o Collaborate with researchers to develop competitive grant
o Review and interpret funding agency guidelines and
o Review and submit grant applications, including all required
o Track proposal submissions and communicate outcomes to relevant
* Award Management and Fiscal Compliance:
o Assist with the administration of awarded grants and
o Ensure compliance with grant terms and conditions.
o Assist with closeout of awards.
o Monitor project budgets, expenditures, accounts receivable aging,
and financial reporting.
o Assist in the preparation of financial reports for funding
o Collaborate with principal investigators and project teams to
address any post-award issues or changes.
Supervising and Coaching Junior Staff:
o Monitor the work of distributed administrators as assigned by the
Director - Post Award/Pre Award.
o Provide guidance and supervision to junior officers and evaluate
Helping the GSU research community grow:
o Sharing your knowledge by participating in and leading
professional training related to research administration.
o Develop your knowledge base by attending professional
o Mentoring less experienced colleagues in OSP and throughout
o Assisting in the development of OSP business processes and
o Cross-training with OSP colleagues to be able to assist with
covering portfolios when colleagues are out of the office.
* And, as always . . . other duties as assigned.
What Skills and Abilities Are Going to Make You Truly Shine?
* A positive attitude and drive to gain expertise in the
* Exceptional organizational and supervisory skills.
* Flexibility and a willingness to find solutions.
* The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced
* Ability to have fun while working.
* Responsiveness and dedication to serving GSU's research
Hybrid in-office and work-from-home. Remote work option will be
Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job
definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or
exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or
responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may
change at the discretion the employee's direct supervisor.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience or a
combination of work experience, including training and education,
may be substituted for degree. College/Business Unit: Research &
Sponsored Programs Department: Office of Sponsored Programs and
Awards Location: Atlanta Campus Shift: varies Salary : $85,000 -
$100,500 Pay Grade: 18 FLSA Status: Exempt Job Type: Full Time
(Benefits Eligible) Job Posting: 02/07/24, 2:28:55 PM Closing Date:
03/16/24, 3:59:00 AM Special Instructions: An application and
resume are required for consideration. A cover letter and
professional references are highly recommended. Please note,
Georgia State University's career board updates daily and
requisitions are subject to be removed without prior notice or
before the posting expires. Georgia State University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants
due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of
disability or any other federal, state or local protected
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