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Contract/Grant Program Director

University of Oklahoma
Job Location:
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
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Organization: Biostatistics
& Epidemiology

Job Location: Oklahoma-Oklahoma City


Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Work Type: Onsite

Salary Range: Targeted salary up to $104,400 based on experience.

Benefits Provided: Yes

Required Attachments: Resume

Job Description


Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities.


  • Directs administrative functions including operational, financial, and staffing.
  • Responsible for developing and monitoring budgets and educational programming.
  • Ensures program meets goals.
  • Responsible for strategic planning, establishing both specific and long-range program goals and plans for program expansion and sustainability.
  • Supervises and provides guidance to professional and clerical staff.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, performance evaluations, disciplining, delegating, monitoring, and terminating.
  • Recommends salary adjustments based on equity and performance.
  • Develops strategic partnerships to further the programs mission, create awareness of the program, and create buy in.
  • Responsible for marketing activities to include program branding, website development, the use of social media, and all advertising for the program.
  • Financial responsibilities include, budgeting, financial planning of the program(s), monitoring each programs progress, and approval of expenditures.
  • Assists in the development of procedures and goals to ensure optimal operating performance.
  • Develops, recommends, and implements administrative and fiscal policies in compliance with the University, NIH, federal and state guidelines.
  • Maintains a policy and procedure manual.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting grants, developing budgets and overseeing the funded programs.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the functions of the position.

Job Requirements


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Management, or closely-related field AND:

  • 108 months experience in business management, administration, accounting, finance, operations management or closely related area. 24 months of the required experience must be directly related to coordinating/managing sponsored grants or contracts.


  • Advanced working knowledge of databases and electronic tools related to funding opportunity dissemination (e.g. Community of Science).
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Knowledge of pre-award grant submission process and federal application requirements.
  • Advanced organization skills.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to perform multitasks and handle stressful situations.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Physical: Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone.
  • Environmental: Office Work Environment. Stressful environment when meeting deadlines.

Supervision: Direct supervision: Senior Research Epidemiologist and 5 GRAs Ad-hoc supervision when staff are assigned RDAC projects: Biostatisticians (3); Senior Research Epidemiologist; GRAs (~20)

Why You Belong at the University of Oklahoma: The University of Oklahoma fosters an inclusive culture of respect and civility, belonging, and access, which are essential to our collective pursuit of excellence and our determination to change lives. The unique talents, perspectives, and experiences of our community enrich the learning, and working environment at OU, inspiring us to harness our innovation, creativity, and collaboration for the advancement of people everywhere.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?: Yes

Special Indications: None

Job Posting: Mar 28, 2024
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