Director of Pre-Award Services

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland
Nov 02, 2022
Dec 07, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

Bowie State University


Director of Pre-Award Services


DEPARTMENT: Office of Research and Sponsored Program

OPEN DATE: October 28, 2022

CLOSING DATE: November 28, 2022

Bowie State University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, historically Black University, provides and educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential.

Responsibilities: This position provides overall management and oversight of pre-ward services including seeking funding opportunities, faculty development, and overseeing proposal review and submissions and serving as the authorized organizational representative for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Bowie State University. This individual is responsible for collaborating with campus administrators, academic units and external stakeholders to assist with proposal development and submissions and to ensure compliance with university and agency regulations. As the Institutional Authorized Representative, the incumbent is responsible for endorsing and submitting proposals; and as related to pre-award activities, will act as the certifying official for assurances, providing representation and expanded authority as required by Federal and State statues, as well as executing sponsored activities documents to bind the Institution contractually. This position serves as the point of contact and liaison for sponsored agency officials, University administrators, and faculty and staff for pre-award administration activities. In collaboration with the AVP for Research and Grants and Contracts Manager, the Director is responsible for dispersing information (verbal, written and electronic), interpreting regulations, developing and implementing procedures, resolving problems, articulating funding activity projections, participating in long and short-range planning, and publishing data and reports relative to pre-award research activities.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree is required. A Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of seven (7) years experience in leading grant administration, grant writing, development or a related field required. Senior level management experience preferred and experience in a university setting preferred. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with individuals from all areas of the academic community, the federal government, foundations, the corporate world, and others as appropriate.

Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to prepare written documents that are clear concise and grammatically correct as well as spreadsheets for reporting and tracking purposes; ability to lead by example, and have a commitment to furthering the mission of Bowie State University. General knowledge of Federal regulations, guidelines, and practices.

Conditions of Employment: Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for eligible faculty and staff employed by Bowie State University. This protocol may be subject to change. This is a Non-Union Position.

SALARY: $85,000 - $92,000 

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

APPLICATION: Interested and qualified applicants should go to to apply online. Paper application submissions will not be considered.

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