Employment Opportunities

Sponsored Programs
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The Office of the Vice President for Research seeks a highly organized and professional person to serve as the Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs. Reporting directly to the Vice President for Research, this position will focus primarily on directing pre-award management of grants and contracts. The successful candidate will possess: a minimum offive (5) years of experience in Pre-Award Grant and Contract administration; a broad knowledge base in a technical field (i.e., sponsored programs, finance, business administration and contract administration); and demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations governing Sponsored Programs, to include Uniform Guidance, FAR and DFAR clauses and export control. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in an academic setting. A Master's degree is required and a Master’s of Business Administration is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs will be responsible for:

  • Create and foster an environment of support for the University research community
  • Direct the pre-award management of grants and contracts
  • Set goals, develop strategic plans and implement programs to increase external and contract support for faculty
  • Administer and interpret applicable federal and/or state laws and regulations regarding grant implementation and compliance
  • Review individual proposals with faculty and staff to ensure compliance with funding agency policies
  • Develop and update the Sponsored Program’s handbook and other guides to assist faculty and staff in the preparation of grants and contracts
  • Provide training, lectures, and events for new faculty and administrators regarding the University procedures for application to funding agencies
  • Initiate and plan workshops for all interested parties regarding the process of applying to specific agencies for funding
  • Participate in professional conferences or meetings
  • Identify and fund professional development for staff and attend the appropriate continuing educational government agency seminars or conferences to stay abreast of changes in rules and regulations
  • Serve on appropriate University committees as required
  • Direct the establishment, retention and maintenance of essential records and files related to grants and contracts
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highly proficient computer skills including Access, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

  • At least five years of administrative experience

  • Able to perform multiple tasks with similar deadlines

  • Demonstrate excellent organizational and planning skills/attention to details

  • Must be able to provide excellent customer service to multiple constituents


  • Applicant must hold a Master’s degree

  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration is preferred

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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