Sponsored Program Officer

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Sep 2017

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Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Sponsored Program Officer
Working Title Sponsored Program Officer
Department OSP - Grants & Contracts
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 431412
Summary of Duties
Sponsored Program Officer, OSP

Research is integral to the overall mission of The Ohio State University. To enhance the university’s research, outreach, and engagement activities, and fuel Ohio State’s commitment to economic development and the well-being of our community, top priorities for the Office of Research include increasing Ohio State’s participation in large-scale funding initiatives, improving the competitiveness of our researchers in their efforts to secure funding, and fostering economic development through enhanced industry-sponsored research and commercialization.


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is seeking a Sponsored Program Officer (SPO) to support the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC). The Office of Sponsored Programs, under the auspices of the Office of Research, supports the development, implementation, and coordination of sponsored research at the University from proposal development to project closeout. OSP provides a full range of research administration services to support Ohio State faculty, staff, and graduate students through research administration, responsible stewardship of funds and sound management practices.

This position assists with proposal preparation and submission of proposals to funding agencies, as well as negotiates agreements that protect the interests of OSU and faculty. This position provides administrative oversight of projects to assure that compliance with sponsor guidelines and university policies are met and provides fiscal, purchasing, and reporting support needed for the successful management of the assigned constituency.

The Sponsored Program Officer (SPO) will perform the following job duties:

• Being responsible for proposal submission and project administration;
• Preparing proposal budgets and institutional assurances;
• Understanding University’s preferred positions and negotiating contracts and agreements that support institution’s position;
• Continually monitoring fiscal performance and status of required deliverable items;
• Providing guidance to Principal Investigators (PIs) and administrative staff related to sponsor requirements, approvals and expenditures;
• Ensuring compliance with sponsor and University requirements;
• Participating in and sometimes conducting in-service training for constituents, including PIs, department administrators, and OSP staff;
• Serving on OSP and University committees that are appropriate for knowledge level and tenure;
• Relative distribution of duties will vary with constituency assignment.

Some of the essential skills and competencies to be successful in this role will be an individual that can:

• Balance working autonomously as well as within a team;
• Understand the importance and value in providing exceptional customer service to all stakeholders;
• Be comfortable with being flexible and adaptable performing in a high volume and deadline driven environment;
• Be capable of multi-tasking, problem-solving, and possess superior communication skills;
• Create or review Excel spreadsheets and perform basic math calculations;
• Enjoy working in a culture that promotes work/life balance, peer collaboration, autonomy, and supportive leadership.

Additional Information for Applicants:
EEO/AA employer

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://www.jobsatosu.com/ and search for job opening # XXXXX.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
• At least one year of business experience in an administrative capacity;
• At least one year of customer service and problem-solving experience.

Desired Qualifications

• Have at least one year of experience and knowledge of federal or private agency sponsors, contract/grant regulations, procurement, and budgeting, accounting and financial management.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and the Internet.

Target Salary $19.71 - $20.67 Hourly
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 08/19/2017
Posting End Date 09/06/2017
Dept Contact Name Rutherford,Jennifer Marie
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-7224
Quick Link http://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/80865

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