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Director-Sponsored Programs

Job ID: 19345
Job Category: Leadership & Administration
Job Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Location: Memphis, TN

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The Director of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the development, management, and oversight of the pursuit and implementation of sponsored programs in support of the initiatives of the Baptist University College of Osteopathic Medicine (BUCOM) related to the research strategic plan. The Director establishes and oversees processes to ensure compliance with funder, federal, and accepted industry standards, provides support to administration, faculty, and provides resources and training to support a culture of effective sponsored research program management, manages activities related to grants and contracts funding research, and acts as a liaison with research sponsors on behalf of BUCOM. This position will report directly to the Associate Dean of Research, responsible for 8 hours/day, 5 days/week. Incumbents may occasionally be subject to hours beyond the normal workday.


1.Works with the Baptist Health Sciences University (BHSU), Office of Finance, and Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC) to develop and refine procedures and/or polices to support proposal submission, compliance, budgeting, and other relevant processes with adherence to applicable BHSU, state, and federal guidelines.

2.Provides effective direction and mentorship to research development, contracts, and grants personnel in support of BUCOM faculty, administration, BHSU, and BMHCC.

3.Ensures institutional compliance with federal and other sponsor regulations governing research grant and contract administration.

4.Assists BUCOM principal investigators in successful proposal portfolio preparation.

5.Champions research development, proposal and budget development, review, and approval.

6.Supports negotiations of research contracts and grants with funding agencies. Thorough understanding of primary granting agency programs/processes and award terms and conditions pertinent to grant-funded research.

7.Promotes constant review and improvement of the administrative procedures governing sponsored research.

8.Serves as liaison with a variety of agencies and professional groups to keep abreast of current developments and to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations

9.Performs related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience


Bachelor's degree

At least five (5) years of experience in higher education, financial reporting, research compliance, research administration or equivalent


Master's degree in research administration or research compliance preferred.

Seven (7) years of research administration experience or equivalent.

Experience in IRB policies and procedures or IRB coordination/administration

Broad experience in research administration/procedures (and strong interpersonal and communication skills.)

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 18449 - Director-Sponsored Programs
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Department: CS Medical Education - Admin University
Category: Leadership & Administration
Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Memphis
Located in the Memphis metro area
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