Job Description
Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Assistant Director of Sponsored Projects will lead a highly talented team of Business Managers who provide administrative support to our faculty in the areas of pre- and post- award management, financial analysis, and navigation of the various administrative functions around campus. This position will lead the future development of structure and processes of this team as the College continues to grow and our faculty base and needs expands. A component of this position will be to work with others in the College to craft policies and procedures for Sponsored Projects services that align with various University, State, Federal, and other sponsor policies.


The iSchool is one of UMD’s fastest-growing colleges on campus and we pride ourselves on hiring the best and brightest to work in our supportive and team-oriented environment. This is a unique opportunity to work with our dynamic faculty on wide-ranging research topics – from wearable technology to digitizing historical records, social justice issues and more. The iSchool promotes a healthy work-life balance, an innovative and interactive performance review and development process and much more.

Minimum Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in related field.


  • 7+ years of professional experience in sponsored project administration including 2+ years supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop successful working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Thorough understanding of federal grant regulations such as the OMB Circulars and Uniform Guidance with the ability to apply that knowledge to job duties.
  • Familiarity with electronic proposal submission programs such as, Workspace, Fastlane, and eRA Commons.
  • Strong computer proficiency using MS Office with an emphasis in Excel, including spreadsheet creation and report production.
  • Must be self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to perform duties under limited supervision.
  • Must have demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving abilities with strong mathematical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, share information, and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to take initiative, analyze problems, prepare and articulate solutions.
  • Dedication to providing excellent service to internal and external customers.


  • Masters degree in related field
  • Experience managing a team of professional staff
  • Demonstrated experience of successful team development
  • Experience with Workday financials
Additional Certifications: 
Additional Information:

The College of Information Studies strives to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who identify as members of underrepresented, underserved, and/or marginalized communities.

Note: If you need an accommodation in the application process, please notify iSchool HR at [email protected]

Salary range: Mid to upper $110’s

Job RisksNot Applicable to This Position
Physical DemandsTypical Office Environment. The employee is not subject to any adverse conditions.
Posting Date:03/02/2023
Closing Date:03/16/2023
Open Until FilledNo
Best Consideration Date03/16/2023
Diversity Statement:The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 year ago
Job Type
Full Time
Job Role
Bachelor Degree
5+ Years
  • Founded In
    Mar 03, 2023
  • Company Size
    50-100 Members
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