Grants and Contracts Project Manager

The Office of Research at the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University (AU) supports and enables the scholarly efforts of our community. We create spaces for scholarly engagement and support principal investigators (PIs) as they develop research strategies and partnerships, author research publications, pursue grant and fellowship funding, and disseminate/promote research to audiences spanning academia, policymaking, the private sector, and international organizations. The Grants & Contracts Project Manager supports the School’s grant activities by administering grants and contracts from project award to project closure.  This position is responsible for working with grantor organizations and SIS principal investigators to ensure project activities and outcomes are achieved in a timely fashion and funds are spent in accordance with both sponsor and university requirements. This position provides a full range of technical and consultative services to faculty and administrators seeking and receiving funds from government agencies, private foundations, and other funders. This position interacts with representatives from the full range of external funding sources (such as federal, state, private, and international) and their primary role is that of facilitating grant and contract submissions and ensuring compliance with sponsor and university requirements.
This position will serve as the primary contact for PIs from award notification to project closure and is responsible for managing the workflow of numerous grants and working under different deadlines and sponsor requirements. The Grants & Contracts Project Manager will partner closely with AU and SIS program staff to ensure creative, thoughtful, and innovative approaches to award monitoring and compliance, contract procurement, and subcontract and sub-grant management.