Job ID: 224357

Director, Contracts and Grants

Auburn University

  • Oct. 24, 2023
  • Director, Contracts and Grants
  • Veterinary Medicine Administration
  • Auburn University
    Auburn, AL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research
    Financial Planning/Budget Management
The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a Director of Contracts and Grants position. This role is mission-critical to the college and supports all facets of externally funded grant administration, including identifying funding opportunities, directing pre and post-award activities, monitoring, and ensuring compliance.

The Director will have the opportunity to play an integral role in advancing veterinary research through collaboration with faculty to develop proposals, ensuring sponsor requirements are met, and compliance is maintained. This position also facilitates account setup, contracts/grants monitoring, applying extensions and reallocations to fulfill project requirements.

The Director of Contracts and Grants facilitates two major research programs, DHS S&T (canine) and Emergent (equine). Auburn was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, or DHS S&T, to spearhead an interdepartmental, interagency, and multi-institutional collaboration to drive the development of scientifically validated procedures, training, and canine mobile sensing technologies, with broad applications to the whole of the homeland security mission. Auburn University created the Detection Canine Science, Innovation, Technology and Education Program, also known as DCSITE, a 5-year, $24 million research contract supports DCSITE operations to ultimately fulfill the DHS S&T mission as the primary resource for expertise in all areas of detection canine sciences. The Director of Contracts and Grants position is central to the execution of this program!

Why should YOU join the College of Veterinary Medicine?
  • You'll have the opportunity to advance and elevate your career by working on two major research programs!
  • You'll perform meaningful work that supports developments in veterinary medicine and homeland security!
  • You'll develop partnerships with scientists as they deliver life-changing research!
  • You'll work for a “Best in Alabama” employer, as awarded by Forbes!
  • You'll benefit from competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunities!
  • You and your family will receive Auburn University tuition assistance!
It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

AU Formal Title: Director, Research Program Development & Grants

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