Job opportunity-Education Development Center, Inc. Michael Pelletier 30 Nov 2001 17:51 EST

Assistant Director- Sponsored Programs Office, Education Development
Center, Inc. (EDC)

With more than 500 employees at work on over 300 projects around the globe,
EDC has been one of the world's leading international nonprofit
organizations specializing in education and health promotion since 1958.
EDC is committed to education that builds knowledge and skills, engages
learners as active problem solvers, and makes possible a deeper
understanding of the world.


In response to recent rapid growth, EDC seeks an Assistant Director (AD)
who will join the OSP team as a the key liaison with Project Directors,
project staff and Business Services in the administration of sponsored
projects from a wide portfolio of federal, state, private and international

Essential Functions:
Coordinates and administers contracts and grants from proposal review and
submission through award and closeout.  Provides review and oversight of
grant application and contract proposal submission, ensuring compliance
with Institutional Review Board (IRB), and sponsoring agencies.

He/she ensures proposed terms and conditions are in compliance with
applicable regulations, EDC policy and do not conflict with existing
commitments of EDC. Reviews and negotiates terms and conditions of new
contractual agreements and evaluates changes to preexisting agreements.
Works with Project Director to prepare budget projections.

Provides analysis and recommendations to senior staff (such as Director of
Sponsored Programs, VP and Treasurer, Controller, Legal Counsel, and
President) as necessary.

Participates in the development and implementation of internal policies,
procedures and guidelines.

Has up-to-date knowledge of and expertise in Federal/state/private
agencies' regulations and policies.  Stays abreast of new laws and OMB
circulars that affect sponsored program activities.

Monitors post-award compliance.

Reviews and executes Service Agreements.

May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Must have a strong grounding in sponsored project
administration, including an understanding of research accounting.
Position requires customer-oriented attitude, including tact and diplomacy.
Must have a highly developed degree of judgement, initiative and the
ability to work independently.  Strong communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills are essential.  Demonstrated ability to execute
multiple tasks and respond to multiple demands as part of a team and to
work and interact collaboratively; skilled in problem solving; and ability
to consider multiple alternatives are required.  Should have four plus
years relevant work experience, bachelor's degree required. Salary
commensurate with experience. EDC offers a generous benefit package and
casual work environment.

Please submit resume to Katherine Donahue, Education Development Center,
Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458 or

EDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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