AD Position Matthew Ronning 18 Aug 1998 16:20 EST


Mississippi State University invites applications and nominations for the
position of Assistant Director, Sponsored Programs.

The Assistant Director will supervise day to day operations of the Office
of Sponsored Programs.  The position will have a specific, targeted area of
the university upon which to provide contracting officer support in
addition to general personnel management, organizational needs assessment,
policy implementation and Electronic Research Administration process


Duties include, but are not limited to: review proposals submitted by
faculty, staff, and administrators in targeted areas of the university;
ensure that the proposals are in compliance with and follow polices and
procedures established by Mississippi State University and sponsoring
agencies; negotiate on behalf of the university, grants, and contracts
awarded; prepare subcontracts and consulting agreements, non-fiscal
monitoring of active grants and contracts; participate on appropriate
committees and project teams; supervise database management and
activity-reporting functions; and, coordinate all aspects of Electronic
Research Administration with various administrative units.  Supervise team
of contracting professionals and manage day to day office operations.
Report to the Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and act on the
Director's behalf as required..


The qualified applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree
(master's degree preferred) and a minimum of 4 years' experience in a
sponsored programs or related office.  Excellent interpersonal skills,
strong supervision experience, strong computer skills, and experience in
work settings requiring multiple assignments and managing priorities are
essential.  Knowledge of federal contracting regulations and policies is
required.  Extensive knowledge and experience in various regulatory areas
(i.e., IRB, IACUC, etc.) is also required.  Specific experience in
Oracle-based data management is highly desired, as is experience in SCT
Banner, MIT COEUS and/or Oracle Browser or similar utilities.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Applications will be accepted
through October 5, 1998, or until the position is filled.

The application letter must include your resume and the names, addresses,
and phone numbers of three professional references.  Send nominations
and/or application to:

Assistant Director Screening Committee
Office of Sponsored Programs Administration
P.O. Box 6156
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Inquiries may be directed to Matt Ronning, Director by e-mail at

MSU is an AA/EOE

Matthew Ronning
Office of Sponsored Programs
Mississippi State University
Bowen Hall Room 305
P.O. Box 6156
Mississippi State, MS 39762
601/325-7404 - Phone
601/325-3803 - Fax