Req Id:  29845
Job Title:  Senior Subaward Officer
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Senior Subaward Officer serves as the lead team member of the Sponsored Program Services (SPS) Subawards team, which is responsible for the processing, negotiation, issuance and tracking of subawards for externally funded grants and contracts from federal and non-federal sponsors. 

The Senior Subaward Officer is responsible for preparing and issuing outgoing subawards, including modifications to active subawards, on behalf of Sponsored Program Services (SPS).  The Senior Subaward Office will work directly with Investigators, Department Administrators, external collaborators, and SPS Pre-/Post Award Staff to manage, develop and issue subawards as well as assist with post-award activities related to subawards.

What We're Looking For:


  • Bachelor's degree in STEM, Business Administration, Public Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Management, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Six or more years of experience in regulatory compliance, contract negotiation, research management, legal or a related field
  • Experience in a higher education environment
  • Experience with FDP Subaward Templates, human subjects data transfer and use terms, and federal subrecipient monitoring requirements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication skills and reading comprehension along with ability to succeed in a high-volume, high-pressure, fast-paced environment to manage and prioritize a large task list with deadlines, interruptions, and competing priorities
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated time management, critical thinking, organizational and customer service skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships along with ability to complete tasks independently as contributions to a team effort
  • Demonstrated self-discipline and sound independent judgment completing time-sensitive assignments
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint)
  • A working knowledge of Uniform Guidance Regulations and the Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Advanced knowledge and familiarity with subcontracting principles and procedures

What We Want You to Know:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

Take Your Next Giant Leap:

We never stop, we keep going, because Discovery is in our DNA, and we want you to discover a Career at Purdue University! Come work alongside a family of diverse culture with faculty, students, and staff who come together to become one, Boilermakers! Our greatest adventures are yet to come, and we want to include you.

Come take your Next Giant Leap and Discover your next career!

Posting Start Date:  2/8/24