Director of Sponsored Programs

AdventHealth | Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: December 12, 2023
Opportunity Code: 33602


AdventHealth, an Orlando-based and globally recognized healthcare organization, is seeking their next Director of Sponsored Programs in Orlando, Florida! 

The Position

  • The Director of Sponsored Programs will be responsible for the overall direction and oversight of multiple teams throughout the organization and will ensure integrity, compliance, and growth across all sponsored programs functioning within AdventHealth.  
  • Reporting to the Executive Director of Research Services, the Director of Sponsored Programs will oversee a total of approximately 4 direct reports. This individual will be working with research institute of 350 FTEs and will collaborate closely with the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance to ensure that the organization is properly aligned with local, state, and federal compliance regulations. 
  • This leader will be responsible for the overall improvement and expansion in contracts, budgets, grants, and CTMS application throughout external markets and will collaborate closely with the System Site Manager and Executive Director to develop and analyze new growth strategies to ensure that the organization may achieve optimal growth. 
  • The Director will be responsible for the oversight of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and will instill accountability as it pertains to grants, contracts, timely execution, study clearance, and clinical trial aggreements and budgets. 
  • Seeking a visionary leader who will be able to effectively drive collaboration and communication to ensure strong relationships with physicians, employee engagement, and accountability throughout the department. In addition, the Director will work closely with Human Resource executives to effectively manage work teams, work plans for direct reports, and task delegations.  
  • The Director will closely monitor and report on program metrics and will seek to maximize performance and utilization of tracking tools, scorecards, and progress progression.  
  • This leader will serve as the Hospital’s authorized Organization Representative (AOR) and Signing Official (SO) and will be responsible for the obligation of legally binding AdventHealth in grants and administration matters both internally and externally. 


  • Master’s degree in healthcare, business, finance, legal, accounting, research, or administrative-related specialty is required. 
  • A minimum of 5+ years of related leadership experience within an acute-care setting is required.  
  • Healthcare experience is required. 

The Organization

  • AdventHealth is a faith based non-profit organization comprised of 80,000 employees spanning across 50+ hospitals and 70+ outpatient facilities in 7 states nationwide.
  • AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division is a research and academic medical hub including 20 hospitals and ER’s in seven counties surrounding metro Orlando totaling over 4,500 acute beds including the flagship, AdventHealth Orlando, which is proud to serve as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America.
  • AdventHealth’s Cancer Research Institute is comprised of over 275 world-class team members committed to transforming health care through groundbreaking, innovative, globally recognized whole person research with a portfolio of more than 500 clinical trials across a dozen therapeutic areas.
  • AdventHealth and Moffitt Cancer Center opened doors of their joint Phase I Clinical Research Unit in 2021 and is another demonstration of their deep commitment to serving the community.
  • Moffitt Cancer Center has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999 and is committed to partnering with AdventHealth on their pursuit of NCI designation by 2026.

The Community

  • Orlando is home to the global sensation known as Walt Disney World, a family-friendly theme park designed to bring magic and wonder to visitors of all ages.
  • You can enjoy dazzling culture, arts and theatrical performances such as Cirque du Soleil, the Blue Man Group, and museums in the refined community of Winter Park.
  • U.S. News & World Report listed Orlando as #63 among Best Places to Live and #36 for Best Places to Retire.
  • Dive into fun with a number of recreational activities including paddle boarding, hot air ballooning, swimming with manatees, jet skiing or sky diving.




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