Associate Director for Grants Management & Contracting
Office of Research - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19003136)
The Associate Director for Grants Management & Contracting is a key team leader responsible for overseeing the Grants Management Services Team within the Office of Research.
The incumbent will be responsible for supervising staff, streamlining processes, overseeing proposal review and negotiating complex and politically sensitive agreements, training, and liaising with other central offices and University General Counsel. This position serves as a resource for the team and ensures appropriate professional development and leads team to work collaboratively within the Office of Research as well as with other central University offices, other academic institutions, and sponsors.
With the Senior Associate Director and the Vice Chancellor for Research Operations, this position promotes a positive culture of change. The incumbent must have a keen understanding of University and sponsoring agencies' priorities in relation to grants and nonprofit agreements, have demonstrated facilitation and communication skills and ability to work with individuals of all levels to develop and accomplish shared goals.
This position requires strong interpersonal skills, exercise of appropriate tact and discretion, as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Ensures team coverage and cross-training, as well as opportunities for process improvement. Must have experience in federal grants and non-profit agreements and non-financial agreements related to them. Must have experience in sponsored research agreements,non-profit agreements and non-financial agreements. Must be detail oriented and able to prioritize multiple projects for self and staff of 15+. At the discretion of Senior Associate Director, individual will be asked to develop policies and procedures and participate in ad hoc committees on behalf of the office.
B.A./B.S. degree required. JD, Master's degree or CRA preferred. Thorough understanding of federal and state laws and regulations in areas relevant to academic research and sponsored programs. 5-7 years' experience in sponsored research or University setting, and experience in supervising people is strongly preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Department Details : The Office of Research (OR), a central office reporting to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding. The OR reviews, negotiates, endorses, and provides administrative oversight related to proposals and awards in accordance with all applicable laws, policies and regulations. The Vice Chancellor for Research Operations of the Office of Research serves as the designated University Officer empowered for all sponsored research activities. Mission Statement The Office of Research is a nexus of excellence for research resources. We are dedicated to partnering with the University of Pittsburgh research community to secure funding; exchange research materials, data, and ideas; and to build collaborations in an effort to foster creativity, scholarship, and innovation.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Administrator.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19003136
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