Requisition # 2018-9625
Department Research and Project Admin
Category Financial Services and Procurement
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
The Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts oversees a team of grants and contracts administrators and sponsored programs coordinators in ORPA overseeing pre-award and post-award research administration. This includes planning, assigning, reviewing and providing feedback on work consistent with best practices nationally and among peers. Also ensures quality standards and goals are met by utilizing operational metrics of key performance indicators. Where key performance indicators are not established and/or operational metrics are not available, the Assistant Director will lead development of them, and maintain them over time. Coaches and develops staff and reviews performance. Administers corrective action where necessary. Makes recommendations to Director related to hiring, termination, training, and promotion.
The Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts additionally provides a high level of 'cradle to grave' sponsored programs and research administration support for select organizational/academic units within the Princeton research enterprise, including support for complex programs and agreements within those units; review and submit proposals, and negotiate funded and nonfunded research-related agreements, including grants and contracts; coordinate and provide liaison with sponsor and/or collaborators using a command of federal regulations such as the Uniform Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulation as well as major agency policies and guidelines; skillfully advise on the administration of nonfederal (i.e., industry, foundation, state and international) sponsored programs.
The Assistant Director is responsible for:
The Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts assists the Director and the University Research Board in the formulation and implementation of University policies governing sponsored projects activities. S/he will additionally work closely with the leadership of other Dean for Research offices, including the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), Research Integrity and Assurance (RIA), and Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations (CEFR) in an effort to create seamless and transparent processes and systems for working with faculty and department administrators at all stages of research management.
The ideal candidate will be a flexible, creative, and knowledgeable leader with a proven record of success in research administration at a research university or within a government agency. S/he will have an interest in and commitment to furthering the world- renowned research mission of the University.
The Assistant Director of Grants and Contracts will possess the following abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Standard Weekly Hours
Eligible for Overtime
Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)
Physical Capacity Exam Required
Valid Driver's License Required
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