Research Administration Director
The University Of Delaware
The University of Delaware (UD) manages a large volume of research programs funded by federal, state, non-profit, foundation, private industry and foreign sponsors. This involves a growing volume of around 1,700 submitted proposals and $160 million dollars of incurred expenditures for sponsored research programs each year.
The Research Office (RO) is led by the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Scholarship and is responsible for facilitating key central administrative activities for all UD sponsored programs. The mission of the RO is to advance high-quality research and scholarship at UD by promoting an environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, community and commitment to the highest ethical values. The Director of Research Administration will play a key role in fostering a nurturing environment for research growth and compliance at UD in collaboration with stakeholders across UD. The RO works closely with faculty, administrators, leadership, and stakeholders across campus to support UD research programs.
Under the limited direction of the AVP for Research Administration, the Director for Research Administration is responsible for direct oversight, management, and coordination of daily pre-award and post-award administrative functions carried out by the RO. More than twenty (20) individuals currently support these activities, including six direct reports.
• Provide direct oversight and operational support for key pre-award and post-award activities conducted by the RO, including tasks related to:
• Coordinate with RO leadership and staff members to guide and support daily tasks and operations:
• Ensure overarching compliance and effectiveness of RO business operations:
• Assist with iterative business process review, improvement, and training for research administration:
• Serve as a key liaison between RO teams and external parties
• Conduct other duties and tasks for research administration as requested, based on evolving business needs
• Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience in sponsored research, or equvalient combination of education and experience. Experience in higher education or research-intensive institution preferred.
• Supervisory experience.
• Expertise in both pre-award and post-award aspects of sponsored research administration.
• Advanced understanding of specific sponsor guidelines and regulations, including NIH, NSF, and other major agencies.
• Knowledge of OMB Circulars A-21, A-110, A-133, and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200.
• Experience in proposal development, contracts and grants administration, regulatory compliance, and financial management.
• Impeccable commitment to high ethical standards and integrity.
• Advanced skill set and experience in using technology systems, software, and databases for grants management. Experience in Grants.gov and PeopleSoft Financials preferred.
• Proficiency in the use of MS-Office Suite, including strong analytical skills and aptitude for understanding and interpreting complex datasets.
• Exceptional organizational skills, able to carry out multiple projects and tasks simultaneously and independently.
• Willingness and flexibility to accommodate and effectively support changing priorities, processes, and systems.
• Strong written and oral communication skills with a focus on customer service and collaboration.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; able to effectively and clearly communicate and coordinate with individuals across all levels of the University community.
• A demonstrated commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace
TO APPLY: For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 494390 .
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
The University Of Delaware
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
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