Overview: The Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) is the largest interdisciplinary research center on NYU’s Washington Square Campus with a portfolio of over $50 million in active federally- and privately-funded research grants. IHDSC brings together faculty from the social, behavioral, and health sciences to examine how complex social forces such as globalization, technology, and immigration affect human development. The Institute is a joint initiative of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Wagner School of Public Service, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Office of the Provost.
Position Summary: IHDSC seeks a full-time staff member to provide post-award grants management support for the Institute’s $50M sponsored research portfolio. This individual serves as the primary liaison to several key operational units across the University (e.g., Accounts Payable, Procurement, IT, etc.) and acts as the first line of defense to ensure that spending on IHDSC sponsored projects complies with University policies/procedures and applicable federal/private foundation guidelines. The position will also provide financial management support for a doctoral training grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences.
Operational Support (70%)
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Research Administration, perform the post-award functions of the Institute to ensure compliance with institutional, departmental and sponsor policies and procedures:
Contracts and Subaward Management
Financial Administration, Procurement, and Accounts Payable
Financial Management, IES PIRT (15%)
Provide financial management support for the $4.6M Institute of Education Sciences-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program, which provides doctoral students with the content knowledge, methodological expertise, and technical skills to become outstanding researchers in education science.
Training and Special Projects (15%)
B.A. required; M.A. preferred. Minimum two years’ office administration experience is essential, preferably within an academic setting. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Excel with prior experience managing complex budgets. Familiarity with grants administration is not required, but a desire to learn is critical. Strong organizational ability with keen attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service orientation. Highly responsive. Flexible and able to routinely juggle competing priorities. Able to interact effectively and diplomatically with colleagues across all levels of the organization.
The review of applicants will begin immediately. For full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume, and list three contact references via Interfolio as soon as possible.
Institute of Human Development & Social Change
New York, New York
Authorized to work in the US