Senior Director, Faculty Research Management Services - Yale University

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

The Yale Faculty Research Management Services (FRMS) provides comprehensive grants management support including proposal development, post award management, reporting, and metrics. FRMS is designed to be the principal faculty-facing sponsored programs and research administration management unit for central campus (i.e., all units outside the School of Medicine). FRMS serves as the interface between central services such as the Office of Sponsored Projects (which sets policies and submits/accepts awards) and academic departments (which process financial transactions and provide direct administrative support to PIs). FRMS provides support to 50 schools/departments managing approximately $144M in sponsored awards in the last fiscal year. The unit is comprised of over 30 professionals assigned to the Pre-Award and Post Award teams.

Reporting to both the AVP for Academic Business Operations and the Vice Provost for Research, the Senior Director of Faculty Research Management Services (FRMS) provides leadership and strategic direction to the unit. The Senior Director will foster positive working relationships and maintain the credibility of the organization with faculty and other key stakeholders through high-caliber and timely service. In addition, the leader will continue to evolve processes that drive client satisfaction, ensure an appropriate control environment that mitigates risk, and create an effective and efficient working model. The Senior Director is a member of the Academic Business Operations senior leadership team.

Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, or a related field and 10 years of progressively responsible experience including 5 years in a leadership role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience preparing and integrating multiple, complex pieces of financial and non-financial data to identify themes, trends, and issues.
  • Experience in Sponsored Research Administration.
  • Working knowledge of finance, fund accounting, and financial reporting analysis.


  • Proactive, resourceful strategic thinker with ability to lead a unit with multiple projects in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership ability, including the ability to influence change, manage the team’s performance, provide coaching and feedback, and create a collaborative working environment for strong team morale and a sense of belonging.
  • Demonstrated superior client relationship management skills; ability to proactively engage clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to balance the needs of clients. Strong oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to compile, analyze and explain data accurately and to analyze and resolve complex issues with sound judgment.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: MBA or an advanced degree.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position. Cover letters are encouraged.

Contact Information

Yale University



221 Whitney Ave

New Haven, CT 06511


Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Finance, Operations
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time