Executive Director, Sponsored Projects
Executive Director, Sponsored Projects
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a dynamic leader with accounting experience to lead the Office of Sponsored Projects as Executive Director. The Executive Director ensures the compliant and efficient administration of all aspects of the department, including ensuring compliance with funding agency regulations and institutional policies as well as managing the forms and fiscal controls used to guarantee compliance with laws and external guidelines.
The Director manages activities related to grants and contracts funding research, including but not limited to federal, state and private grants, and establishes processes to ensure compliance with funder, federal and accepted industry standards. They provide support to administration, faculty and staff, as well as resources and training to support a culture of effective sponsored research program management.
The Director acts as a liaison with research sponsors on behalf of the University and works closely with other departments to ensure consistent implementation of processes, policies and regulations. They also identify new funding opportunities and collaborate with researchers and staff to establish and maintain strong relationships with external sponsors, in order to ensure the success and credibility of the department's work and the reputation of the University and NSHE. This position reports to the Associate Vice President, Compliance and Research Administration (AVPCAR).
Master's Degree and four (4) years of related professional and managerial work experience; OR a Doctoral Degree and two (2) years of related professional and managerial work experience.
Related experience: research administration, post-award administration, contract negotiation and budgetary experience or related research activities, including two years in a supervisory role.
Certification and Licensure
Certified Research Administrator or the ability to become a Certified Research Administrator within the first 12 months of employment.
JD or CPA
Schedule or Travel Requirements
Occasional overnight travel for conferences
The typical salary range for this position is $185,000 to $205,000. Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity and budgets.
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Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of Working at UNR
- Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance
- Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance - Faculty Benefits
- E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center
- Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.
- Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups
- Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate
- No state income tax!
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. Faculty Grants-in-Aid
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program
The Office of Sponsored Projects team serves five main functions: Proposal review and submission Award negotiation and setup Post-award accounting, monitoring and invoicing Compliance, advisory and regulatory services Education, training and outreach. Sponsored Projects aims to minimize the research administrative burden on faculty and assists the University in assuring that maximum public benefit is derived from sponsored projects funding. We collaborate with principal investigators and research administrators across campus as well as sponsors at the local, state and federal level including non-profit organizations and industry.
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2) Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for three professional references
4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received, or a hiring decision has been made.
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Note to Applicant
A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.
HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.
References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.
Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.
As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.
For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.
Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).
The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.
The University is classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 university: A doctoral university with very high research activity. In 2020, the University was also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best Global Universities”, and it ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Since 2009, the University has invested more than $850 million in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls. It is home to Nevada's first medical school — the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine — and delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.
The University's main campus is in Reno, Nevada — a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant Midtown and downtown. Located where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra, the University's beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has added two additional locations: the Redfield campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.
The University is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, which is comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute, and is committed to developing strong partnerships with each institution for the benefit of all Nevadans.
Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that's transforming Nevada's communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.
The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement — all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.
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