East Carolina University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, is a doctoral institution with an enrollment of over 27,000 students and approximately 4,500 faculty and staff.
Job Description: Summary of Position
The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs provides leadership, management, and development, in support of the promotion and growth of externally funded activities at ECU. The Director provides leadership in establishing an efficient pre-award infrastructure that is effectively marketed to all constituents. Organizational ability, creative capacity, and communications skills are essential dimensions to successful directing. The Director must also be a good manager as (s)he oversees the daily operations of the Office. The Director must maintain positive relationships with academic and administrative offices throughout the University (on both campuses). The Director oversees the development of pre-award policies and procedures, and facilitates educational opportunities that yield a positive environment for growth of ECU's externally funded activities. The successful candidate must possess a collegial style with an ability to motivate others in pursuit of external funding that supports the mission of the University. The Director has the ultimate responsibility for assuring that all proposals adhere to federal, state, university, and sponsor requirements. In addition, the Director provides leadership in maintaining records of proposals and awards and for reporting sponsored program activity to the UNC Office of the President and the ECU administration.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum Requirements
A Bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience in the management and/or administration of externally sponsored activity within a university setting, including designation as either a certified pre-award research administrator (CPRA) or certified research administrator (CRA). At least three years of experience in a supervisory position. Knowledge of key compliance requirements as contained in documents such as A-21, A-110, and A-133. Knowledge of priorities, procedures, and the policies of key funding agencies such as NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE, and DOD. Familiarity with other funding sources such as foundations and industry. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Preference for individuals with a Masters degree or equivalent experience. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please provide a cover letter, a resume or CV, and a list of 3 professional references with addresses and telephone numbers.
Date Initial Screening Begins: 02-28-2013
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