DEPARTMENT: Institute on Social Exclusion/Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health
JOB TITLE: Research & Sponsored Programs Officer
The Adler School of Professional Psychology, founded in 1952, is the oldest independent school of psychology in North America. The School provides graduate education in psychology and health service delivery with campuses in the heart of downtown Chicago and downtown Vancouver. The Adler School is committed to continuing the pioneering work of its namesake, Alfred Adler. As part of that commitment, the School graduates socially responsible practitioners, engages in communities, and advances social justice.
The Adler School is a value-centered and growing institution that is seeking a Research & Sponsored Programs Officer to join the Institute on Social Exclusion/Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health (ISE/Center). The role of the Research & Sponsored Programs Officer will be to provide support to the grants and contracts functions of the Institute on Social Exclusion and its new Center on the Social Determinants of Mental Health.
Main Responsibilities: The successful candidate must (1) manage the Center’s project priorities as they relate to grants and contracts including tracking, daily updates and follow-up activities; (2) coordinate prospect reviews based on ISE/Center team meetings for public and private grants and contracts and document findings on spreadsheet; (3) provide expert content for proposal preparation, including conceptual development, literature reviews, assist in writing LOIs, full grant proposals and contracts in accordance with the Office for Institutional Advancement; (4) assist in obtaining letters of support, and documentation of in-kind calculations; (5) assist in writing and shepherding IRB applications and ensure that all project staff undergo Human Subjects Training; (6) assist with budget development; (7) draft expert content for interim and final narrative and financial reports; (8) manage cost-sharing, no-cost extensions, and other adjustments to grants and contracts; (9) assist in the coordination of grantor evaluation visits; and (10) develop and maintain external and internal relationships including with external project stakeholder partners, the Office of Institutional Advancement, and the Grant’s Management function of the Adler School.
Work schedule: Monday through Friday 9-5
Applicants must have a Master’s level or higher degree in Public Health, Community Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Health Law, or related field. The applicant’s academic work and interest must have focused on health inequities. The most competitive applicants will be familiar with public and private funding sources and mechanisms, and will have 3 or more years’ experience in writing successful grant proposals.
• Demonstrated success in winning public/private grants
• Experience working for/with non-profit agencies, including charitable organizations
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent research skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of basic computer software applications
A particular commitment of the School is its social justice mission. Candidates with a particular interest in this mission and with demonstrated experience in this area are preferred.
Must pass a pre-employment background check
Please submit your application by visiting: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=2890121 . Additional application materials such as your letter of interest, letters of recommendation and your salary requirements should be send to email@example.com . Please put Research/Sponsored Programs Officer in the subject line.