Global Grants Director

Feb 21, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Global Grants Director
Washington State University Health Sciences | Spokane

This position is instrumental in establishing and supporting the strategic goals of IREACH and expanding research administration on the Spokane Campus of WSU, which include improving and updating business processes, implementing change management strategies, outreach and communication with campus partners regarding research administration and contracting topics, fostering a professional environment for research, administration, and facilitating the professional growth and expertise of the Spokane campus business services team members in IREACH and in the Chancellor's Office. The Director will help identify opportunities to best service campus needs as well as make recommendations to the office structure and workflow. The position will have to build the matrixed relationships necessary to develop and support all forms of research.

Required Qualifications: Position requires at minimum a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.

Additional Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Public Administration, or related. Demonstrated significant experience in pre- and post-award management. Six years of demonstrated experience in pre-award coordination, financial and administrative functions including, but not limited to: revenue and expenditure, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, payroll, operating budgets, financial control and reporting systems or other related experience. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with and serve as liaison between granting agencies, University Administration and principal investigators; Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience managing the life cycle of projects from concept development, through applications, start-up, data collection and/or implementation, to publication and closeout. Work requires a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends to ensure that deadlines can be met. Work requires travel, including overnight. Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience providing research program administration focused on public health issues. Demonstrated experience applying Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) and experience in the application in non-profit/governmental entities. Experience working in an academic, public health research environment. Certified Research Administrator certification; in-depth knowledge of Uniform Guidance. Ability to prepare/create reports using a reporting system (such as Desktop Intelligence). Ability to problem-solve and maintain professional composure while working under pressure of internal and external deadlines. Knowledge of state and federal agency policies (e.g. NIH, NIA, HHS, DOH).

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018 and continue until sufficient candidates are identified. For position information including minimum and preferred qualifications and to apply please see Only applications submitted through the online application system can be considered. WSU is an EEO/AA/ADA employer and educator.