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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES, SSPP

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DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES, SSPP
SSPP Dean's Offc Adm

Occupational Summary

The Director of Research Opportunities will oversee programmatic and administrative aspects of large and multidisciplinary sponsored research activities for the Sanford School of Public Policy. The director will lead a Sanford School-wide effort to raise the quality and quantity of submitted applications for research grant opportunities from federal and non-federal funding sources. These duties include identifying, organizing, facilitating, managing and submitting new interdisciplinary research proposals for faculty members, including collaborative opportunities with departments, schools, institutes, centers and University signature initiatives outside of Sanford. The position will assist with inception of program ideas, identification of funding opportunities, and coordination with faculty and grant managers on preparing and submitting proposals for funding. The director will also review and advise individual investigators on their research grants. The position will report to the Dean via the Senior Associate Dean, and work closely with Duke University's Office of Research Support and other key Duke units.

Work Performed

Program Development: (55%)
Track and understand faculty research interests to create and utilize a catalogue of potential projects that are ready for funding, and identify and facilitate collaborations. Identify solicitations and sponsors of possible interest to the strategic plan and to faculty research interests and organize planning and preparatory meetings of faculty and staff in advance of submissions. Advise faculty on suitability of and approaches to individual funding opportunities from federal and non-federal sources that capitalize on existing strengths and expertise. Lead and/or collaborate with Sanford faculty on multidisciplinary proposals and facilitate development of appropriate teams of faculty investigators to pursue these opportunities. Partner with relevant institutional committees and working groups. Represent the Sanford School of Public Policy's research development effort to other Duke entities and to outside institutions.

Proposal Development and Management: (40%)
Organize, oversee and support development of individual and joint funding proposals through effective interactions with all involved parties and provide proposal management, proposal editing and/or grant writing assistance, and high-level advice and guidance. Work with School faculty members to identify opportunities to strengthen faculty grant applications and work collaboratively to implement solutions. Partner with the university Office of Research Support (ORS) and designated grant managers concerning policies and procedures, grant administration and budgets.

Program Administration: (5%)
Serve as a key resource for the school and research community by providing ongoing training to inform PI's and department administrators about policies, procedures, regulations and sponsor requirements.

In addition, the successful candidate will possess the following qualities/attributes:
• Ability to manage an unpredictable and voluminous caseload of various complex assignments and projects from multiple sponsors while providing quality service and meeting deadlines through organization, accuracy and prioritization of activities.
• Demonstrated familiarity with identification and submission of extramural grants and/or contracts.
• Proven ability to work effectively with researchers and to interact productively with funding agencies.
• Demonstrated research development skills.
• High-level relationship-building skills, including track record of effective interaction with individuals at all levels in the organization.
• Strong organizational and customer service skills.
• Ability to make complex information understandable to a broad range of audiences.
• Excellent written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, offering appropriate leadership and guidance, including motivating those who have no supervisory relationship.
• Thorough understanding of the policies and procedures of granting agencies.
• Understanding of Duke University institutional policies and processes related to the submission of grant proposals are a plus.
• Social science background beneficial. A PhD degree is preferred.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Requisition Number
401386001

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
1493 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Job Family Level
14

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a general business back ground generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a business related field.

Experience

Work requires 4 years related business or administrative experience to acquire competence in applying general personnel practices, accounting and budgeting principles and coordination of major administrative functions. A master's degree in a business related field may be substituted for 2 years experience. OR ANY OTHER EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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