Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
Lewis University invites applications for a Director of Research and Sponsored Programs. The Director has the responsibility for managing and administering pre-award and non-financial post-award services of grants and contracts and for promoting research and scholarly initiatives and integrity across the University. Additional responsibilities include IRB oversight, assuring compliance with Federal regulations, facilitating intellectual property disclosures, overseeing the use of human subjects and laboratory animals in research, and fostering an environment at the University that facilitates and encourages research and scholarly pursuits. This position serves as an expert for interpreting, explaining and applying governmental research regulations and extramural sponsor policies, as well as providing expert advice to deans, department chairs, center directors, faculty, researchers and staff regarding critical, sensitive and/or highly complex sponsored programs issues. The Director is responsible for conducting high-level research regulation and policy analysis as well as developing and implementing campus policy and procedures for the campus research enterprise.
Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university, where the traditions of liberal learning and preparation for professional work come together to give the university its educational identity and focus. We serve a diverse student population and our values are based upon the beliefs and educational philosophy of St. John Baptist De La Salle, founder of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Classes are offered in a variety of formats to nearly 6,600 students throughout multiple campuses in the Chicago region, in Albuquerque, N.M., and online. For additional information, please see http://www.lewisu.edu.
- Manages the functions of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
- Keeps the Dean of the School of Graduate, Professional, and Continuing Education informed of new developments, information, or situations needing attention
- Oversees the planning, development and delivery of campus wide training activities related to research and sponsored programs
- Promotes federal, state, and private sources of funding to campus stakeholders
- Works closely with faculty ad staff in the preparation and submission of proposals, working to solve pre-award problems before proposals are submitted to sponsors
- Facilitates the development of high-quality proposals that meet sponsor criteria by facilitating proposal review and preparation
- Prepares all proposals for Authorized Organizational Representative approval and submission to sponsors
- Guides the development, implementation, and maintenance of proposal and award tracking systems
- Acts as a liaison between University and sponsors concerning all pre-award and post-award issues
- Monitors and promotes scholarly and research integrity across the institution
- Responsible to conduct high-level research regulation and policy analysis as well as developing and implementing campus policy and procedures for the campus research enterprise
- Facilitates communication about research and scholarly initiatives across the institution, including on the website, social media, and an annually published report/journal
- Serves as expert for interpreting, explaining, and applying governmental research regulations and extramural sponsor policies, giving expert advice to deans, department chairs, center directors, faculty, researchers, and staff regarding critical, sensitive and/or highly complex sponsored program issues
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and four or more years of experience in sponsored program administration, research administration or contract negotiation/management at a college, university, non-profit research institute or hospital. Demonstrated pre-award, proposal development and grant management experience. Two or more years' experience developing and presenting educational and training programs for a variety of audiences. Superior oral communication skills to effectively converse with internal and external constituencies and to tactfully deal with diverse people, situations, and ideas. Superior written communication skills which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise correspondence, specifications, documentation, and analytical reports. Demonstrated working knowledge of current external regulations, laws, and sponsor policies related to sponsored projects administration, including OHRP regulations, HHS Common Rule (45 CFR 46), OMB Circulars A-110, A-133, Cost Accounting Standards, Federal Acquisitions Regulations and Federal Assistance Administration Regulations. Working knowledge of Federal agency policies including those of NSF,NIH, DOE, DOD, NASA, DOJ, NEH, EPA, etc.
Preferred Qualifications: Extensive and demonstrated pre-award, proposal development and grant writing experience. Two or more years' experience drafting and negotiating research and research-related agreements with the federal and state governments, non-profit sponsors and for-profit sponsors. Certified Research Administrator (CRA).
Application Process: For a full description and list of qualifications and to apply please visit: http://jobs.lewisu.edu/postings/3121
Inspired by the Universities Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.
Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity. Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.