Director - Sponsored Programs and Research

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Mar 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Director - Sponsored Programs and Research
Baruch College

The College seeks a highly motivated, collaborative, and experienced individual who will provide outstanding leadership to the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research. The Director of Sponsored Programs and Research provides vision, guidance, coordination, and oversight for the College’s efforts to apply for and administer grants, contracts, and awards, with particular emphasis in the applied social sciences, business, and public affairs.

This position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Development. The duties and responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:
- Managing, promoting, advocating for, and providing guidance for faculty and student research, and institutional grants with emphasis on successful applications for awards, grants, and contracts.
- Identifying and cultivating cross- and inter-disciplinary areas of faculty research synergy appropriate for the pursuit of external funding from federal, state, and local sources.
- Researching and communicating information through multiple modalities (in-person, e-mail, online, etc.) on funding opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.
- Keeping abreast of national and international policies, trends, and best practices in sponsored research to provide expert consultation with institutional leadership, researchers, students, and other research stakeholders on complex research issues.
- Cultivating collaborative alliances with the College Office of Development, community partners, and cognate area colleges and universities.
- Working in close collaboration with College personnel and administration, the CUNY Research Foundation, and the CUNY Office of Sponsored Research, in the areas of research development and enhancement of faculty scholarship.
- Providing leadership and management for the professional staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.
- Develop and/or oversee systems to track and report activity, results, and data in Sponsored Programs and Research.
- Providing technical assistance in proposal development and grant writing, including budgeting, staffing, space and facilities requirements, etc.
- Overseeing College recoveries of indirect costs.

Compensation and Benefits:                                                   
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required, as well as a thorough knowledge of governmental regulations and compliance requirements and grant and contract management.

Master’s degree in a relevant area is strongly preferred. Mastery of computer applications and web-based tools; excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of federal and CUNY regulations governing research activities.

How to Apply: 
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #18526.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting
Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

Closing Date:
May 6, 2018

EEO Statement:                        
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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