Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Research

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted
May 06, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number
S00073P

Position Title
Assistant Director, Office of Sponsored Research

Department
Dean of the Faculty - VPAA

Position Status
Full-Time

Position Type
Regular

Months per Year
12 Months

Work hours

8:30am - 4:30pm

Start Date (For temporary positions only)

End Date (For temporary positions only)

Position Band/Level
150 = AP29

Pay Range
$58,000 - $67,000 commensurate with experience

Ad Text

Job Summary

The Office of Sponsored Research is seeking an Assistant Director with both pre-award and post-award responsibilities for grants, contracts, and other awards received by the College. We are particularly interested in candidates from under-represented backgrounds who can add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. The Assistant Director will actively support research and sponsored scholarship under development at the College, work closely with an increasingly diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators in the management of a varied and growing portfolio of external grants and contracts, and facilitate compliance with federal regulations and College and sponsor policies and requirements.

The Assistant Director should have extensive experience in proposal development, including drafting budgets that are accurate, fiscally responsible, and compliant with College and sponsor policy; ensuring proposals are compliant with sponsor guidelines; developing budget justifications, biographical sketches, facilities, equipment and other resources statements, and impact statements; reviewing and editing proposal drafts; working with external collaborators to obtain letters of collaboration, statements of intent to establish subcontracts agreements, etc.; and uploading all required proposal materials to online application systems.

The Assistant Director should also have in-depth literacy in grants management, including managing procurement on awarded grants, contracts and other agreements; assisting PIs with the submission of required progress and final reports; reviewing and approving grant expenditures for allowability and allocability; ensuring effort certification, sub-recipient monitoring, responsible conduct of research training, financial conflict of interest, etc. are carried out; drafting and/or negotiating grant, contract and subaward agreements, material transfer agreements, and data use agreements; and meeting with PIs on a regular basis to review budget expenditures, provide projections, and assess the need for rebudgeting, no-cost extension requests, or other prior approval requests.

The Assistant Director will be involved in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to facilitate compliance with federal, state and private sponsor requirements, such as participating in policy discussions, recommending policy or procedural changes, and ensuring PIs maintain compliance with College and funding agency policies and regulations over the life cycle of the award. Ideally, the Assistant Director will also have responsibilities pertaining to IACUC coordination and administration.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of experience in research administration or a Master's Degree with 3 years of experience in research administration. The successful candidate must have excellent communications skills, both oral and written; a broad understanding of complex and varied federal regulations and sponsor-specific guidelines; the ability to think critically and work collaboratively in order to successfully resolve questions and issues for faculty, staff, and colleagues; the ability to multitask, prioritize, and communicate timely and professionally to a diverse range of individuals; and strong attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

CRA (Certified Research Administrator); Experience with IACUC coordination and administration; Knowledge of federal and state animal-based research compliance regulations and policies.

Physical Demands (For Union Positions Only)

EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references. The list must include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

All documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: careers@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5800.

Posting Information

Posting Date
05/05/2018

Open Until Filled
Yes

Closing Date

Quicklink for Posting
http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1933

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other
  2. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References
Optional Documents


    Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
    Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result
    CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

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