SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Duties: The Senior AD serves as a senior grants or contract specialist, providing training and guidance to the team on all matters related to grants review, contract and subcontract negotiation, interpretation, compliance, and general administration on all matters related to Pre Award and Non-financial Post Award of sponsored research proposals. The Senior AD will provide supervision and management of a team of staff members and is responsible for monitoring and reporting performance of staff to the Director of Pre Award. The Senior AD will manage a portfolio of grants or contracts and be the point of contact for sponsoring agencies and serve as a liaison for the institution. The Senior AD will provide action-oriented and expert support to Principal Investigators (PIs) and handle specific contract and audit issues with integrity. The Senior AD must master a wide range of complex operational and administrative matters, and demonstrate a detailed understanding of the organization and functions of academic departments, organizational research units, and other campus units involved in research administration. The Senior AD must be familiar with and maintain external regulations and University academic policies and administrative standards.
Qualifications: A JD or Master's is preferred. A Bachelor's Degree and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.
Detailed knowledge of the administrative components of a proposal including: understanding of standard proposal requirements, terms and conditions, budget development and resource requirements; bio-sketches; facilities pages; and subawards. Previous experience working with clinical research and industry and/or government contracting, and familiarity and understanding of best practices for project and contract management. Detailed knowledge of applicable federal, state and other sponsor regulations related to sponsored projects.
Ability to work independently in a team environment, take ownership of the resolution of problems, be flexible and accountable, manage conflicting responsibilities, prioritize tasks and consistently meet deadlines.
Reference Number: 87-29208
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: Research Services
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration