Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Administration
Position Summary: The University of Georgia (UGA) invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Administration. The University of Georgia, with its rapidly expanding grants portfolio, seeks an experienced and visionary Executive Director of Sponsored Projects Administration to lead and advance its recently integrated, pre/post-award sponsored programs office. Reporting to the Vice President for Research, the Executive Director will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues in UGA's Finance and Administration division, as well as administrators and faculty across the university to support an expanding and diverse portfolio of grants and contracts (examples of funding agencies include NSF, NIH, USDA, DOE, etc.). S/he will ensure the delivery of efficient, proactive, customer-friendly service, based on the latest best practices, that is aimed at furthering research initiatives across the enterprise while also ensuring all compliance standards are fully maintained. The Executive Director will serve as a key expert for sponsored programs and research administration for UGA and the UGA Research Foundation, Inc., and will be a contributing member of the Vice President for Research senior leadership team. S/he will be expected to promote a working environment that rewards new ideas and innovation, nurtures teamwork and collaboration, and promotes diversity. The Executive Director must effectively and efficiently manage budgets, identify and analyze appropriate performance metrics, evaluate personnel and positions, problem solve, and interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders. S/he should be an effective representative for UGA in local, regional and national settings. The department's website can be found here via https://spa.uga.edu/.
Responsibilities: Direct the Pre Award and Post Award teams in Sponsored Projects Administration. Manage day-to-day activities of the office and ensure efficiency, accuracy, and strong customer service from SPA staff. Define and use metrics to analyze success and failures and increase productivity.
Qualifications: Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
EEO Policy Statement: The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.