Executive Director - Grant & Research Development

Job description

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Executive Director - Grant & Research Development Posting Number 2019016EP Position Information

Classification Title Exec Dir-Acad Grants/Cntrts Working Title Executive Director - Grant & Research Development Classification Code 1589 RCW Exemption Criteria 11 - Executive Head EWU Position Number E99887 CUPA Code A-176000 - Chief Sponsored Research/Programs Administrator FLSA Exempt - Executive Bargaining Unit % Full Time 100% Salary / Wage Range AE - 115 Salary Information


Anticipated Start Date Term of Appointment 12 months/year Location Cheney County Spokane Project Description Project Duration Background Check Yes - Both Responsible HR User Saundra Godin Responsible HR User Email address [email protected] Posting Text

Job Summary

We are currently seeking skilled and team-oriented applicants for the following position: Executive Director-Grant & Research Development

The Executive Director will plan, direct, and manage, the operations and services of the Office of Grant & Research Development including proposal development and other pre-award activities, post-award administration, and regulatory compliance functions. The position must understand and be able to apply the federal Uniform Guidance and the Federal Acquisition Regulations. The Executive Director will have had a role in or a working knowledge of administering the Revised Common Rule (45 CFR Part 46 – Protection of Human Subjects) in order to serve as the university’s human protections administrator and participate on the Institutional Review Board for human subjects research. The person in this position must possess: leadership ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, effective writing and critical thinking skills, and have the ability to receive and provide feedback.

Eastern Washington University offers a highly competitive compensation package, including market-based salary and excellent benefits.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern’s Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university fund or other items of value. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check.

Physical Demands

Optional: Contact Saundra Godin in Human Resource Services at [email protected] to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis which will describe conditions of employment, such as physical demands.

Pre-Placement Physical No Hearing Test No Medical Monitoring Post Hire No Protective Equipment

None anticipated

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • At least four years’ experience in grant and contract administration
  • Advanced knowledge of the major areas of regulatory compliance
  • Technologically proficient in the area of electronic research administration
  • Passing of criminal back ground check (upon hire)
  • Effective communication with internal and external constituents.
  • A high level of expertise and understanding in pre-award, post-award, and regulatory compliance matters
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to delegate and manage workflow
  • Effective teamwork and leadership
  • Effective crisis management
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Four or more years’ experience directing or in a leadership role in a university sponsored programs office
  • Experience in university policy development and compliance administration
  • Experience in human research protections
Other Skills and Abilities
  • Participate fully in professional development activities.
  • Participate fully in university-wide activities, committee work and other activities as assigned
  • Act professionally, performing job in a way that reflects positively on EWU, Academic Affairs, and the Office of Grant and Research Development
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Perform job in accordance with best practices in the field
  • Keep Vice Provost informed of work and of any areas of concern
  • Work effectively across all units and levels of the university
Work Schedule Type Regular Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Posting Date 05/02/2019 Open Until Further Notice No Closing Date 05/16/2019 Screening to Begin 05/17/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.
Required documentation includes all of the items listed below.
1. Attach a detailed cover letter in which you explain how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications [and preferred qualifications, if applicable]. It is preferred that you provide that information in a bulleted list or within a table within your cover letter.
2. Attach a chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications. Please include the names, addresses and phone numbers for 3 professional references in your resume (these can be identical to the references listed on the application).
3. Complete the online application form and respond to the online questions, if applicable.
4. Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Application Types Accepted Application Job Duties

% of Time 55 Responsibility / Duty

Plan, direct, and manage the operations, programs, and services of the Office of Grant & Research Development, including proposal development and other pre-award activities, post-award administration, and regulatory compliance functions on behalf of the university administration.

  • Coordinate grant and contract application and administration activities with
    college deans, academic affairs, business and finance, and student affairs as appropriate
  • Provide guidance to directors and staff in institutes, centers, and other self-support programs
  • Provide leadership to faculty and staff in the development of grant and contract proposals including evaluating/modifying text and developing budgets
  • Interpret guidelines, contract language and regulations of funding agencies
  • Make decisions that impact the fiscal management of grants and contracts
  • Maintain contact with funding agencies and legislative offices
  • Develop contracts for services and subrecipient agreements, review agreements and obtain necessary university signatures on final agreements
  • Administer nonfinancial post-award actions including no-cost extensions and other actions requiring prior approval and award transfers from other institutions
  • Troubleshoot and intervene on difficult situations regarding grant management or compliance
  • Participate in university and unit level strategic planning
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff in the Office of Grant and Research Development and selected grant programs
  • Assume other responsibilities as delegated by the Vice Provost or Provost
Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 20 Responsibility / Duty

Develop, contribute to, implement, and administer university policies and procedures for compliance with federal and state regulations affecting grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and subawards.

  • Assume administrative responsibility for interfacing with internal regulatory groups such as Human Subjects, Biosafety, and Intellectual Property Committee
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in regulatory compliance specifically in the areas of level of effort reporting, human subjects’ administration, and responsible conduct of research, etc.
  • Help write and edit university policies and procedures pertaining to the oversight and administration of grants, contracts and research
  • Oversee Level of Effort reporting procedures
  • Maintain working knowledge of and apply Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) in decision making on federally funded programs
Essential Function Indicator Yes Job Duties

% of Time 25 Responsibility / Duty

Serve as the university’s human protections’ administrator and serve on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subjects’ research and oversee other areas of regulatory compliance.

  • Provide human protections administration including ensuring compliance with university policy and federal regulations governing the use of human subjects in research
  • Serve as a member of the Institutional Review Board and complete the review and approval of applications to conduct exempt, expedited, and full board research on behalf of the university
  • Communicate with the Office of Human Research Protections, as necessary. maintaining the university’s Federal Wide Assurance.
  • Provide one on one and classroom IRB training to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Review and approve surveys and other forms of data being collected for purposes other than research.
Essential Function Indicator Yes Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Diversity Response
Optional Documents
  1. DD214 Form
  2. Other Document #1
  3. Other Document #2




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/11/2019
Application Due: 5/20/2019
Work Type: