Associate Director, Public Policy Lab (PPL) and Grants Facilitator for the College

Job description

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia.  The College of Liberal Arts is home to 38 undergraduate majors, 38 minors, 22 certificate programs, 14 doctoral programs, 18 master’s programs, and 6 graduate certificates.  With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays a tremendous role in Temple University’s academic success and its mission mirrors both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple University is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color.

The Associate Director (AD) of the Public Policy Lab (PPL) and College Grants Facilitator for the College is a dual role, full-time position that assists the Director in PPL’s ongoing operations and in furthering the mission of PPL and College grants administration.  The AD works with the Director to establish and implement PPL’s overarching short and long-term strategic initiatives.  The AD oversees publication process of policy briefs, annual bulletin and working paper series, assists in the planning of annual events, coordinates the application process for research fellows, coordinates and facilitates the workshop series and is responsible for the marketing and communication activities of the Lab.   The AD position also serves the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research’s portfolio in a strategic role by identifying and securing extramural funding that supports the research, instruction and public service missions of the College.  This position was established for the purpose of coordinating and assisting in the grant application and management process including: identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, assisting with the grant proposal writing process, developing budgets, and connecting faculty to potential collaborators.  Performs other duties as assigned.  

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and at least four years of related experience in an academic setting in higher education or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency with database and spreadsheet software programs. 
* Demonstrated ability to develop formal documents for reporting purposes. 
* Demonstrated oral, written and communication skills 
* Strong organizational and problem solving skills. 
* Ability to balance multiple tasks and provide appropriate follow-up services.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
* Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, along with the ability to successfully interact with a diverse population which includes the College Dean, Chairs, Senior administrators, faculty, students and staff. 
* Demonstrated customer service skills.

* Experience in an academic research environment.
* Familiarity with Temple University’s automated systems (e.g. Banner, eRA). 

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Anderson Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 4/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time