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( Research) Grants and Operations Manager

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
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Job Title: ( Research) Grants and Operations Manager
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 236883
Job Summary Provide strategic guidance and support in developing interdisciplinary sponsored grants, contracts, and ancillary sponsored projects. Provide guidance for across College of Sciences sponsored grant operations to include developing, implementing and optimizing all new and existing business processes. The two primary focus areas are:

  1. Providing strategic and practical support to develop, submit and maintain large-scale sponsored research projects and 2) Enhancing the research mission of the CoS:
  2. Serve as administrative liaison among research teams and sponsored project officers to manage the proposal development process
  3. Function as the lead to support grant writing: provide guidance on the proposal layout and style (for compliance, consistency and clarity, especially on the non-science part)
  4. Oversee, coordinate and support the development and submission of center-level proposals in collaboration with other colleges/IRIs.
Impact and Influence:

This position reports to CoS Associate Dean for Research; interacts with College and School staff and management, GT business operations, and sponsored project officers, faculty; advises, and counsels faculty, staff and research administrators across units.

Responsibilities Provide strategic and practical support to develop, submit and maintain large-scale sponsored research projects in the College of Sciences at Georgia Tech.

      Support the development of a portfolio of active proposalsCollaborate when appropriate with EVPR’s Office of Research Development and on supporting center-level proposals in collaboration with other colleges/IRIsUtilize available information systems to support business needs such as recording data on funding opportunities via transparent, transferable, and accessible methods.Track grant applications and success ratesMonthly reporting of grant activities across schoolsPartner with various area directors to track opportunities for foundation awards and track of cost-share commitmentsCollaborate with key stakeholders to develop and communicate policies and procedures relating to research operations
Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree

Five to seven years of job-related experience

Preferred Qualifications Ph.D. or Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Three to five years of demonstrated success working with teams of faculty to develop multidisciplinary research proposals for federal and foundation funding. Three to five years of project management, research, grant writing or grant management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Specialized skills required for this job: Advanced communication skills, including robust writing and organizational skills.

Specialized skills preferred: Ability to develop budgets for interdisciplinary research projects. In addition, review; project management, and consulting skills are essential. Ability to critically review and edit technical documents. Ability to organize and manage processes required for development of large, complex proposals. Ability to work effectively with diverse teams of individuals. Ability to maintain confidentiality and apply judgment, discretion, and initiative in coordinating complex projects. Ability to maintain flexibility and prioritize tasks under tight deadlines. Ability to think strategically while maintaining attention to detail. Ability to interpret and ensure compliance with federal, state, and foundation requirements for grant proposals. Ability to work with a variety of software packages and to learn new software packages quickly. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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