Assistant Vice President of Corporations/Foundations & Sponsored Programs
UNT Dallas - the first public institution of higher education in the city - offers faculty and staff the unique opportunity to help shape the character of the 21st century, learner-focused, urban comprehensive university.
Assistant Vice President of Corporations/Foundations & Sponsored Programs
Job Description Summary:
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President of Corporations/Foundations & Sponsored Programs.
The University – the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city – seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university, its core values (virtue, civility, reasoning, and accountability), and its vision to become a highly valued University that will be recognized for its distinctive interdisciplinary approaches to education, for innovative research, and for its commitment to serving Dallas, surrounding communities, and the State of Texas. For more information about the university, go to: http://dallas.unt.edu/
We represent a dynamic, growing campus, and as such we are seeking to hire top talent to fulfill the vision of the campus. The University of North Texas at Dallas is a state employer offering great benefits, including medical, dental, life, retirement, ample paid time off, and great work/life balance.
The Assistant Vice President of Corporations/Foundations & Sponsored Programs will be a leadership position who proactively identifies and develops grants for the UNT Dallas campus community in alignment with the strategic goals and priorities of the campus. The Assistant Vice President of Research/Sponsored Programs will build out the foundation and infrastructure for the Grants Management Office at UNT Dallas. This position will partner with community contacts, donors, businesses, and organizations to facilitate grants and sponsorships for the campus. This position partners with faculty to assist them with the writing, development, and submission of their grants, including facilitating IRS-related documents. The Assistant Vice President of Corporations/Foundations & Sponsored Programs collaborates with faculty, deans, staff, and other key campus constituents as well as a high level of collaboration with grant partners. Post-award, the Assistant Vice President of Research/Sponsored Programs ensures that proper oversight is afforded to the Primary Investigator (PI) through Office of Research Services (ORS) accountants, UNT Dallas Accounting, and University Advancement offices as necessary.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to
- Develop policy & procedure that are in line with University of North Texas ORS grants management policies and guidelines. Ensure policies and procedures are kept up to date, disseminated and followed
- Ensures UNT Dallas and Office of Research Services sponsored program management policies and guidelines are kept up to date, disseminated and followed
- Develop clear understanding of the resources and responsibilities of the Office of Research Services in Denton as a service provider for UNT Dallas Grants Management
- Meets regularly with faculty, staff, and administrators to conceptualize and refine ideas for research agendas leading to external funding
- Identifies common and complementary research interests among faculty and assemble teams to address multidisciplinary funding opportunities
- Seeks and facilitates professional development opportunities to improve the quality and quantity of proposals
- Collaborate with University of North Texas ORS grants team to search various public/private databases for grant opportunities, and identify agencies and opportunities related to faculty and research group interests;
- Searches various databases for grant opportunities, and identify agencies and opportunities related to faculty and research group interests
- Notify potential Primary Investigators and Co-Primary Investigator of relevant webinars and review Request for Proposals with potential Primary Investigators;
- Ensure timely approval of UNT Dallas sponsored program proposals prior to moving forward
- Submits letters of intent or facilitate for faculty submission of letters
- Supports individual faculty and teams during the development phases, including participation in meetings of proposal writing, developing timelines, ensuring deadlines are met, collaborating with ORS to ensure compliance with sponsor requirements;
- Improve the content, clarity, organization and visual appeal as well as write the nonscientific proposal sections (provide boiler plate needs assessments, brief summary statements of personnel, etc.) and collaborate with ORS for final edits
- Develops budgets with faculty and others
- Completes conflict of interest forms
- Seeks Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals if needed
- Visit potential collaborators (ISDs, Community Colleges, Community Based Organizations, etc.) to secure letters of commitment and cost-sharing documents
- Submits proposals through ORS channels or gain ORS authorization for online submissions by Primary Investigators;
- Works with Primary Investigators, ORS post-award staff, and UNT Dallas University Advancement to ensure budget oversight and appropriate management of grants
- Ensure reports are submitted on time to granting agencies
- Cultivate strong working relationship with private foundations
University of North Texas at Dallas is an AA/ADA/EOE
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and four years of professional related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to grants and contract administration; of research and budgeting processes; business administration, including financial management and accounting; and of program planning and development
- Skill in grant preparation, development, and monitoring; in report writing; in budget development; and in operating a computer and applicable software
- Ability to interpret guidelines, policies, procedures, and regulations; to evaluate contracts; to evaluate fiscal data for reasonableness, necessity, and conformity with grant requirements; to communicate effectively; and to plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to make effective presentations using technological presentation tools
- Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with university faculty and staff
- Strong organizational customer service
- Successful track record as a grant writer in industry, academia, or government
- Proven track record in building external relations and facilitating connections on behalf of an organization
- Ability to work independently, coordinating and prioritizing multiple projects
- Master’s degree or higher in any field of study
- Experience as a grant officer in a federal or state agency
- Experience as a grant reviewer
- Experience in higher education as a faculty or staff
- Successful sponsored research development and/or related management experience
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.
For more information and to apply, visit: unt-dallas.peopleadmin.com
Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 students to 2300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas, already among the most diverse universities in the nation, accepted its first freshman class in Fall 2010. For more information about the university, go to http://www.unt.edu/dallas.