Director, Sponsored Projects
Director, Sponsored Projects
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The University of Nevada, Reno, a high impact, land grant, research university is recruiting for a Director of Sponsored Projects. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration, the Director of Sponsored Projects develops policy and provides leadership in all aspects of the administration of research and other sponsored activities. This position supervises a staff of 22 Research Administrators, Grant Accountants, Grants and Contracts Officers, and Managers.
Building on existing strengths and joining a collective effort to support the advancement of research and extramural funding opportunities, the Director will oversee the proposal development and application process, lead institution review of awards and contracts, and work with other university administrators to develop and implement funded research.
The successful candidate understands the Federal regulations as they pertain to research administration at a research university; is knowledgeable of the Code of Federal Regulations; is competent and experienced in negotiating contracts and subcontracting agreements with multiple sponsors involving administrative terms and conditions; is well versed in the submission requirements of major sponsors, and has experience with electronic proposal submission/award management tools. In addition, the successful candidate has strong supervisory and management skills; proven leadership and team building skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to manage high volume, high complexity issues in a heavily regulated environment with minimal supervision.
Master's Degree and four years of related professional and managerial work experience, or a Doctoral degree and two years of related professional and managerial work experience.
Related experience: research administration, contract negotiation, budgetary experience or related research activities. Two years of supervisory experience.
Candidate must be a Certified Research Administrator OR obtain certification within the first year of employment.
Comp Grade E
The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, thirty (30) days of sick leave provided upon start date and two (2) days of sick leave accrued per full month after the first year of service, two (2) days of annual leave accrued each full month, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits
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Research & Innovation exists as a service organization for the University faculty. We focus on enhancing research enterprise by supporting collaboration and innovation. For more information about our department, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/sponsored-projects
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
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