Director of Research and Grants Administration

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Research and Grants Administration reporting to the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies is responsible for managing and overseeing the college’s administrative research functions.  Responsibilities include managing the internal research grant process, assisting faculty in locating research opportunities, reviewing grant proposals to meet sponsor guidelines, developing grant budgets, monitoring grant account expenses, closing out projects, and managing Research Office staff.  The Director of Grants Management ensures adherence to grant agency and foundation policies and is responsible for staying abreast of current/changing policies and regulations.  They will serve as the primary contact person to resolve matters in cooperation with the Grants Management Dept. and Research Accounting Services, including budget preparation and proposal submission for multi-institutional and multi-collegial grant proposals.

This position will be working on campus with flexible hours.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of directly related experience.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required skills and abilities:

*Demonstrated ability to manage department and sub-unit grant proposals

*Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement strategic plans

*Knowledge of data management software and practices to submit timely reports on graduate student funding

*Knowledge of multiple funding agencies

*Knowledge of grant and financial management software

*Knowledge of University systems including ERA, ERS, and Banner Finance

*Demonstrated ability to work under pressure while handling multiple tasks and time constraints

*Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

*Demonstrated ability to recommend grants management strategies for departments

*Demonstrated ability to manage and train faculty and staff

*Strong ability to edit grant proposals

*Demonstrated ability to adhere to current and changing policies and regulations

*Strong verbal communication skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff in a professional manner

*Strong accuracy


*Master’s degree

Note:  This description incorporates the most typical duties performed.  It is recognized that other related duties not specifically mentioned may also be performed.  The inclusion of these duties would not alter the overall evaluation of this position.

To Apply:

Visit Requisition Number: 21001800

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 in which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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