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Assistant Director Research

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Director Research

Reporting to the Director of Research Administration within the College of Engineering, the Assistant Director is a responsible lead for assigned grant processes. Additionally, the incumbent will manage his/her own portfolio.
The Assistant Director will provide dedicated professional-level sponsored funds management with primary responsibility for post-award functions that include, but may not be limited to, account maintenance and oversight, billing/invoicing, reporting, compliance, and closeout. Works independently on a highly complex assigned portfolio that may include multiple Center grants. May also support proposal functions that include, but may not be limited to, proposal preparation, budget development, and submission.

This position service as a resource guide for departmental faculty and other administrators for research administration policies, processes, and activities. On behalf of faculty and our College, you will routinely interact with sponsor contacts, the University’s central offices, and collaborating institutions as needed. The Assistant Director will take on an increasingly complex and diverse research portfolio and will serve as backup in the Director’s absence.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years related post-award research administration or non-profit finance/accounting experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Ability to lead through adversity across multiple operational areas.
* Frequent direct interaction with faculty, senior administrators and staff.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to prioritize work well and focus on completion of tasks.
* Collaborates well with others, acts decisively, and makes sound judgments when called for.

* MBA or Master’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, or experience in grant management, administrative operations, and human resource areas
* Knowledge of Uniform Guidance
* Prior experience with international sponsors/funding

This position requires a background check.

How to apply:

To apply for this position and view other opportunities, please visit our website at Please attach your letter of interest, résumé, and three references to our online system in one document.

This position is temporarily assigned a hybrid work arrangement (on-campus and remote), the duration of this hybrid work arrangement is at the discretion of Temple University and the Department.

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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