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
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
* Frequent direct interaction with faculty, senior administrators
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Ability to prioritize work well and focus on completion of
* 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 http://careers.temple.edu/. 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
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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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