Associate Director - Award Initiation and Management - Office of Sponsored Programs (Remote)

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

West Virginia UniversityResearch Office, Office of Sponsored Programs is currently accepting applications for an Associate Director.

The West Virginia University (WVU) Research Office, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), provides central coordination and oversight of WVU sponsored projects. The OSP team processes proposals, establishes awards, and negotiates resultant grants, contracts, and other agreements. The Award Initiation and Management sub-department is one of three sub-departments within OSP.

The team members of the OSP Award Initiation and Management (AIM) sub-department assist the WVU community with reviewing and understanding guidelines and federal policies, and procedures related to grants and contracts.

The Award Initiation and Management Associate Director is the leader of the AIM sub-department and is responsible for routine to complex sub-department decision making. The Associate Director will provide supervisory and day-to-day direction to the Assistant Director of Award Initiation and Management.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays ( staff holiday calendar )
  • 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
    (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information ? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
What you'll do:
  • Provide general leadership and guidance to all members of the award initiation and management team.
  • Foster an environment that focuses on the research office mission of collaboration, professionalism, and kindness through service.
  • Engage in strategic planning processes.
  • Engage in long-term planning of the strategic direction of the sub-department.
  • Provide leadership for special projects/initiatives as directed, while approaching work
    with a cross-functional and cross-organizational mindset.
  • Troubleshoot to develop creative, interdisciplinary solutions to high-profile problems
    or concerns.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of standard operating procedures in collaboration with staff members.
  • Engage and or connect team in professional and leadership development activities as
    appropriate to maximize office efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Design and prepare sub-department data and performance reports for the director of OSP.
  • Apply organizational policies and procedures resolves moderate to complex
  • Apply independent judgment and resourcefulness to adapt to the business
  • Prioritize time-sensitive material for appropriate action.
  • Provide WVU Research Corporation and WVU signature authority, as directed by the Director of OSP.
Qualifications :
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent relevant experience
  • Expert knowledge of 2 CFR 200
  • A minimum of seven (7) years experience in the following:
    • Research Administration, including application of 2 CFR 200
  • A minimum of six (6) years experience in the following:
    • Electronic Research Administration
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in the following:
    • Staff Supervision
    • Training and Development of Staff
  • Excellent communication and listening skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with various customers throughout WVU.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer and team-oriented management.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, empower, and lead employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and appropriately apply discretion.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and delegate.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of research administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and appropriately apply Federal, State, and University policies and procedures, and interpret cost principles.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Research Administrator, preferred.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU’s academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit . View current career opportunities at .

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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