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Associate Vice President for Compliance and Research Administration

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
The typical salary range for this position is $185K to $205K.
Posted Date
Apr 21, 2023

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The University of Nevada, Reno is seeking a collaborative and strategic leader to fill the role of Associate Vice President for Compliance and Research Administration.  In this position, you will be responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures related to award administration activities, environmental health and safety, animal care and use programs, and human subject-related research. Working closely with upper-level administration, you will ensure that all research activities comply with federal, state, and university regulations, and that our researchers have the resources and support they need to carry out their work with integrity and safety.


As the liaison between principal investigators, research sponsors, and various university offices and committees, you will ensure that all sponsored agreements and awards are processed in a timely and effective manner, and negotiate non-standard terms and conditions of awards, grants, and contracts with government contract officers and private company attorneys. You will also oversee compliance and regulatory affairs, manage the accreditation process of various bodies, and coordinate audits and monitoring activities to ensure compliance with sponsor and federal regulations.


In addition to your administrative duties, you will lead a team of directors responsible for sponsored projects, research integrity, environmental health and safety, and animal resources; ensuring that staff are properly trained and coached to handle complex compliance issues, operational and process improvement opportunities, and change management within their departments. You will also provide support to the Vice President for Research and Innovation in budget development and strategic planning, conceptualizing data reporting to enhance decision-making, and completing other tasks and projects as assigned.


If you are a highly motivated and skilled professional with a passion for integrity and compliance, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity!


Required Qualifications

Master's Degree and five (5) years related managerial experience or Doctorate Degree/Terminal Degree and three years (3) related managerial experience.

Related Experience: Research administration, regulatory policy and policy formulation, contract negotiation and budgetary experience.


Schedule or Travel Requirements

Variable work schedule

Occasional Travel


Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University.   With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow!  All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. 


Perks of Working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave and life insurance  – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax!


Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.  Faculty Grants-in-Aid


Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.  Dual Career Assistance Program


Department Information

Research & Innovation exists as a service organization for the University faculty. We focus on enhancing research enterprise by supporting collaboration and innovation. We strive to provide faculty with the resources necessary to succeed in their goals of educating students, conducting research and contributing to regional economic development. We are focused on managing the support organizations that assist faculty in obtaining and managing funding, conducting research with integrity and in a safe and healthy environment, and facilitating connections with industry. We want to continue to build a collaborative University setting where faculty can form connections and work on interdisciplinary research that produces discoveries with wide ranging effects.

For more information, please visit Research & Innovation

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