The Assistant Director of Post-Award Administration is responsible for leadership and oversight of the Post Award Research Administration Team within URA. The Post Award Research Administration Team is responsible for the management of sponsored projects at the University of Chicago, which includes but is not limited to: reviewing, interpreting, and accepting sponsored project agreements on behalf of the University of Chicago; ensuring proper establishment of sponsored project accounts in within university systems; managing effective collaboration with individuals responsible for billing and collections of sponsored projects; and proactive management and reporting of sponsored projects throughout the life of the award. The Assistant Director, Post-Award Administration provides oversight for the management of the Post-Award Research Administration Team within URA to ensure consistency, equitable workloads, and assistance, as needed. The Associate Director will exercise delegated institutional authority to approve sponsored project agreements and make recommendations to the Executive Director of Sponsored Programs for further delegating that authority. This position provides assistance to University personnel on policies and procedures for award and cash management. The Assistant Director will coordinate with the Executive Director and URA Training Team to ensure current issues of importance in sponsored award management are communicated to the research administration community across campus.This position requires the ability to analyze, interpret and implement University policy and procedures, the Federal Uniform Guidance, and award specific terms and conditions. This individual will maintain excellent communication skills (oral & written), planning, problem-solving, organizational, project management and customer services skills. The Assistant Director is responsible for working in collaboration with other key service providers across campus to deliver seamless support to the researchers at the University of Chicago. The position requires direct contact with Divisional leaders, professional staff within the Federal government, with non-federal sponsors, corporate sponsors, with other institutions, and with faculty and administrative staff at the University. Leadership in providing high quality customer service is a high priority requirement of this position.The Assistant Director of Post-Award Administration will be expected to be an active participant in research administration professional organizations such as COGR, FDP, or NCURA.
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