The Director of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research provides leadership in promoting, securing, and administering external and internal funding to support sponsored program activities of Nazareth College faculty and staff members. Responsible for managing the administrative activities of the program including identification and dissemination of funding opportunities, assistance with grant preparation, setting program policies and objectives, oversight of regulatory and compliance issues and ensures the efficient and effective operation of the Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research. Serves as Research Integrity Officer and maintains certifications and assurances with state and federal agencies to maintain eligibility as needed. Serves as developer, advocate and contact for student research initiatives and participates in creating Faculty Development opportunities. This administrative staff position reports to the Vice President for Academic affairs and works closely with the Vice President for Finance and the Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations.
Manage Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research
Actively seek funding opportunities and disseminate information to the appropriate parties, providing support related to articulation and development of proposals including budgets.
Provide faculty and staff with support related to the articulation and development of fundable research agendas, the search for appropriate funding opportunities, proposal preparation and budget development, reporting requirements and regulation compliance.
Administer internal funding opportunities, revising as needed to meet College priorities in consultation with appropriate college offices.
Manage the administrative set-up of new grants and contracts awarded to the College.
Work in partnership with faculty and staff of relevant College offices to formulate, evaluate and implement policies and procedures to assure research compliance across the college and in accordance with Federa and/or other granting agencies regulations;monitor and facilitate timely and accurate fiscal and narrative reporting; monitor and authorize all expenditures to grant restricted accounts
Maintain eligibility through assurances and certifications as required by state and federal granting agencies.
Represent the College at professional development meetings and conferences, both locally and nationally, to help increase the college’s national profile, network, and success rates in the area of sponsored programs.
Oversee the maintenance of an Office of Sponsored Programs and Faculty Research website
Provide workshops and training opportunities on grant writing as well as promote college resources to increase number of faculty seeking grant opportunities
Serve as liaison between the College and undergraduate research organizations.
Work collaboratively with Institutional Advancement to develop coordinated approaches to grant makers; support post grant administration of institutional grants obtained through the Institutional Advancement Office.
All other duties as assigned
Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
• Master’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience in academic pre and post award grants administration and sponsored programs • Demonstrated ability in researching and assessing potential sources of grant funding through a variety of federal, state and privately funded resources • Advanced knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements, guidelines and processes at both the state and federal levels governing research and sponsored programs • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. • Expertise in cultivating and sustaining collaborative partnerships across diverse internal and external constituent groups • Excellent communication (written/verbal), management, supervisory, interpersonal skills and leadership ability • Exceptional organizational skills and be able to attend to and prioritize projects. • Ability to successfully manage interpersonal working relationships. As appropriate, collaborate with staff in other units and divisions to achieve the goals of the College. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Handles confidential information sensitively and appropriately.
Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
• Doctorate degree and a minimum of five years of related experience • Demonstrated leadership and/or active membership in professional organizations or activities related to research and grants administration •Broad exposure to higher education issues on the local, state and national levels, with a keen understanding of research and policy issues in higher education
Internal Number: 1872
About Nazareth College of Rochester
Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.It is the policy of Nazareth College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status in the admission of students to the College; in any of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College; in the administration of its educational policies, admission p...olicies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the College; or in the employment practices of the College.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other protected status, or any other basis upon which discrimination is prohibited by municipal, state, or federal law. In a continuing effort to enrich our academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.