Posting Number 2018-5484 Location US-NY-New York Posted Date 2018-12-21 Union N/A School/Division Office of the Vice Provost for Research (WS1763) Department Name : Office of Sponsored Programs FT/PT Full-Time
The Senior Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) at New York University reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Sponsored Research. OSP provides pre-award and non-financial post award research administration service and support in sponsored program management to faculty Investigators, academic schools and units as well as provostial centers and institutes conducting research and undertaking other sponsored activities for the Washington Square campus (all divisions except NYU School of Medicine and Langone Medical Center) as well as the global campuses including NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai (with the exception of UAE or Chinese government sponsors which are overseen by research administration at the respective global campuses). The Senior Director of OSP is given delegated authority by the Assistant Vice Provost for Sponsored Research to provide assurances, representations, and certifications for the endorsement and submission of more than 1800 proposals annually. The Senior Director serves as authorized organizational representative and is responsible for the oversight of negotiation and sign-off on the terms and conditions of all agreements and subagreements binding the University to contractual obligations related to performance on more than 1700 awards annually for research, teaching, training, service and other sponsored activities supported by federal, state, non-profit, foundation, private industry and foreign sponsors. The Senior Director serves as liaison to Sponsored Programs Administration, NYU's post award finance office on the implementation of policies and procedures and supports systems integration pre- to post award through NYU's CAYUSE grants management to FAME financial systems. S/he contributes to the development and reporting of research and sponsored programs metrics to inform the university on annual research revenues budget. Exercises considerable independent judgment, s/he works closely with campus academic leadership to plan short-and long-term strategies that support the submission of competitive grant and contract proposal applications including the facilitation of interdisciplinary responses to specialized requests for proposals. Develops strong working relationships within the campus administration and with faculty to facilitate and encourage a positive culture to support research success and incentivize faculty to seek external funding. Provide excellent customer service. The Senior Director of OSP provides leadership and mentorship to staff members of NYU's central office for preaward research administration. The Senior Director oversees all staffing, budget, and operations of the OSP functional areas including proposal development, award management, contracts and subaward collaborations, international projects and AFAR, regulatory and sponsor compliance related to the conduct of sponsored projects, and research business intelligence platforms and systems supporting system to system proposal submission and award management and research and sponsored programs metrics and reporting. Responsible for ensuring conformance with federal regulations, sponsor guidelines and compliance with institutional and sponsor policies, assessing and mitigating institutional and individual risk through administrative infrastructure development. Communicates changes in sponsor policies and procedures and helps to manage the related professional training of departmental administrators and grant managers in research administration.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree
Preferred Education: Advanced degree or Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation
Required Experience: Five or more years at senior professional level experience in a research university, Sponsored Projects Office or equivalent (at the level of Director or Associate Director). Broad knowledge of and experience with all aspects of research and sponsored project administration and the award life cycle, pre- through post award. Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply principles and regulatory framework of the Uniform Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and Single Audit.
Preferred Experience: Ten or more years at a major research institution in a senior leadership role with oversight of an Office of Sponsored Programs or equivalent in addition to having spent five or more years as a decentralized grants management/departmental research administrator. Five years post award grants management experience. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) designation.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Expert knowledge of the field of grant proposal writing and sponsored programs and research administration. Expert knowledge of various government agency, foundation, corporate, and foreign sponsored program requirements and practices. Extensive knowledge of government regulatory policy and implementation for sponsored projects. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Skilled in negotiating contracts and budget modifications. Knowledge of key office technology and expert knowledge of software for tracking sponsored programs. Extensive knowledge of the NSF's Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey and rankings methodology. Proven track record in streamlining operations and reducing administrative burden to faculty. Demonstrated ability to develop and participate in continuous process improvement. Ability to develop strong relationships and partnerships with university stakeholders, including faculty, administrators, research staff, students and governmental agencies as well as other prospective funding sources including private foundations, corporations and foreign entities. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies; ability to explain complex concepts, ability to listen and respond to the concerns/ideas of others; ability to be an entrepreneur in developing new relationships and sources of sponsorship and grant funding. Ability to adjust strategies to changing campus needs. Ability to set priorities and execute accordingly. Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to lead a team. Ability to manage full time and part time staff. Ability to recruit, hire, train, direct, monitor, evaluate, and reward competent staff; ability to discipline staff when necessary. Have a commitment to OSP core values: a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships. b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics. c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation. d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners. e. EXCELLENCE: in research development and operations with broad and positive impact across the University for the Vice Provost for Research.
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