Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Faculty & Research Affairs. The position is located at Hillman Hall. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, the Manager of Research Affairs manages a research development team, including proposal coordination and compilation of reports of office activities.� In addition, the Manager of Research Affairs is responsible for providing research and analysis to inform interim, annual, and long-range strategic planning for sponsored research activity at the Brown School and proactively identifies and investigates options for new funding mechanisms.� The Manager will work collaboratively with the Associate Dean for Administration (ADA) and the Director of Financial Operations on strategic planning and sponsored research projections.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and direct the day-to-day organization and functioning of the proposal development team, including the coordination and compliance of reports of office activities.
Full authority and responsibility to direct and supervise staff.
Develop and implement policies, procedures and processes designed to improve planning, decision making, and office effectiveness.
Supervise proposal development process and budgets for submissions.
Oversee large-scale grant transfers, inter-departmental proposal submissions, and other collaborative research activities.
Manages submission for all grant proposals for the Brown School.
Develop a strategic compliance plan for research development.� Coordinate, monitor, analyze and enforce regulatory compliance requirements that relate to externally funded research and training at the Brown School.
Develop and maintain relationships with staff of primary funding constituencies around regulatory compliance issues and our externally funded research activity.
Assure that required grant and contract reports related to compliance, subcontracting, terminations, and closeouts are submitted in accordance with sponsor guidelines.
Point of contact for the University Office of Sponsored Research Services in relation to regulatory compliance issues.
Provide direction to anticipate and guide the short-range and long-range planning process for Brown School sponsored research activity.
In conjunction with the ADA and the Director of Financial Operations, contribute to the school’s budgeting process in regards to research funding for the school.
Research, analysis and preparation of reports to determine future strategic direction, accountability and effectiveness.� Analyze grant portfolios of prospective faculty candidates to determine alignment with the School’s research objectives.
Assess risk and strategic impact of proposed sponsored projects activity.
Identify, implement and manage new funding mechanisms and structures, including relationships with new government entities and private agencies, and multiple funding streams for planned institutional initiatives.�
Oversee the maintenance, and streamlining of systems and procedures used to track research efforts and compliance requirements.
Establish key metrics for assessing effectiveness of identified processes and systems.
Design and review data-driven reports and dashboard systems for use by the Dean, Associate Dean for Administration and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in assessing the School’s effectiveness in meeting its overall research objectives.
Oversee and provide guidance, communications, and training for staff, faculty and administrators related to compliance requirements for research.
Provide consultation to staff, faculty, and students related to research compliance.
Anticipate training related to Brown School researchers’ emerging compliance needs and identify opportunities to meet those needs.
Interface with Washington University offices regarding research.
Represent the school externally to sponsors and peers on research compliance inquiries and issues.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in a university based research environment, with three to five years’ experience as a supervisor, exercising a high degree of autonomy and using skills in planning, initiative and problem solving.
Knowledge of proposal development, submission, award and management processes, policies, and procedures related to research grants and contracts.
Knowledge of financial management software and tools, outstanding quantitative and professional writing experience, reporting skills and experience working with diverse professional staff required.��
Master’s degree in business administration or related field.
Working knowledge of Social Work and/or Public Health research.
Demonstrated records and database skills, and ability to facilitate the research efforts of faculty.
Excellent skills in attention to detail, locating and interpreting information related to requirements and policies.
Proofreading and editing skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, both in person and on the telephone.
Ability to be effective in a high-pressured environment and to meet deadlines.
Very good oral and written communication skills.
Proficient in the use of software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Ability to multitask, prioritize changing needs and work under pressure.
Ability to exercise a high degree of autonomy, using strategic skills in staff planning, initiative and problem solving.
Ability to work with different constituencies in the University and external agencies, public and private.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter when applying.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.