Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Programs - OVPR-2014074
: The Executive Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) will develop and oversee a team and operating structure that ensures the efficient and effective delivery of funded program support services with duties such as approving research budgets and collaborative arrangements, negotiating and developing awards and contracts, maintaining appropriate compliance with government regulations in proposal submissions and award processing, and facilitating and managing other steps in the research and funded program development process. They will be responsible for support of proposal development, efficient and careful proposal processing, contract negotiation, and management of compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Operations, the Executive Director, OSP is a senior administrative officer at CMU and will promote and support excellence of research and other sponsored programs across the University. The Exec Director, OSP will have signature authority for the majority of agreements related to sponsored projects at the university and will be a representative CMU to government, industrial, and foundation sponsors at all levels in proposal, pre-award, and compliance. The primary role of the Exec Director will be to work with peers in the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC), Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) and the Office of Research Systems and Operations (ORSO) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) to develop, refine and manage the execution of processes and systems needed to ensure the efficient negotiation and execution of agreements that support the research and education mission of the university.
Essential Responsibilities: *Leading and managing staff and operations in the Office of Sponsored programs who are responsible for the essential functions of the Office, such as proposal preparation and review, agreement negotiation and award processing, including the development of appropriate metrics that enable the monitoring and adjustment of workload across the organization and the flow of work through the organization, which will be regularly reviewed and reported to the AVP of Research Operations. * Direct involvement and participation in negotiation/navigation of complex contractual and compliance issues that arise from sponsored programs and sponsored program proposals and agreements. * In partnership with relevant peers, development and improvement of processes and systems to support the university in the efficient and effective submission of proposals and execution and processing of contractual agreements. *Regular monitoring of relevant regulations and compliance requirements via attendance and presentation at relevant meetings and conferences, participation in relevant professional societies (e.g. NCURA, COGR, UIDP etc.)
Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's degree Experience: 5+ years of relevant work experience in a sponsored program contracting and/or compliance function; advanced leadership skills, oral and written communication skills and advanced strategic management and planning skills. Licenses or certifications: NA
Preferred Qualifications: Education: J.D. or Ph.D. Experience: 10+ years of relevant work experience; 5+ years of personnel management Licenses or certifications: Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
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Job Function: Research
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Organization: OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014074
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Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.