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The University of Michigan (U-M) Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is growing and looking to fill a new Associate Director position.
Do you want to enable world-changing research at the #1 public university in the U.S. in terms of annual research expenditures ($1.62 billion in FY20)? Are you looking for opportunities to grow and address new challenges in the field of research administration? Do you want to live in a college town consistently ranked as one of the best in America? We invite you to become part of a diverse and vibrant community that makes us the home of Leaders & Best. Come join ORSP as our new Associate Director!
ORSP is seeking applications from qualified individuals with strong leadership skills and a history of success in research administration to fill this exciting new position -- a position that will support our expanding office and the University’s growing research enterprise. We need the help of the right candidate to deliver on our vision of providing the seamless support that makes ORSP and U-M the preferred partners for world-changing research.
Among Other Responsibilities, You Will:
Plan and direct activities related to the submission of proposals, negotiation of agreements, and management of awards.
Help implement the Executive Director’s vision and strategic plans for ORSP operations.
Ensure compliance with U-M and sponsor policies and procedures.
Keep up-to-date on regulatory, legal and policy issues, and identify the latest trends that may impact U-M's research enterprise.
Oversee ORSP's Managing Project Representatives.
Analyze business processes and develop recommendations for improving workflow, quality, and timeliness.
Keep a portfolio of sponsored projects sufficient to maintain familiarity with ORSP processes and tools and sponsor requirements.
A Bachelor's degree.
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in research administration or a related field.
Experience supervising individuals or teams.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
A commitment to the value of collaboration and the importance of supporting both ORSP and the broader U-M community.
A 100% commitment to personal and professional integrity (e.g., behaving in an honest and forthright manner) and to supporting a culture of ethical behavior at U-M.
U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident Status: ORSP deals with export-controlled information, the handling of which is regulated by the U.S. Federal Government and access to which is restricted to U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents.
An advanced degree or certification demonstrating advanced training (e.g., Certified Research Administrator designation).
Experience implementing organizational change.
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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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