Essential Functions: Job PurposeReporting to the Vice President Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) Research Administration, the Associate Director, Research Administration is responsible for the effective and efficient management of various programs and grants for the University's Department of Oncology and KCI. Provides comprehensive leadership of multi-site state projects and to assigned staff. Serves as program, grant and project liaison with school, university and external stakeholders in support of continued program and project success.Develops, writes and submits proposals for new projects and continued program funding. Identifies public and private funding opportunities. Monitors various online and print publications and websites for source information, at the local, state, and national level. Accesses and utilizes confidential information to include sensitive documents such as strategic plan, department plans, leadership team's strategic priorities and personnel information in the development of grant proposals. Maintains knowledge of legal, federal and state regulations, ensuring program adherence.Assists with establishing and implementing/attaining strategic initiatives and program objectives. Leads all phases of projects that align with program objectives from planning to closing, ensuring budget and target date attainment. Utilizes fundamental project management processes, methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure project success. Communicates project progress and milestones to stakeholders.Provides overall leadership and direction to staff. Sets expectations and focus, assigns duties, delegates responsibilities, evaluates activities, prepares performance appraisals and professional development plans. Provides coaching, mentoring and teaching. Manages the administrative process for assigned staff including hiring, promotions, terminations, disciplinary procedures, and salary adjustments. Provides ongoing performance feedback, goal setting, and development plans for staff. Plans for future staffing needs. Provides timely communications to staff.Oversees budget development and interfaces with post-award team to monitor budget expenditures according to WSU and grant agency requirements.Analyzes large volume of data to ensure programs and project goal attainment; identifies trends and opportunities for improvement and recommends and/or implements solutions.Serves as lead liaison to internal (i.e. WSU Sponsored Programs, KCI Administration, Human Resources) and external stakeholders (i.e. local, industry, state and federal agencies) and partners.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's degree in business or related field or a combination of education and relevant experience a. Experience: Five to seven years' of experience in progressively responsible roles in grant proposal development to a variety of agencies. Experience working with multiple grants.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesManagement Skills: Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem solving abilities. Demonstrated success in grant writing, program development. Strong mentoring and coaching skills. Able to motivate staff and foster collaborations to inspire confidence and meet program objectives with ability to develop, coach and counsel staff. Able to delegate responsibilities. Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure. Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships with various stakeholder. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions. Results Oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with and through others to achieved desired results. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools.
Internal Number: 76_206505
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