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Posted Job Title
Associate Director, Grants Administration, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Job Profile Title
Associate Director C
Job Description Summary
Penn Engineeringâ™s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning. http://www.seas.upenn.edu/
The Associate Director of Grants Administration in the School of Engineering and Applied Science will support the research activities of the school by managing the sponsored program funds from pre-award through post-award and working with Principal Investigators on proposal development, budget development and related pre-award requirements and submission for a diverse sponsor portfolio. The position will also manage the post-award annual reporting processes.
The Associate Director of Grants Administration will meet with faculty and eligible investigators to plan and prepare proposal submissions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as other Federal and non-federal sponsoring agencies. Plan and prepare budgets and cost proposals; supervise the assembly of all administrative requirements for proposal submission, JIT and other pre-award agency financial information requests; respond to agenciesâ™ requests for financial and technical reporting, such as RPPR and annual report responses. Review proposals for compliance with sponsor and University policies and ensure Regulatory Affairs requirements are satisfied and that Conflict of Interest statements are submitted when required.
Manage proposal and reporting assignments to staff; manage intake and logistics, as well as oversee time management of open tasks with approaching deadlines. Recommend and implement process improvement initiatives and provide guidance to staff; evaluate and monitor staff performance. Prepare, coordinate, and oversee submission of non-standard or complex research proposals; assist with sponsor financial and milestone reporting. Work with the director of post award and interact with the Office of Research Services, as well as sponsoring agencies. Assist Research Services managers with award fund account set ups, auditing and review of awards, establishment of subcontracts and other University and sponsor requirements. Will be responsible to directors and faculty for managing information intake and logistics and overseeing time management of open tasks.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with NIH processes both pre- and post-award. Familiarity with payroll processing as well as standard reporting tools and University systems. A working knowledge of grant and contract policies and regulations. Ability to manage deadlines and manage exceptions and last-minute changes.Â
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Engineering and Applied Science
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00014563
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Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.