1) With faculty leaderships, directs strategic vision for the SSRC; provides staff leadership for faculty committee and director; develops and executes annual strategic plan in alignment with faculty leadership vision.
2) Responsible for creating and executing innovative research support programs, workshops, and tools through the SSRC to support faculty and student researchers in the social sciences.
3) Develops and manages research development training programs and workshops; creates tools and templates to support the proposal development infrastructure; manages divisionâ™s proposal library and funding opportunity resources.
4) Manages all aspects of the SSRC facility and operations; including developing and adhering to its annual operating budget.
5) In the interest of faculty and staff productivity and compliance, develops, deploys and supports systems and tools for proposal planning and preparation and award management.
6) Develops and maintains detailed knowledge of faculty research interests and strengths.
7) Ensures service and communication to PIs, standardized information, best practices development, and that all faculty and research staff are aware of any new grant policies and changes.
8) Serve as liaison between PIs, university administrative offices, and external agencies.
9) Advise PIs, faculty, and research staff, and lead the development of all aspects of grant applications to federal, industry, and foundation sponsors.
10) Mentor and train administrative support staff on the pre-award process including form page completion and other grants management principles.
11) Serves as the project manager to gather all required pieces for a successful grant submission, working directly with the PIs, Co-Is, and other research staff.
12) Works with faculty to translate early ideas and concepts into competitive narratives for external funding; and advise on strategies for meeting broader impacts, data management, and similar requirements.
13) Supervises pre-award activity, including the preparation of all administrative aspects of grant and contract applications in accordance with Institutional and Agency Guidelines.
14) Experience with federal grants and an academic background in a social science discipline.
15) Requires a broad, interdisciplinary base of understanding of research and scholarship in the social sciences, and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty in an array of disciplines using diverse methodological approaches.
1) Advanced knowledge of University policies, administration, and operations
2) Strategic leadership skills: create and executes on comprehensive strategic plan for the Center, from operations and facilities to events and programming
3) Exceptional written communications and editing skills: writes clearly and persuasively; varies writing style according to audience
4) Exceptional project management skills: prioritizes and plans workflow for proposals; sets goals and objectives
5) Superior attention to detail: demonstrates commitment to accuracy and thoroughness; evaluates RFPs and distills requirements for faculty researchers; ensures submissions meet RFP requirements
6) Advanced knowledge of federal and private funding landscape for social science research
7) Self-motivation and ability to work independently and on deadline
8) Comfortable working collaboratively across a spectrum of offices, organizations, and people
9) Ability to be flexible; comfortable with skillful improvisation
1) Bachelorâ™s degree
2) Advanced degree
1) A minimum of five years of relevant experience in higher education or research administration
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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