Reporting to the Vice Chair of Finance and Administration, the Director of Research Administration is responsible for providing guidance, direction and support to the Section Administrative Directors and Grant Administrators on the research administration activities. The incumbent will work closely with BMC and BU grants administration and academic departments to implement the policies, processes, tools and templates that ensure grants compliance and stay on budget.
Act as a departmental resource and point person for grant related administrative functions
Oversee the research administrative infrastructure and processes
Manage the Central Research Administration Team to support Sections' grants portfolio; at times, fill in as the interim Grant Manager when vacancies arise
Identify overspent accounts and work with section admins to develop corrective action plans
Facilitate collaborations in commercial, external and intramural grants and contracts
Develop and implement departmental policies and standard operating procedures
Ensure effective and compliant financial management, reporting and practices
Onboard and train new grant managers; develop and implement grant admin staffing plan
Provide clear performance expectation and foster a culture of staff development
Conduct monthly meetings with Section Admin for discussion, feedback and information sharing
Collaborate with BU, BMC and all departments to effectively resolve issues
Salary: Grade 77
Bachelor's Degree required. Relevantexperience may be considered in substitution. Master's degree preferred.
Seven or more years of relevant work experiences with faculty in a research academic environment
Three or more years of progressive management responsibilities Advanced knowledge of NIH funding mechanisms, policies and procedures
Advanced knowledge of state and federal grant regulations
Ability to work cooperatively with various constituencies and compliance agencies
Excellent organizational and analytical skills in project management and program administration
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
Experience in managing relationships and working with senior administration, faculty, and academic stakeholders to influence and generate consensus and buy-in with organizational goals
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