Director of Sponsored Programs

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Office of Academic Affairs
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Academic Administration, Research

Position Summary:      

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director of Sponsored Programs oversees the Office of Sponsored Programs and is responsible for assisting Yeshiva University’s faculty and staff in their efforts to secure and fulfill extramurally-funded sponsored programs. The focus of this work will be on pre-award activities and compliance administration, providing advice to and working closely with the Office of General Counsel and post-award services. This role provides an exciting opportunity to work with research-intensive departments and to build a solid infrastructure to support the research community at YU.

The ideal candidate will have excellent skills and experience in leadership, management, writing and editing, oral communication with a variety of stakeholders, and problem-solving in a deadline-driven environment.

Position Responsibilities:

Pre-award Administration and Compliance Responsibilities:

  • Provides advice and guidance to faculty regarding potential funding opportunities and the application of grant-funding policies and regulations.
  • Assists in the development of proposal budgets. Works closely with the University Finance Department which is responsible for post-award administration.
  • Ensures that technical/program and effort reports and deliverables are submitted.
  • Executes award closeout and maintains grant audit files.
  • Acts as a liaison between funding agencies and the University.
  • Assists in the development and coordination of university-wide proposals, including budgets, which may include writing portions/sections of the proposal.
  • Oversees the submission of proposals, which includes reviewing proposals to ensure they are in compliance with agency and university guidelines, securing internal approval for proposals, and submitting proposals.
  • Administers the development and implementation of research policies and procedures.
  • Heads a University-wide sponsored programs task force.
  • Manages and supervises all aspects of compliance for research projects and externally funded university programs, including Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).
  • Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of sponsored programs databases.
  • Serves on university committees.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Master's degree (MA/MS/MBA) required; doctorate preferred
  • A minimum of five years of university-level sponsored programs and/or related experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent proofreading skills required. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills that would facilitate transactions with faculty and research administrators.

Skills & Competencies:

  • The ability to think strategically, and to function independently.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with funding agency rules and regulations as they pertain to preparation and implementation of grants.
  • Documented experience in post-award services.
  • An ability to communicate effectively and to present information in a concise and organized fashion in both oral and written form.
  • Sufficient skills in the information technology area to be able to oversee the acquisition and use of web-based and other computer-assisted systems and procedures.
  • Experience with pre-award grant management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with significant deadline pressure and deal with concerned faculty and their staffs as deadlines approach.

About Us:       

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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