The University of Nevada, Reno, a high impact, land grant, research university is recruiting a Director of Sponsored Projects. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration, the Director of Sponsored Projects develops policy and provides leadership in all aspects of the administration of research and other sponsored activities. This position supervises a staff of 19 Research Administrators, Grant Accountants, Grants and Contracts Officers, and Managers.
The successful candidate understands the Federal regulations as they pertain to research administration at a research university; is knowledgeable of the Code of Federal Regulations; is competent and experienced in negotiating contracts and subcontracting agreements with multiple sponsors involving administrative terms and conditions; is well versed in the submission requirements of major sponsors, and has experience with electronic proposal submission/ award management tools. In addition, the successful candidate has strong supervisory and management skills; proven leadership and team building skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and the ability to manage high volume, high complexity issues in a heavily regulated environment with minimal supervision.
The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master’s Degree and four years of related professional and managerial work experience, or a Doctoral degree and two years of related professional and managerial work experience. Relevant experience may include research administration, contract negotiation, budgetary experience or related research activities. Two years of supervisory experience are required. Candidate must be a Certified Research Administrator.
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First review of applications will begin on August 15th. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.