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Job Title: Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Projects
Job Number: 19001170
Organization: School of Public Health, Georgia State University
Posted: 9/17/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: $70,000 - $85,000
Position Description: The School of Public Health's Office of Research and Sponsored Projects is seeking a Director of Research and Sponsored Projects to be responsible for but not limited to the following duties:

Manages the day to day operations for research administration in the School of Public Health (SPH). Strategic partnering with Associate Dean for Research and College Administrative Officer. Collaborates with College Finance Officer (CFO) to ensure sponsored allocations are properly accounted for. Supervises the school's Grants and Contracts Officers (GCOs). Serves as a key liaison for SPH research faculty, GCOs, and the Office of Sponsored Proposals and Awards (OSPA). Manages concerns that arise through the life cycle of the grants. Responsible for coordinating with OSPA to develop standard operating procedures and policies. Facilitates the collaboration with OSPA and the School of Public Health; communicates directly with the AVP of OSPA regarding any issues, training, programs development, as colleague, to continue to build on the collaboration between the School and OSPA. Manages and oversees pre- and post-award administration in the school; supervises GCO's all with a portfolio that support research proposal building and award implementation management for the school. Serve as backup for the pre-award process. Oversee review of proposals, contracts & grants budgeting and extensions. Oversee assisting faculty with the compilation of their proposals including budget and budget resource narrative. Oversee expenditure reviews on sponsored projects including managing sf expenditure approval workflow through Spectrum and PantherMart to ensure grant specific staff and PIs are included as needed. Works with CFO to ensure FC15 and residual accounts are allocated and budgeted correctly (including IDC splits between units). Oversee the dissemination of up to date information and procedure or policy changes related to research administration. Works with College Human Resources Officer to resolve payroll issues; assigns, pre- reviews and certifies PERS as needed. Approve MSS transaction when needed. Works with CFO to monitor and document cost-share, distributed earnings and salary caps. Works with faculty and Grants & Contracts staff; trains various types of staff and faculty on running reports through the university sponsored programs system, processing payments and on-line inquiries for sponsored funded allocations. Collaborates with OSPA AD's to ensure processes are efficient and effective for both the school and the university. Troubleshoots issues that emerge from all stakeholders. Lead liaison with OSPA cost accounting personnel to ensure research core sales & service (including quasi-revenue) accounts are routinely evaluated to ensure pricing is up to date and in compliance with federal standards for service centers. In addition, is the lead for school responses and coordinating efforts of grants staff with OSPA, GSURF, and GSU with regard to external and internal audits & research space surveys. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and six years of related supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

Preferred Hiring Qualifications: Strong supervisory experience Proficient knowledge of grants administration Experience working with higher education

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 12/17/2019
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Talent Management ,  Director, Office of Research & Sponsored Projects
Contact Location: School of Public Health, Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3984
Atlanta   GA  30302-3984
Contact Location: School of Public Health, Georgia State University
  P.O. Box 3984
  Atlanta   GA  30302-3984
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