SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)
Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Vice President - Academic Affairs
Budget Title: Senior Staff Associate
Local Title: Assistant Vice President for Sponsored Programs
Posting Date: February 28, 2013
Duties: SUNY New Paltz invites applications for the position of Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Sponsored Programs. We seek a dynamic and creative leader who will support and encourage faculty research, creative work and program development while successfully integrating pre-and post-award functions in a newly reorganized team. The Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs is responsible for the overall administration of all externally funded research and sponsored program activity at New Paltz Reporting to the Provost (Research Foundation Operations Manager), the AVP functions as the campus Research Foundation Deputy Operations Manager, integrating Research Foundation support functions into campus sponsored program activity.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Managing a newly reorganized staff of five to make all pre-award services, including proposal development and submission, as well as post-award services such as payroll, human resources, purchasing and accounting, visible and accessible to campus constituents;
· Creating a campus environment - through broad education as well as consultation with individuals - that encourages development of faculty research and creative activity, and proposal submission;
· Cultivating and building relationships with partners and potential sponsors to identify funding sources and engage research opportunities;
· Providing leadership that ensures rigorous attention to regulatory requirements and facilitates the crafting and submission of proposals that protect and enhance the college’s interests;
· Overseeing all aspects of award administration, compliance and IRB activities. Interpreting and applying federal, state and college policies and procedures to ensure effective execution of funded projects, including the timely preparation and submission of reports, and careful management of contractual obligations;
· Coordinating the response to technology disclosures using Research Foundation expertise;
· Communicating with constituencies about sponsored activity and managing data gathering and assessment activities;
· Other duties and projects as assigned by the Provost.
- A Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university in relevant field;
- 5-7 years’ experience in grants administration in a college or university setting, managing varied research portfolios;
- Supervisory skills.
- Experience in both pre-and post-award leadership is strongly preferred.
Successful candidates will also have:
· experience in building relationships with faculty and external partners to encourage research and proposal development;
· experience in proposal and budget development, contract negotiation and subcontracting;
· a working knowledge of applicable federal regulations and reporting requirements, experience in working with compliance issues including human subjects protections and responsible conduct of research;
· ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a range of constituencies;
· experience in supporting professional development of sponsored programs staff.
Applications will be accepted only from US citizens or permanent residents.
Contact Information: Electronic applications preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three references to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred format is Microsoft Word, file extension ".doc").
Please note Search #P13-05 on all materials submitted.
Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled. Priority given to applications received by 3/18/13.
Other important information about this vacancy: Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective comprehensive public college of about 7,800 students and about 300 full-time faculty, offering a variety of undergraduate as well as some graduate degree programs. New Paltz is located 80 miles north of New York City, at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, with easy access to the City and to nearby cultural and recreational amenities. For FY 2011/2012 New Paltz had $4,001,070 in sponsored program expenditures. Approximately 68% of those expenditures are from federal and federal flow through funds.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer
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