Job ID: 2019-6600 Type: Office of the Provost (WS2469) # of Openings: 1 Category: Academic Program Support New York University
The Marron Institute of Urban Management is an applied research unit under the Provost's Office at New York University. The Marron Institute works with officials, residents, practitioners, and scholars to address pressing challenges in cities around the world, including those related to public sector performance, city planning, criminal justice, and environmental health. The Assistant Director will be responsible for managing the Institutes pre- and post-award processes for externally-funded projects, coordinating with the University offices that support gifts, grants, and other sponsored activities. The Assistant Director will also oversee tracking of actual project expenses against budgets, sharing financial information with Sponsored Programs Administration and the Institutes Director of Strategy and Finance as requested. The Assistant Director will oversee timely and accurate delivery of payments to vendors, contractors, and partnersliaising with Fiscal Affairs, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable. The Assistant Director will provide the Director, Director of Strategy and Finance, and faculty program leads with strategic support for fundraising activitiesin particular, the Assistant Director will support the Director in maintaining relationships with important donors, including the founding donor. The Assistant Director will manage the Institutes administrative staff. The Assistant Director is the Marron Institutes point person for onboarding new faculty, researchers, and administrative staff, liaising with the Office of Academic Appointments and Human Resources. The Assistant Director will manage the coordination of the Marron Institutes applied research programs and other academic activities. The Assistant Director will support the growth of the Institute by fostering its culture and core values and working to continuously carry out and improve its operations. The Assistant Director manages administrative staff, reports to the Director of Strategy and Finance, and works closely with the Marron Institutes Director and faculty.
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Education: Master's Degree higher education administration or related field.
Required Experience: 5+ years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience managing academic and business operations, staff, workflow and business processes, and fundraising.
Preferred Experience: 5+ years Work in Higher Education administration with project management experience in support of research activity, specifically grant management, fundraising, and project budget management.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Detail-oriented task management. Interpersonal skills and an ability to cultivate and maintain strong working relationships. An ability to write clearly, particularly in email correspondence. An ability to work independently and adapt quickly in an organization that is growing in size and complexity.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Proficiency with Excel. Proficiency with Cayuse or other management software for grants or other types of externally-funded projects.
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