Department: Graduate School Administration Salary/Grade: EXS/7
As the multi-campus focal point for institutional training grants, Training Grant Support Office (TGSO) provides strategic input to Northwestern faculty regarding topics relevant to training grants and training grant institutional support. The Assistant Director, TGSO initiates and oversees training grant and development support, working closely with faculty and administration across schools at Northwestern to create, disseminate and lobby for institutional resources needed for successful training grant submissions. The Assistant Director, Assistant Director, TGSO will be a key contributor for sustaining existing service structures and providing assistance to the Data Assistant.
*This Assistant Director's primary office location is on the Chicago campus, but they will need to reguarly travel/work on the Evanston campus.
Training Grant Development
Identify emerging trends and new requirements for NIH and NSF training grants, identify and coordinate institutional support to satisfy these requirements.
Create and maintain partnerships with the Office for Research, including the Office for Research Development and Office for Sponsored Research
Research and communicate institutional and funding organization policies to ensure grant applications comply with proposal requirements
Partner with Searle Center and others to coordinate training program evaluations including development of REDCap evaluation tools, evaluation toolkit and focus groups.
Review and distribute funding opportunities
Training Grant Operations
Supervise Data Assistant position
Coordinate pre and post award meetings with program directors and support staff
Coordinate training quarterly grant director and administrator meetings, serve as support for these constituents.
Manage training grant pre-award activities: grant proposal editing; data collection; guidance on the educational components of grant proposals
Supervise training grant post-award activities: tracking proposal success rates, training program impacts and outcomes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a major such as engineering, sciences or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Minimum 3 years’ experience in research administration and/or research development.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Outstanding organization and communication skills
Ability to prioritize and work under pressure and with deadlines
Ability to multi-task and handle multiple, major projects at once
Work professionally and confidently with faculty, staff, postdocs and students
Strong ethics and integrity with highly sensitive data
Strong technical writing ability
PhD in engineering or sciences
1-2 years of project management experience
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Broad knowledge of Northwestern faculty research interests and areas
Knowledge of federal sponsors’ rules and regulations
Ability to learn and adjust across a broad, interdisciplinary science and engineering research portfolio
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37672
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.