Highly regarded for its instructional quality, focus on engaged learning through undergraduate research, internships, study abroad, living-learning communities and civic and community engagement), and strong commitment to diversity, MU is a learner-focused institution located in historic Lancaster County, known for its excellent schools, vibrant arts community, affordability and proximity to Baltimore, Philadelphia and NYC. MU enrolls about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We seek individuals who embrace our public mission and value exploration, professionalism, inclusion, integrity and compassion.
The Office of the Provost welcomes applications for an Associate VP for Grants, Sponsored Projects, and Research. The Associate VP for Grants, Sponsored Projects and Research reports to the Provost/V.P. for Academic Affairs, The Associate Vice President for Grants, Sponsored Projects, and Research will coordinate grants, sponsored projects, and research activity across the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) through Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, the Associate Vice President will work in coordination with the Provost and Associate Provost as well as any relevant Dean and other university personnel to ensure that all grant and contract proposals submitted by the university are in compliance with all relevant guideline and policies. This includes ensuring internal policies and procedures (University- and Office-level) exist and are effective in facilitating the development and submission of grant and contract proposals from across the University and throughout PASSHE.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Earned Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
A minimum of 8 years of relevant and progressively responsible experience in grant and contract administration.
A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience managing personnel with at least one year in an Office of Grants, Sponsored Projects, and Research.
A record of effective administrative experience in higher education or a related field.
Demonstrated experience with developing effective partnerships within a University/System/Organization and with external groups such as granting agencies and foundations, regional businesses, other educational institutions, or other organizations.
Demonstrated experience developing policies, procedures, and strategies to facilitate efficient and effective submission, administration, and/or funding of grant applications.
Knowledge of electronic research administration programs and of federal procurement regulations.
Experience with the successful administration of awards and their compliance with regulations (including IRB and IACUC processes).
A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse university community.
Experience with intellectual property protection.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under the pressure of deadlines while emphasizing excellent customer service.
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (listening skills, problem solving) in order to effectively interact with individuals within and outside the University.
Successful interview, campus presentation, and three successful background checks.
Applicants should address the required qualifications using their cover letter and vita.
Experience in managing grants in a university, college, or System setting.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience with assessment and accreditation.
Membership in appropriate national associations and participation in relevant trainings, conferences, webinars, and other professional development activities.
Additional training or education that may include Certified Research Administrator (CRA), MBA, JD, PhD, project management certification, or similar credential.
Experience organizing and/or giving workshops on proposal writing, preparation, and other relevant topics.
The essential functions and physical demands of the position are outlined in an Essential Functions Identification Form, available at the time of interview or upon request.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete application comprises the following:
A cover letter summarizing how the applicant's education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
A current curriculum vitae or resume.
Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress
Three current letters of reference (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the close date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.
Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Days Worked: Monday - Friday
Hours/Shift worked: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Quicklink for Posting/Requisition: 8421
Internal Number: 8421
About Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Millersville University is a top-ranked university in the North, with more than 100programs, some of which are uniquely distinctive to the region and nation. We have a strong academic history guided by industry-leading professors. Our faculty members are recognized to be fiercely passionate about their students’ overall success. Our student body is rich in diversity and is known to be enthusiastically driven towards excellence while being socially conscious. Our beautiful 250-acre campus contains classic architecture, mixed with state-of-the-art, energy-saving structures and a historic pond with two resident swans. Access to extraordinary faculty, a historical campus setting and an extremely high job-placement rating are the reasons our alumni rate us as a smart life choice.