Director of Grants Administration (Contracts & Grants Leader)
Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Location: Bloomington, Indiana,
Internal Number: 297854
ARTS & SCIENCES; DEAN (BL-ARSD-IUBLA)
The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at Indiana University Bloomington. It is composed of 40+ departments, 50+ Centers, Programs, and Institutes, while also including the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and The Media School. Faculty in the College teach over 50 percent of the Indiana University (Bloomington) credit hours in 80+ buildings on the Bloomington campus.
The College values diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core strength and essential element in the success of its educational mission. For the full diversity statement, click here.
More information about the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University may be found here.
This role is responsible for supervising the organization's contracts and grants operations for the College of Arts and Sciences.
It oversees and monitors staff performing general contracts and grants duties while ensuring compliance university policies and procedures.
Supervises the day-to-day work activities of Contracts and Grants Specialists performing various support tasks primarily in the area of contracts and grants to ensure compliance with federal, state, agency and university policies.
Responsible for accuracy, timelines, and the general integrity of the Contracts and Grants function.
Provides training and development of newly assigned or less experience personnel.
Advises higher level people leaders regarding the effective use of resources and methods to maximize earnings.
Analyzes and measures the effectiveness of existing pre- and post-award processes and develops sustainable, repeatable, and quantifiable grants process improvements.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Public Affairs, or related field.
Masters degree or other advanced degree.
2 years of related functional experience.
5 years of related experience in sponsored research and/or financial positions, preferably in an academic setting.
Prior experience in managing Grant Administrators and/or leading teams
Pre- and post-award grants experience.
Project management experience.
Proven experience in participating as a team member in a collaborative environment within a diverse workforce.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Research Administrator by The Research Administrators Certification Council.
Proficient communication skills.
Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent collaboration and team building skills.
Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback.
Instills commitment to organizational goals.
Knowledge of uniform guidance as it relates to external grants.
Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks.
Collaborative yet flexible work ethic.
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.