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Drexel University Director, Sponsored Programs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director, Sponsored Programs Job no: 495244 Work type: Full-Time Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA Categories: Office of the Provost, Drexel UniversityAbout DrexelDrexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation's most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.Job SummaryThe Director of the Office of Sponsored Program (OSP) is responsible for the day-to-day operational oversight and management of central sponsored programs activities. The Director partners with the Office of Research and Innovation to assist faculty and staff in their efforts to submit, secure and fulfill extramurally funded sponsored programs. Fully committed to delivering best in class services, the OSP serves as the central coordination point for all grants and contracts, and partners with faculty and staff to ensure compliance with federal, state, and institutional policies.Essential FunctionsLeads, directs and oversees Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in keeping with the needs and competencies of Drexel's Office of Research and InnovationEfforts range from implementing or modifying existing OSP protocols and procedures to increasing efficiency, overseeing the development and management processes for grants and contracts, and providing oversight in grant and sponsored program activitiesProvides advice and guidance to faculty regarding potential funding opportunities and the application of grant-funding policies and regulationsOversees the submission of proposals, which includes reviewing proposals to ensure they are in compliance with agency and university guidelines, securing internal approval for proposals, and submitting proposalsParticipates with Office of Research and Innovation leadership in the development of policies to promote grants and contracts which support the University's objectivesCreates and fosters an environment of support for the University research community by developing and implementing programs to increase external funding and contract support for facultyAssists in the development of financial preparation of sponsored research activities and scholarly activitiesWorks closely with the Office of the Comptroller which is responsible for financial post-award administrationAdministers and interprets applicable federal and state laws and regulations including agency guidelines for grants management and sponsored research including NASA, DOD NSF, US DOE, NIH, NEA and NEH and knowledge of Single Audit and the Uniform GuidanceActs as a liaison between funding agencies and the UniversityProvides guidance and support to the staff during audit and work with other departments in addressing audit issuesWorks collaboratively with the Director of Research Systems and Analytics to oversee the maintenance and accuracy of sponsored programs databasesWorks collaboratively with Director of Research Compliance to ensure export control, conflicts of interest and commitment, and other aspects of researchWorks collaboratively with all members of the ORI to enhance research support servicesParticipates in professional conferences or meetings. Serves on appropriate University committees as requiredOther duties as assignedRequired QualificationsBachelor's DegreeFive (5) years of experience directly supervising grants and contract staff, including planning, hiring, mentoring, evaluation, and management of staffing and performance issuesCertification in Research AdministrationAdvanced knowledge and experience of grants, legal and contract matters in a higher education research setting, which includes federal, state and private industry management rules and regulations governing sponsored programs