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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

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University of Missouri Columbia
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Columbia, MO
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May 15, 2022

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Job Title: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 40216
Hiring Department Office of Grants & Contracts
Job Description The Office of Grants & Contracts supports the University of Missouri, School of Medicine research community in proposal development through value-added, high-quality service and professional partnerships with principal stakeholders in order to facilitate innovation and student success.
The Office of Grants & Contracts works collaboratively with all college branches, partnerships' proposal development teams to prepare grant applications, serving as a dedicated central resource in all matters related to institutional and sponsor policies for proposal development and submission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Executive Director (Sr. Director) for Research Administration and the Sr. Associate Dean for Research, the Associate Director of Research Activities, Office of Grants & Contracts is responsible for the following:

-Manage day-to-day grants & contracts functions in the areas of proposal review and submission, award negotiation and acceptance, and award set-up.

-Serve as the subject matter expert and assist/train relative constituents in reviewing proposals for compliance with MU School of Medicine and University policies, as well as identifying and resolving problematic terms and conditions and issues unique to collaborations.

-On behalf of the Dean and Senior Associate Dean for Research in the MU School of Medicine, serves as an Authorized Organizational Representative (AOR) for proposal submissions, award/contract receipt, award/contract modifications, subawards, financial reports/invoices, and non-sponsored project research-related agreements.

-Review sponsor guidelines, identify key requirements.

-Assist with budget preparation, related documentation, and proposal submission forms.

-Prepare required sponsor administrative forms.

-Ensure that all prudent information included within the proposal is accurate and complete.

-Contact and collaborate with partner institutions to secure all necessary subcontract documentation.

-Assure all regulatory requirements and export control issues are identified.

-Review the final proposal package to ensure all administrative requirements have been met.

-Obtain academic approvals and provide institutional approval for the proposal.

-Complete the final submission package, upload final documents and forms, and submit to the sponsor.

-Provide grant and contract-related training/orientation for stakeholders and ensure all grant requests are leveraged and aligned with the school's most current mission, vision and strategic priorities

-Perform special projects and other duties assigned by supervisor, including but not limited to assisting grant & contract professionals in the areas of compliance, information dissemination, and back-up of the other pre-award team members in their absence.

-Stay abreast of current federal regulations and pending revisions, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, cost accounting standards, Missouri laws, and MU System policies and reporting requirements to ensure continued compliance.

-Provide subject matter expertise to relative staff, MU School of Medicine personnel and departmental administrators, and faculty and other senior leadership.

-Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
-Ability to work closely with grant stakeholders to develop, prepare and submit budgets and payment schedules, to ensure that the appropriate rates (indirect cost rate and benefit rates) are applied and personnel cost, and other charges appear consistent with the scope of work. Ability to assist with requests for proposal development information as needed/requested. Must be able to effectively contribute to the on-going improvement of the unit and MU School of Medicine processes, systems, outreach, education, and training initiatives and the mission of the institution.

-Data analytics: Ability to track data inputs across platforms, synthesize data to ascertain and monitor capacity. Able to synthesize multiple data points across cross-functional areas and platforms for informed decision-making and analyze effectiveness in relation to broader MU School of Medicine initiatives.

-Cross-Functional Standardization: Able to ensure consistent/congruent data tracking across grant life cycle, process optimization and transformation (e.g., Legal, IRB, etc.)

-Tracking & Platforms: Able to track data inputs across various platforms, track/display/interpret data for continuous improvement/decision-making.

-Impact & Dissemination: Able to report on strategic impact based upon data.

-Able to provide training and administrative oversight for contract negotiation, subawards, data use agreements and other sponsored program related agreements to ensure acceptability of terms and conditions and alignment with the MU School of Medicine and University policies and procedures and all compliance of federal and state regulations.

-Ability to provide effective supervision of assigned staff including position description development/management, hiring, mentoring/supervising, and corrective action, when necessary, workload assignment, performance planning and appraisal. Able to recommend personnel actions to the Executive Director (Sr. Director) for Research Administration and Sr. Associate Dean for Research and provide supporting documentation for such actions as required by Human Resources.

-Must be able to act as an internal and external liaison of expertise.

-Must be able to drive continuous improvements for quality and effectiveness of central research administration services; track issues, make recommendations, and collaborate with the Executive Director (Sr. Director) for Research Administration and Sr. Associate Dean for Research to formulate resolutions to problems. Must be able to revise operating procedures and internal business processes to address problems and accommodate changes in the regulatory environment and growth in the sponsored programs portfolio.

-Must be able to foster and perpetuate a research administration culture of customer service, capability, empowerment, and success that is distinguished by high quality proactive oversight.

-Must be able to represent the Office of Grants and Contracts on internal committees and task forces.

-Must have excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the University of Missouri System network
Salary Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Range: $62,000 - $118,752/year
Grade: GGS-012
University Title: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
Shift Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Minimum Qualifications A Bachelor's or Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Preferred Qualifications Master's Degree preferred.
Five (5) years of experience in related field with three (3) years of management in development and advancement on initiatives in support of research administration
Demonstrated successful experience in public grant development, management, and compliance.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite software.
Grant related experience with data analytics: track data inputs across platforms, synthesize data to ascertain and monitor capacity synthesize multiple data points across cross-functional areas and platforms for informed decision-making and analyze effectiveness in relation to broader MU School of Medicine initiatives.
Application Materials Online application and resume.
Benefit Eligibility This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at [http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits](http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits)
*Diversity Commitment*
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
*Equal Employment Opportunity*
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.
*EEO IS THE LAW*
To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

* EEO is the Law [English Version](http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf)
* EEO is the Law [Spanish Version](http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeosp.pdf)
* EEO is the Law [Chinese Version](http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost(chinese).pdf)

Vaccination Statement After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.
All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.
Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.
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