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Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs

DATE POSTED:2014-07-02
POSITION TITLE:Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs
CATEGORY:Professional
PERSONNEL STATUS:Exempt, Full-time, Regular
DEPARTMENT:Office of Sponsored Programs
CLOSING DATE:2014-07-25
RESPONSIBILITIES:The Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) leads a team of ten research administration professionals dedicated to assisting the faculty and staff secure, manage and increase externally sponsored activity on campus. UMBCís annual research expenditures exceed $70 Million, derived from federal, state and private sources, including NASA, NIH, NSF, DOD, DHMH and other agencies. The Directorís responsibilities include, but are not limited to, hiring, training and supervising the OSP staff; negotiating agreements with federal, state, corporate and foundation sponsors; managing relevant databases; reporting periodically to the university administration on sponsored activity; liaising with other administrative offices both on and off campus; and communicating with Academic Deans, Chairs, Center Directors, General Counsel and faculty. The Director of OSP reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Requires a Bachelorís degree (Masterís preferred) and a minimum of six years of experience in research administration including at least two years (three years preferred) of office management and personnel supervision. Must have experience working with federal, state, corporate and foundation sponsors and a working knowledge of the OMB circulars CFR, FAR and research compliance. Strong interpersonal and communication skills required. Some legal experience is desirable. Position will require a background check.
SALARY:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION:For consideration, submit via email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by July 25, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: Dean Drake, Assistant Vice President for Research, ITE 221, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, Fax: 410 455-5550, Email: ddrake@umbc.edu




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