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Our School of Nursing, Office for Nursing Research (ONR) has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager - Office and Nursing Research .
The individual in this position manages research development activities and provides general oversight of proposal processes within the Office for Nursing Research. The Assistant Director advises and assists the Associate Dean on matters pertaining to ONR strategy and capacity building and has delegated decision-making authority for grant related activities. This position supervises the Grant Specialist and, in the absence of the Associate Dean for Research, leads the work of other ONR personnel.
The final review-approval of all research, training, and fellowship grants for the School of Nursing (SON) requires a comprehensive knowledge of the continually changing sponsor guidelines (Federal, State, local and foundation) and application policies-procedures. This requires the ability to provide quick and accurate feedback to correct problems in order to meet firm deadlines. This position works closely with and maintains knowledge of grant application activities of the three departments within the School of Nursing in order to assure standardized processes and best practices and the availability of grant support services to meet deadlines.
This position provides the oversight of and communication to improve the knowledge and skills of faculty, students, and staff in the School of Nursing to develop quality research, training, and fellowship grants. Services are available to over 300 faculty-staff members in SON plus personnel from other UW Schools- Departments and external universities. This results in ~125 grant applications per year resulting in $12 million in annual grants awards for the School of Nursing and the University as a whole. This position works with other schools in the University and other universities to clarify School of Nursing and UW policies and guidelines when developing grant applications.
Assist the Associate Dean in activities related to the advancement and expansion of SON research, both funded and unfunded. Enhance, lead and monitor proposal preparation and submission processes. Collaborate with ONR on the financial aspects of proposal preparation and submission processes.
Research Services Administration
In conjunction with the Associate Dean oversee policy, procedure, and operations relating to ONR activities. Manage research development processes and maintain a clear and transparent system for setting and enforcing deadlines for completion of all proposal elements. Lead continual improvements of grant and contract lifecycle to streamline proposal preparation and submission, smooth transitions into project implementation, and support successful award execution. Develop, implement, and evaluate programmatic activities to build research capabilities and support the research culture in SON. Serve as point of contact for sponsors and central administrative offices for aspects of the research enterprise on the substance of funded work and contractual arrangements. Interpret and advise on University and sponsor policies.
Operations and Office Management:
Oversee daily operations of the Office for Nursing Research including, but not limited to, monitoring of approved operations and budget, coordinate services available for consultation, design, and other support services for faculty, staff, and students in the preparation of grant applications.
Responsibility to interview, hire, and supervise the ONR administrative staff. Assigns and reviews work and assists with annual performance evaluations. This position interviews, selects candidates, trains, sets work schedules, and supervises staff in the ONR. Position reviews leave requests and online timesheets. Position manages disputes or complaints of supervised personnel.
Other responsibilities include:
Maintaining/training on the ONR web-based consultant calendar and working with the ONR consultants to purchase statistical/research software.
Training faculty and staff on the use of Michelangelo grant submission and award software.
Evaluating, tracking and preparing SON research activity reports/metrics to meet internal and external requests for data.
Provide primary support to the School of Nursing RIFP faculty review and executive committees. Reviews procedures and requirements for RIFP applications and provides guidance to those applying.
Exercise responsibility for the planning and oversight of three School of Nursing RIFP grant application cycles each fiscal year. Checks applications for accuracy and adherence to RIFP guidelines before uploading into Dropbox for scientific review by the RIFP committee. Works with the review committee chair and Associate Dean for Research to improve and streamline the review process, RIFP materials and funding decisions.
This position is also responsible for post award management of RIFPs. Working with the Fiscal Specialist 2, assures RIFP grants are used within the guidelines and policies of the RIFP grant program, including review, budget projections, and final reports from the RIFP grants. Also tracks return on investment of RIFP grants.
Work with the Associate Dean for Research to determine the allocation of RIFP funds from 7 budgets (3 operations and 4 gift) to make awards.
Provide support to the Associate Dean for Research in oversight of the lab cost center.
Provide support to the Associate Dean for Research as requested for activities related to research development and promotion (e.g., Summer Fellow Research Program, national research award nominations (FNINR) and other activities related to development of research in SON defined research priority areas.
| Bachelor's Degree in finance, business, accounting or other applicable areas. |
Minimum 3 years of experience working in an environment with funded research programs.
1-2 years' pre and post-award sponsored project experience
Strong problem solving capability and the ability to learn complex content quickly for application to grant seeking and development.
Ability to coordinate resources and delegate responsibilities to meet deadlines.
Ability to understand and interpret complex academic material from relevant disciplines.
Demonstrated ability to write in a clear, concise, and cogent manner.
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills.
Strong critical thinking.
Demonstrated ability to function independently and proactively while exercising skill and informed professional judgment.
The ability to develop positive relationships with colleagues and external constituents.
Strong time management and prioritization skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple and competing demands.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.
Proficient in using MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or equivalent software.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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