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In a fast-paced, demanding, and continuously changing environment, the Manager provides centralized College support to facilitate and foster the organized research mission in the College of Engineering.
- Organize, lead and direct the College of Engineering (CoE) Research Administration Service Center (RASC).
- Establish a service oriented team to provide outstanding preaward proposal development services to CoE faculty.
- Develop relationships and collaborate with local unit administrators to ensure effective service delivery and resolution of issues.
- Act as the primary contact with and local expert for faculty and researchers and the key liaison to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP).
- Oversee implementation of best practice processes, policies and procedures and service level agreements with academic departments including appropriate metrics and reporting.
- Identify, interpret and share funding opportunities and guidelines with faculty, academic, and professional staff; review and coordinate sponsored research proposals for both internal and external funding, adhere to College, University, and agency-specific policies governing sponsored research.
- Interpret and implement centralized programmatic policy and provide information and knowledge relating to sponsored research activity.
- Manage reporting requirements imposed and requested by sponsors, external constituencies, and the College.
- Incumbent will also serve on various committees representing the College.
- Ensure that internal controls are developed, monitored and maintained.
- Provide effective leadership and supervision to RASC team, ensuring their professional development and appropriate training.
Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) with 5 – 7 years of progressively responsible experience with sponsored research administration, including research proposals and budget preparation, proposal submission systems (ie Fastlane, Grants.gov, Commons) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven success in leading, motivating and managing group of direct reports. Must be able to handle confidential materials and sensitive information with the utmost tact and discretion. Ability to independently plan and prioritize responsibilities to meet competing deadlines while working under pressure. Must be customer service oriented and able to work productively in a team-based environment. Must demonstrate a positive and professional attitude with a commitment to continuous growth and learning. Ability to function effectively under pressure, demonstrating sound judgment while ensuring adherence to University policies and procedures is required. Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, confidently and concisely in verbal and written formats to a wide variety of constituents is required. Must be comfortable working in a deadline driven environment where change in process/procedures is common. Ability to negotiate and advocate effectively and tactfully. Experience in using spreadsheets and similar applications to create analyses and reports required. Position requires meeting critical deadlines which will necessitate evening and weekend work.
- Familiarity with scientific and legal terms
- Experience with Cornell policies and use of Cornell systems
- Experience in managing a research administration team and/or developing a service center strongly preferred
- Strong accounting, analytical and reporting skills and demonstrated experience utilizing spreadsheets, databases and data delivery systems
A cover letter is required along with your resume/CV and please remember to attach both in either Microsoft Word or PDF format in your application.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Administrator IV
Pay Rate Type:Salary
Contact Name:Connie Park
Number of Openings:1
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