| Under the supervision of the Executive Director, this position will be an integral part of the leadership team of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) with designated authority for the management of the Development Core. CIRA is a multi-million dollar NIMH-funded Center in the School of Public Health whose infrastructure provides support to research and training projects related to HIV/AIDS prevention conducted by investigators representing multiple disciplines. The Development Core plays a vital role in the scientific activities of the Center and incorporates the Peer Review Program, Pilot Project Program, and Visiting Scholars Program, as well as supporting CIRA affiliated HIV training programs. This position entails managing all operations, services and activities of the Development Core including the Peer Review Program, Pilot Project Program, Diversity Recruitment Program, Career Consultation Program, and other special initiatives. This is a professional research management position that requires the ability to understand scientific research and encompasses functions that include conceptualizing program designs, conducting evaluation of program activities, reports and other technical/scientific documents, and authoring content for grant applications.|
1. Collaborate with the Executive Director and Development Core Director to design and implement the programs and services of the Development Core. Conceptualize and write the Core's annual work plan and assess and document progress. Conceptualize and write the Development Cores sections of the Center's competing and non-competing renewal grant proposals to the NIMH and perform other grant-related management functions. Manage the day-to-day operation of the Development Core.
2. Manage the Peer Review Program in coordination with other CIRA research support staff members. Develop and maintain working knowledge of the research portfolio of CIRA scientists representing wide ranging HIV/AIDS topics and research methods in order to facilitate effective matching of CIRA scientists with Peer Review Program recipients. Identify reviewers by evaluating proposal and/or manuscript content and selecting CIRA affiliated scientists with appropriate expertise to conduct reviews, ensure representation of the Center's three research Cores and Community Advisory Board on review panels, oversee the scheduling of peer review sessions, facilitate Peer Review sessions, maintain peer review database, conduct evaluations of peer review sessions and make format adjustments based on feedback.
3. Manage the Pilot Project Program in coordination with other CIRA research staff members. Update and distribute the Request for Applications, ensuring compliance with NIH and University guidelines, coordinate meetings of the review committee, communicate outcomes to applicants, and serve as primary liaison with awardees for all post-award activities.
4. Attend CIRA research support team meetings and collaborate with other Assistant Directors to increase and promote interdisciplinary linkages across Cores.
5. Identify opportunities for diversity supplements for qualified scholars and evaluate suitable candidates according to NIH Guidelines.
6. Organize and facilitate career development consultations between early-career investigators and senior scientists.
7. Develop and execute new initiates to advance the aims of the Development Core including securing additional resources through grant development and forging new partnerships both internal and external to Yale.
8. Represent CIRA in Yale School of Public Health and University-wide student and faculty diversity planning and implementation efforts as a member of the YSPH Diversity Committee.
9. Supervise other staff and student interns as assigned and evaluate their performance.
10. Other duties as determined by the Executive Director.
Posting Position Title: Assistant Director 2
University Job Title: Assistant Director, Development Core
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Exceptional leadership and team-building skills to help coordinate initiatives from inception to implementation and beyond.
Required Skill/ability 2: Excellent written and verbal communication and public relations skills; strong interpersonal skills; strong organizational skills, including attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively meet deadlines.
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive material (confidential letters, award decisions, and other information).
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated skills in project management; well-developed computer technology skills including web searches and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel).
Required Skill/ability 5: Capacity to bridge diverse constituencies, ability to delegate and supervise the work of others, ability to work independently.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Master's Degree in a related field and three years of administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional experience in an academic research environment focused on HIV/AIDS research or a related field, knowledge/interest in the subject matter.
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