Summary: The Director Sponsored Projects has responsibility for the direction of the operations of the Office of Sponsored Projects. Operates with broad authority and serves as the principal negotiator for Parkview and has delegated signatory authority for external funding proposals, contracts, grant documents and other agreements related to sponsored projects. Supervises and manages all staff in this office and maintains positive relations with internal and external stakeholders throughout Parkview and affiliates. Responsible for analyzing and interpreting policy and procedures related to sponsored projects and disseminating related information throughout the Parkview system in conjunction with legal counsel. Leverages new funding opportunities, which enhance the research portfolio in order to improve its ability to undertake initiatives that are in alignment with Parkview goals. Interacts with external sponsors and internal stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of information and provide both pre- and post-award administration of all sponsored projects items. Provides leadership and vision to a diverse team of staff involved in the review, approval, negotiation and administration of sponsored projects. Sets strategic goals for the Office of Sponsored Projects and leads efforts to achieve those goals. Aligns service lines and departmental initiatives with Parkview’s overall goals and mission and provides training and mentorship to leaders and staff as needed. Decision-maker regarding resolution of complex, urgent administrative and operational issues that require initiative and flexibility. Reviews and approves proposals and related documents related to Sponsored Projects. Represents the Office of Sponsored Projects and responds to leadership needs, requirements and requests as needed.
Education: Bachelors degree required in Business Administration Finance Health Care or other associated area. Masters degree preferred in Business Administration Finance Health Care or other associated area.
Experience: 8+ years of progressive experience in sponsored project administration including contract negotiation budgeting knowledge of grant-in-aid environment both in pre- and post-award tasks in a healthcare academic or biomedical setting. Minimum of five years of management experience. Experience in planning and translating priorities into daily tasks and end results. Experience interpreting and applying federal and state research guidelines policies and practices and complex sponsor requirements. Experience managing conflict and skills necessary to bring parties with disparate views toward mutually beneficial outcomes.
Skills in decision-making problem-solving and project management to ensure projects and systems are developed and implemented on a timely basis. Possesses political acumen essential for negotiating workable solutions to complex problems. - Skills to mentor coach and hold staff at all levels accountable for work performance and products that add value to an organization. Skills to understand and present complex technical and legal material. Knowledge of issues and trends in research administration and compliance. Interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by effective interactions with others and clear articulation of organizational goals. Skill to efficiently gather analyze and summarize data and essential features of research administration issues. Demonstrated skill to work well with diverse group of stakeholders. Excellent project management and organizational skills. Must have excellent understand of the grant-in-aid life cycle and associated terms and conditions associated with the application and acceptance of extramural awards. Must have exceptional verbal and written communications skills including the ability to present information effectively to teammates stakeholders and Parkview Health leadership.