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28 Mar 2024

Executive Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

Bridgewater State University – Posted by Bridgewater State University Anywhere

Job Description

Executive Director, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects

Department Summary:

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our https://www.bridgew.edu/bsuvalues, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects (OGSP) lies administratively within the Division of Academic Affairs. The OGSP is responsible for facilitating aspects of external grant funding, sponsored projects, the dissemination of funding opportunities, collaboration with senior administrative staff to assess funding trends, support the development and submission of grant applications, collaborate with the Finance Division on the oversight of grant funding upon award, and overseeing federal, state, sponsor, and university guidelines and regulations. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who will work inter-divisionally to increase external funding streams, enhance grant writing and research administration skills across campus, and provide guidance and oversight of all OGSP activities.

Position Summary:

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, religion, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community and of the communities we serve.

The Executive Director provides leadership and operational oversight to the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects and coordinates the development and program administration of externally funded research and sponsored programs. The Executive Director will work with the Finance Division to ensure Bridgewater State University complies with all Federal, State, and sponsored regulations and will provide leadership, guidance and accountability for all matters related to external grant funding. This position will establish and maintain an infrastructure to enhance the culture of research across the institution. The Executive Director will lead the search for new funding sources, assess the strategic suitability of funding streams and support the success of all applications and awards.

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader who will work inter-divisionally to increase external funding streams, enhance grant writing and research administration skills across campus, and provide guidance and oversight of all OGSP activities.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Senior Associate Provost and Chief Data Officer Supervision Exercised: Five Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects staff

This is union (Association of Professional Administrators) position and is subject to the terms of that collective bargaining agreement.

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM(Saturday and Sundays as non-working days)

This position is located on campus in Bridgewater, MA. This position is eligible for hybrid / remote work in accordance with BSU remote work policy.

Position Type: APA Professional

Essential Duties:

• Lead the senior administration team in proactively seeking to identify strategic opportunities for new funding.

• Enhance efforts to maintain a strong compliance agenda across federal, state, and private awards.

• Works closely with Finance Division to update and make recommendations for new university policies and procedure in all matters related to external awards.

• Enhance the campus infrastructure for scholarship by facilitating training, speakers, and conference opportunities.

• Facilitate the development of institution-wide proposals.

• Ensure all functions of the OGSP exceed expectations.

• Lead in the development of strategies to increase the office visibility within the university.

• Provide leadership within the department to maintain a healthy work environment.

• Responsible for departmental oversight including management of staff, electronic research administration, project and proposal development, compliance and IRB/IACUC committees.

• Proactively engage OGSP staff in professional development to maintain knowledge of compliance mandates on the federal and state level including, but not limited to, 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance.

• Oversee federal, state, and internal reporting, including annual reports and analysis of trends.

• Support inter-divisional activities to maintain BSU’s stellar reputation of fiscal stewardship.

• Provide guidance to ancillary offices as needed to improve efficiencies and compliance.

Required Qualifications:

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Master’s degree

• Five years experience in sponsored research administration in progressively responsible leadership roles

• Ability to provide creative, entrepreneurial guidance to OGSP and the university

• Capacity to partner to achieve divisional and university strategic goals

• Aptitude for establishing positive working relationships, ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse stakeholders

• Possess a high level of organizational skills, demonstrating ability to manage and prioritize multiple work streams, delegate effectively, meet deadlines, adapt to competing demands while ensuring attention to detail

• Possess excellent communication skills

• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office applications

• Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in higher education

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. or Doctoral Degree

• Five years leadership experience in sponsored research administration in an institution of higher education

Work Environment:

Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcm.maxient.com%2Freportingform.php%3FBridgewaterStateUniv%26layout_id%3D18&data=04%7C01%7CHRICHARDSGAY%40bridgew.edu%7Cae02968cb954465a33ee08d97c70c24d%7C48ec3bf8d1654eabbbeef8d5307f46e1%7C0%7C0%7C637677645998136535%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=EVfCi7aR57zPQiGhKaSVgRxnTXX5NBrxzf4N1lS3VfQ%3D&reserved=0

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check..

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Salary Range: $115,000 – $125,000

Posting Number: S01079P

Open Date: 03/22/2024

Close Date: 4/21/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

* A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.

* Resume/CV

* Cover Letter

* Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5130055

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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