University of Pennsylvania SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 87-29208

Posted Job Title SENIOR ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

School Name Division of Finance

Org Research Services

Posted to the Web 07/03/2018

Posted Job/Salary Grade 029

Employment Type Exempt

Hours N/A

Position Type Full Time

Position Schedule 9-5

Months 12

Position Length Ongoing

Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Division of Finance is responsible for an array of centralized financial functions of the University. Our various departments are responsible for administrative services that support financial accounting and disbursement activities, research administration, external and internal investments, cash and debt management, risk management and student registration and financial aid. http://www.finance.upenn.edu/default.asp

Duties

The Senior AD serves as a senior grants or contract specialist, providing training and guidance to the team on all matters related to grants review, contract and subcontract negotiation, interpretation, compliance, and general administration on all matters related to Pre Award and Non-financial Post Award of sponsored research proposals. The Senior AD will provide supervision and management of a team of staff members and is responsible for monitoring and reporting performance of staff to the Director of Pre Award. The Senior AD will manage a portfolio of grants or contracts and be the point of contact for sponsoring agencies and serve as a liaison for the institution. The Senior AD will provide action-oriented and expert support to Principal Investigators (PIs) and handle specific contract and audit issues with integrity. The Senior AD must master a wide range of complex operational and administrative matters, and demonstrate a detailed understanding of the organization and functions of academic departments, organizational research units, and other campus units involved in research administration. The Senior AD must be familiar with and maintain external regulations and University academic policies and administrative standards.

Qualifications

A JD or Master’s is preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required. Detailed knowledge of the administrative components of a proposal including: understanding of standard proposal requirements, terms and conditions, budget development and resource requirements; bio-sketches; facilities pages; and subawards. Previous experience working with clinical research and industry and/or government contracting, and familiarity and understanding of best practices for project and contract management. Detailed knowledge of applicable federal, state and other sponsor regulations related to sponsored projects.Ability to work independently in a team environment, take ownership of the resolution of problems, be flexible and accountable, manage conflicting responsibilities, prioritize tasks and consistently meet deadlines.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Quick Link http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/38306

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

  • Jobs@Penn

  • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter

  • Referred by a Penn Employee

  • Referred by a friend or family member

  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

  • Inside Higher Ed

  • Indeed.com

  • Other Internet Advertisement

  • Linkedin

  • Twitter

  • Other Social Media Site

  • Professional Affiliation/Trade Website

  • Diversity Association/Publication Website

  • Heard about it at a conference or career fair

  • Apple One

  • Recruitment and/or staffing agency


  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • Less than high school education

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Vocational or Technical School

  • Associate's Degree or Two Year College

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Master's Degree

  • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree


  • How many years of experience do you have related to this position?

  • 0 to 1 Year

  • 1 to 2 Years

  • 2 to 3 Years

  • 3 to 5 Years

  • 5 to 7 Years

  • 7 to 10 Years

  • Over 10 Years


  • Do you have previous supervisory experience?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have Higher Ed experience?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have 7 years of grant/contract experience?

  • Yes

  • No


  • Do you have a JD or Master's degree?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

Optional Documents