Associate Director, Global Contracts, Grants and Partnerships
University of Delaware - Newark, DE

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Pay Grade: 32E

Deadline: January 15, 2013

The Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware seeks to fill an Associate Director for Global Contracts, Grants, and Partnerships. The Associate Director is responsible for facilitating the development of competitive grant proposals, maintenance of existing university partnerships and development of new agreements, and other university-wide programs and activities that are related to the mission of the Institute for Global Studies.

Identify sources of public and private funding; develop and negotiate contracts, including budget development and reporting, and contract specifications; serve as principal or co-principal investigator on contracts and grants when appropriate; manage sponsored awards to include budget oversight, and hiring and supervision of staff for awarded projects.

Communicate regularly with federal agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) relative to trends in funding and anticipated project RFPs; coordinate faculty teams to respond to calls for proposals, including faculty at domestic and global partner institutions.

Provide regular assessment and reporting for programs funded by contracts and grants.

Develop off-the-shelf, customizable, short-term exchange and training programs.

Negotiate and develop global partnership agreements and develop new initiatives under those agreements; review and update existing agreements to comply with University standards.

Develop and coordinate itineraries for visits to UD from international delegations of scholars, leaders and students, interfacing with representatives from the State of Delaware and when appropriate, making arrangements for visitors to interact with senior University of Delaware administrators and leaders.

Develop alumni and academic department linkages for ongoing international education programs; generate creative and challenging global higher-education programming activities for the University of Delaware community such as Salzburg Seminar programs and Fulbright Programs.

Manage IGS Award Programs from RFP to selection; coordinate development of Institute database with IGS IT staff for generation of special analyses and reports.

Supervise staff as well as graduate and undergraduate students.

Master’s degree, Ph.D. preferred, in public policy, social sciences, international relations or related discipline; and three to five years of related experience.

Experience identifying and responding to proposals in the areas that support global research and education.

Experience working with academic faculty and staff in a professional capacity, promoting global partnerships between universities.

Experience working with community groups (NGOs) and government agencies.

Effective writing and oral communication skills; program planning and implementation skills, and advanced EXCEL skills .

Knowledge of federal regulations as they pertain to contract and grants is preferred.

Flexibility to travel to manage international projects is essential.

How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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