Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Columbia University 285 reviews - New York, NY

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5711- SSW Rsch & Academic Affairs



Job Type

Officer Full-Time Regular

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Job Family

Grants Management

Salary Grade


Salary Range

Commensurate with experience

Advertised Summary Job Description

With dual reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research and to the Senior Assistant Dean for Administration, Finance and Planning, the incumbent will oversee the grants management activity for all research projects at the Columbia University School of Social Work. The Director will work closely with PIs to ensure compliance with sponsor and institutional regulations and policies. This individual will serve as strategic partner to PIs, faculty, senior school leadership, and University departments for grants related activity such as proposal development, forecasting, financial management and personnel issues.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 5 years related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Must have demonstrated financial experience in budgeting, accounting and compliance. Strong mathematical and organizational competencies are a necessity. Excellent analytical and quantitative skills are a must. Must have a minimum of 5 years supervisory/management experience. Demonstrated experience in exercising independent judgment and decision-making is essential. Broad and expert-level computer skills including spreadsheets and accounting/financial management software is mandatory. Strong understanding of grants management administration and an in-depth knowledge of grants management accounting is required. An ability to handle pressure resulting from monitoring budgetary activities and fostering grant production is essential. Must be skilled at building and maintaining relationships, enhancing and maintaining customer-service orientation, and working with multiple constituencies within an academic setting. The ability to exercise tact, discretion and judgment in sensitive and confidential matters is required. Must be a skilled problem solver who can meet deadlines and work well under pressure.

Preferred Qualifications

A master's degree in business, accounting, public administration, risk management or in a related area is preferred.

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