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University of Utah Manager, Research in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 11/19/2020

Requisition Number PRN24778B

Job Title Manager, Research

Working Title Manager, Research

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 00639 - VP for Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $47,600-$90,400

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of the Vice President for Research ( VPR ) seeks a Grant Development Specialist to support evaluation, research strategic planning, and grant development for university research in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion ( EDI ). This open position is being offered at the Research Manager and Associate Director levels. Please apply to the appropriate position, Research Manager or Associate Director, depending on experience and qualifications. Applications for the Associate Director position can be submitted through the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/110275.

The individual in this position will play a pivotal role to nurture alliances between and among faculty at the University of Utah (UU), funding agencies, and communities to enhance institutional research in EDI . A key function of this position is to work with stakeholders to identify funding opportunities, lead the development of research and institutional proposals, assist faculty with other EDI -related extramural proposals, and develop goals and implementation plans for the campus wide EDI research portfolio for review by VPR leadership. The Grant Development Specialist will be expected to operate with guidance from supervisors during the initial learning period in the position. In addition, this individual will contribute to emerging and ongoing VPR and One U initiatives and administrative responsibilities related to EDI .

This position will report to the Associate Vice President for Research ( AVPR ).

Responsibilities

1.Identify funding opportunities in EDI based on institutional needs and faculty interests. Identify complementary research interests among faculty and assemble teams to address multidisciplinary, interdepartmental funding opportunities. Assist in preparing multi-investigator extramural funding proposals, including writing, resource and budget recommendations, and subcontract and timeline development.

2.Participate in and facilitate strategic planning activities of the VPR office related to EDI . Track and facilitate milestones as established by VPR leadership.

3.Assist with strategic planning and coordination between EDI initiatives and the VPR research units. Participate in staff meetings and provide decision support to the VPR Office.

4.In partnership with the VPR office, prepare for and pursue major institutional funding opportunities related to EDI .

5.Facilitate cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

6.Assist in the development of and administration of EDI internal grant programs.

8.Assist with VPR communications related to EDI , including print, presentations, website, emails, direct contact, and social media.

9.As requested by the VPR office, participate in broad institutional initiatives, proposal and award applications, staff mentoring, and other administrative assignments.

10.Other duties as assigned by the VPR and AVPR .

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency and 4 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preferences

1. PhD degree

2. Prior experience in EDI research and grant development and management

3. Prior experience in a higher education research institution

4. Strong organizational skills

5. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)

6. Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team

7. Willingness and ability to work flexibly and on short notice in order to meet tight deadlines

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Applications will be reviewed after January 1, 2021.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

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