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Sector Research Administrative Director
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Aug. 5, 2021
Title Sector Research Administrative Director
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department CAS Administrative Operations
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Research

Position Summary
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo is seeking a Research Administrator that will support all sectors within the college. Working under supervision of the Senior Associate Dean for Research in College of Arts and Sciences, the incumbent is responsible for:
Establishing and maintaining a robust pre- and post-award sponsored projects management structure for all sectors of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Demonstrating the ability to make data-driven decisions, using organizational data to determine trends, and to refine and optimize resource deployment.
Overall responsibility for training and supervising a team of pre- and post-award specialists that will support the faculty in all sectors of CAS with the aim of reducing the burden of grant administration.
Collecting, organizing and providing a detailed analysis of information regarding all aspects of research productivity with a strong focus on sponsored research activity to the Senior Associate Dean for Research in College of Arts and Sciences. This information is to be used in support of research operations, planning, reporting and strategic decision-making. As such the incumbent must be an effective communicator, facile in using presentations, narratives, and written reports tailored to convey relevant information to the target audience.
Serving as the liaison between administrative staff and the Sector Associate Dean. This involves supervising professional and/or classified staff across the college to maintain consistency and effectiveness. You will regularly review staff performance and seek out professional development and growth opportunities for the staff you oversee.
Adhering to University and College policies and procedures and implement processes with an eye toward efficiency and best practices.

The College of Arts and Sciences is a large college, with a small college feel. We are the largest academic unit at the University at Buffalo, with 29 departments and 16 academic programs, 23 centers and institutes, two art galleries and major theater and music performance venues. We provide education and scholarship in the Liberal Arts and Sciences to the University, the Western New York community and the world at large.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors Degree, in a business-related field with a minimum of 3 years experience.
Demonstrated expertise in sponsored programs management in a University setting.
Experience in managing financial accounts and funds, including cost budgeting, ability to perform mid-level financial analysis and customized reporting.
Strong organizational, problem solving, and excellent customer service skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment with overlapping deadlines and short lead times.
Must be able to multi-task and quickly shift priorities. Ability to work independently as well as in a team.
Proficiency working with information management systems.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheets and databases in financial analysis, fiscal management and financial reports.
Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face and respond to stressful situations with diplomacy and tact.
Must demonstrate ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality in carrying out responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications
Masters Degree
5 years of relevant work experience with pre and post awards.
Current employment with the University at Buffalo
Experience with University at Buffalo systems

  • University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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