Assistant Director January 2014 to CurrentKennesaw State University Office of Research
Assist and provide technical guidance to Principal Investigators/Project Directors, departmental/unit administrators and staff by serving as a contact for up-to-date information on current agency guidelines, interpretation of regulations and policies of sponsors and the university, and alerting appropriate University officials of sponsor and regulatory changes affecting research administration and working with them to develop appropriate new standardized policy and procedures to address changes.
Build and develop strategic working relationships with colleagues and customers in colleges and departments; establish and maintain effective communication channels; evaluate college and departmental needs, obtain feedback on the service they receive, and make necessary adjustments to service levels, as appropriate.
Develop and provide information, training, and other resources for Principal Investigators (PIs) and the broader research community to increase and facilitate participation in competitions for external funding in areas of strategic importance as well as in targeted funding areas, such as early career awards, training grants, and sponsor-limited submissions, and to enhance overall proposal development expertise and success across the campus.
Work with Principal Investigators (PIs) to assemble teams and provide the guidance, expertise and content necessary to support PIs in developing and submitting proposals.
Collaborate with other departments within the University to best meet the strategic objectives of both the Office of Research and the University.
Identify current and future grant funding needs and establish priorities for seeking grant funding; ensure these needs and priorities reflect and/or complement the mission and goals of the University and its departments.
Interpret sponsor guidelines, policies, regulations, and terms and conditions of awards.
Facilitate the internal review, approval, and mailing or electronic submission of grant and contract proposals.
Support the Vice President and Executive Director on strategic initiatives.
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Managing Institutional Officer January 2012 to January 2014Georgia State University Office of Sponsored Programs & Awards
Manage a sponsored research portfolio of 120 research grant awards representing over $20 million in federal, state and foundation funding.
Provide technical assistance and guidance to faculty and administrators in the development and preparation of over 100 proposals each year.
Review applications, proposals and awards documents for compliance with institutional and sponsoring agency requirements.
Monitor regulatory and financial compliance through coordination with IRB, IACUC, Biosafety and Research Financial officers.
Serve as point of contact for 11 web-based proposal and application submission systems.
Develop and process no-cost extensions, subcontract agreements, and contract modifications.
Monitor project technical reporting requirements as indicated by sponsoring organizations.
Coordinate with Office of Research Financial Services to develop fiscal and programmatic reporting procedures to meet senior management and sponsor requirements.
Manager, Georgia Department of Public Health Grants Office January 2010 to January 2012
Provide oversight of Departmental efforts to complete and deliver to funding agencies over 100 proposals valued at $500 million each year.
Coordinate and maintain relationships with external grant managers and program officers.
Serve as liaison to funding agencies, internal and external constituents, state and local government agencies, civic groups, news media, and other private and public groups.
Compile financial and non-financial data for the preparation and submission of internal and external reports.
Submit grant applications on behalf of the Department of Public Health using Grants.gov, HRSA Electronic Handbook, and GrantSolutions.
Collaborate with program managers in monitoring goals, progress and compliance to ensure positive performance.
Design and implement research administration training workshops.
Perform general grant administration functions such as budget amendments, plan changes, program evaluation, etc.
Coordinate with appropriate DPH personnel to gather data for reports and ensure maintenance of records.
Ensure Departmental compliance with OMB A-87 & A-133 compliance requirements and Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Manage the selection, interview and hiring process for support staff.
Doctorate of Public Administration : Public Sector ManagementValdosta State UniversityPublic Sector Management
Doctor : Philosophy, Political ScienceGeorgia State University － ABDPhilosophy, Political Science
Master of Public Administration : Public Management, 1996Georgia State UniversityPublic Management
Bachelor of Arts : Journalism, 1992Georgia State UniversityJournalism
SENIOR-LEVEL RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION
Executive leadership position with a dynamic research-intensive/research-emergent institution of higher learning
Federal/State/Private Grants * Pre-Award Development * Budget Development
Non-Financial & Financial Post-Award Management * Compliance * Clinical Trials * Training
Goal driven, MPA educated professional with solid foundation in research administration and significant, progressive experience that is highly applicable to the Executive Director/Assistant Vice President position. Quantitatively competent administrator who has managed all aspects of grants and sponsored research administration, including pre-award, post-award, and compliance administration. Highly organized, creative leader and multi-tasker with proven track record of overseeing day-to-day operations, planning and organizing team efforts, as well as effectively managing staff and student workers. Strong written and oral communicator who has developed policies and procedures, and produced and disseminated reports to stakeholders. Diplomatic liaison with extensive history of collaborating with wide array of stakeholder groups. Motivated achiever with demonstrable ability to recommend enhancements to business processes. Proactive self-starter with track record of initiative, personal responsibility, ownership of work, and reputation for removing obstacles and making things happen.
grant applications, Grants, mailing, program evaluation, Public Health