Position Available - Postaward Manager Ruth B Smith 06 Jun 2002 16:06 EST

Dear Colleagues,
We are looking for a manager to join our team and oversee our eight person
postaward sponsored programs unit.  Please share our advertisement with
others you think may be interested.   For additional information about ODU
Research Foundation, visit our website at www.researchfoundation.odu.edu.
Thank you.

Ruth Smith, Executive Director
Old Dominion University Research Foundation

Manager Sponsored Programs/Contracting Officer
Old Dominion University Research Foundation

Old Dominion University Research Foundation provides fiscal and
administrative services supporting research, public service, and training
activities of Old Dominion University, a Research Intensive University,
including Colleges of Engineering and Technology, Sciences, Education, Arts
and Letters, Business and Public Administration, and Health Sciences, as
well as its interdisciplinary centers.   In Fiscal Year 2001, the Research
Foundation staff of 31 processed nearly $30 million in expenditures,
submitted proposals totaling over $189 million, accepted sponsored program
awards of  $40 million, and provided payroll services for an average of 500
employees appointed to projects.  The following position is a member of the
nine person postaward office, and will primarily work with investigators in
Old Dominion University College of Engineering and Technology.

The incumbent will work as a member of the Research Foundation management
team.  Primary responsibilities include serving as the contracting officer
as well as supervising and providing guidance to the Grant and Contract
unit staff.   Serves as a resource on grant and contract regulations, and
interprets requirements with staff, principle investigators and management.
While the role is primary advisory, it may be necessary for the incumbent
to take a more hands on approach toward particularly complex contracts.
Ensures financial and regulatory compliance and maintains working knowledge
of Research Foundation, federal, and agency regulations, policies,
procedures, forms and guidelines for the conduct of research.  As part of
the Research Foundation management team, develops and implements policies
and procedures.  Provides technical assistance and coordinates staff
development and training.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and at least five years related
experience.  Previous supervisory experience in a university environment is
desired.  Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations related to research
administration, including OMB A-21, OMB A-110, Federal Acquisition
Regulations and major federal funding agency guidelines is critical.
Knowledge of university policies and procedures related to the conduct of
research preferred. Experience negotiating agreements and working with
industry is useful.  Interpersonal skills are required to work effectively
in situations involving competing opinions, significant deadline pressure,
and multiple competing tasks.  Solid working knowledge of PC-based
computing applications in the networked computing environment, including
Microsoft Office, email, and financial databases essential.

Old Dominion University Research Foundation offers a competitive salary and
benefit program.  The expected hiring range is $55,000 - $63,000.  Moving
expenses, if required, will be considered for the candidate who has
exceptionally strong skills and background.

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefit program.
Send resume and transmittal letter with salary history and requirements to
Old Dominion University Research Foundation, P.O. Box 6369, Norfolk, VA
23508, or e-mail to xxxxxx@pobox.hprf.odu.edu. Specify Job #02002.

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