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Job Posting: Director, ORSP - San Francisco State University Susan Pelton 25 Nov 2003 01:22 EST

$85,000 - $100,000 Annual  (Salary is commensurate with experience)
San Francisco State University is an urban university granting bachelor’s and
master’s degrees and serving a diverse student body of approximately 27,000
students and 4,000 faculty and staff employees.  SFSU is one of the largest
campuses in the California State University (CSU) System - the largest system
of higher education composed of 23 member campuses.

SFSU administers most aspects of grant and contract administration within the
existing University infrastructure rather than through a separate campus
foundation.  The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is an
administrative department within the University and is responsible for all
aspects of grant and contract administration, including pre- and post-award
functions.  ORSP currently has 20 staff and a funding level of $50 million per

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Work Experience: 7-10 years leadership experience in
an academic or non-profit setting, including demonstrated success in directing
the work of a large staff and providing effective management of a significant
amount of external funding (approximately $50 million).  Knowledge: expertise
in all phases of grant proposal development; knowledge/experience with
application of OMB Circular A-21, A-110, A-133 and administrative guidelines
for federal grants; thorough knowledge of standard accounting principles.
Abilities: understand/address the challenges of grant administration within the
framework of larger institutional goals; work with representatives from outside
agencies and handle potentially sensitive issues that may affect current and
future funding as well as professional reputation of the unit, the faculty and
the University; present ideas, concepts, guidelines, policies and procedures in
written/verbal form; gain consensus among faculty and administration from
various disciplines; build productive working relationship with staff of
multiple departments; respond quickly/effectively to needs of Principle
Investigators/project staff while ensuring compliance with guidelines of
funding agencies and University policies; provide strong leadership,
supervision and motivation for department staff.

This position is an Administrator III in the CSU Management Personnel Plan,
reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for the Office of Research and
Sponsored Programs.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Provide grant and contract development (pre-award)
and administration (post-award) services for faculty who serve as Principal
Investigators (PI’s); provide leadership and supervision to both pre- and post-
award staff; responsible for pre-award duties, including assisting the AVP of
Research in the development and implementation of a strategic plan for
enhancing research opportunities for faculty by identifying/seeking out sources
of external support for mission-related research opportunities; responsible for
faculty outreach; provide sponsored program information services to campus
community and direction to faculty in proposal preparation and researching the
changing focus and requirements of major funding agencies/programs; responsible
for post-award administration, including compliance with sponsor requirements
and implementation of all Federal/CSU policies governing research and sponsored
program activities; implement policies/procedures to respond to changing funder
guidelines; take lead in organizing information for scheduled audits; oversee
systems administration, including database planning and administration for pre-
and post-award functions.

TO APPLY: Submit detailed, current resume and two letters of reference, with
Social Security Number and JOB# 7682.3M, to San Francisco State University,
Human Resources (ADM 252), 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California

SFSU is an Equal Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act employer and has a
strong commitment to the principles of diversity.

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