The Director, Research Administration provides direction, administrative support and resources for the pre and post award research administration support for College of Engineering at the University of Iowa faculty and staff. Will assist in fiscal support for research administration as needed/requested. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Research, and Faculty, as well as the Director, Finance & Operations. This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Work arrangement options will be discussed during the hiring process. Specific Job Duties and Tasks Responsible for pre-award management with a high degree of complexity, from both federal and non-federal funding sources. Assist faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and staff with navigating the university's research infrastructure by providing checklists, liaising with the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) and other offices, advising of internal deadlines, developing grant submission timelines. Create, edit/review and submit grant proposals and progress reports via electronic systems, including Cayuse, NSF FastLane, and the NIH eRA Commons. Prepare routing forms, obtain institutional approvals for grant/sub-award documents, and electronically submit grant proposals. Collaborate with department post-award support staff to ensure proper notifications, interpretation of sponsor guidelines, and monitoring of budgets. Collaborate with department post-award support staff to ensure accuracy and timeliness of grant financial projections. Assist faculty with post-award documentation, such as revised budgets, no-cost extension requests, change of Principal Investigator. Assist faculty with development of compliance information as required for contracts and grant proposals. Consult with faculty to discuss, evaluate and plan for current and future needs and research funding opportunities. Establish new user accounts and train faculty and research staff on electronic grant submission systems and financial reports. Serve as a contact for the Division of Sponsored Programs regarding grant submissions, along with the CoE Business Officer and Assistant Director for Budget and Finance. Communicate with University of Iowa units to assure compliance, adherence to policies and status tracking, and direct communications with sponsors and other entities. For a complete job description, please contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu. About the College of Engineering The? College of Engineering ?is one of 12 colleges at the University of Iowa, a premier public research university offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states and employs 29,500 faculty and staff.? The College is driven by talented faculty, staff, and students who are producing knowledge to address grand challenges around advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. Our graduates are ethical, globally-aware citizens whose work while at the University of Iowa and throughout their careers make the world safer and our use of resources more efficient. As a center of innovation and discovery, the people who make up the College of Engineering are undoubtedly improving quality of life for our Iowa community as well as for people across the United States and around the world. Beyond playing an integral role in the college's? mission , College of Engineering employees are encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance and have access to generous benefits. These include flexible work arrangements, professional development, a monthly vacation accrual of 16 hours (two days), and other excellent benefits that are competitive with private businesses. We encourage you to review our benefits summary?here. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, which perennially ranks as one of? America's best places to live. Featuring a college-town atmosphere with big-city cultural richness, the Iowa City area has something for everyone: learn more at Living and Working @ Iowa. Eduacation Requirement A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Qualifications Minimum of three years of experience with research grant proposal development, including experience developing and expediting proposal budgets for multiple projects at any given time. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with technical and non-technical staff. Demonstrated accuracy and high attention to detail in work products. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service in a deadline driven environment. Working proficiency in Microsoft Office computer programs, particularly Excel. Demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion. Desired Qualifications Working experience with the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other federal sponsors. Experience working with the University of Iowa systems and electronic submission systems such as Cayuse, eRA Commons, and Fastlane. Working knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures, and regulations. Experience proofreading grant materials and/or providing feedback on non-scientific content. Application Details In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload: Resume Cover Letter Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background and credential check. 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions, contact Alex Schutman at Alex-Schutman@uiowa.edu Benefits Highlights Regular salaried position. Located in Iowa City, Iowa. Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans. For more information about Why Iowa? Click here. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.