Summary of Duties: The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University is embarking on the accreditation and development of a next generation medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders who innovate, adapt, and discover in an ever changing healthcare landscape. The School is now inviting applications for the position of Director, Research Administration and Finance who will join the Office of Research in leading the college into the future.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide leadership, direction, and oversight of department's fiscal management, human resource functions, and administration. Position shall be accountable for resources, staffing, organizational planning, and representation of department.
Create, justify, administer and monitor budgets for the unit and its related programmatic areas with recognition of institutional guidelines and in accordance with strategic plans
Develop and ensure accuracy of grant proposal budgets and contractual agreements; ensure the timely submission of proposals or agreements which meet institutional mandates; obtain exceptions, if necessary, to institutional guidelines
Serve as lead contact for research faculty related to grants submission and management. Routinely provide case management for routine and unique concerns related to research administration.
Provide advice and counsel to faculty on grant submissions, negotiations with sponsoring agencies, contract development and financial oversight of approved awards
Serve as the direct supervisor of the research administration unit employees
Required Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelors degree in a relevant field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Masters degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Education and experience can be tailored to fit the specific organizational entity/directorial assignment.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carne...gie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.