Job Specifications

  • LocationNew York,New York
  • Published14 hours ago, 2020-09-29T07:01:15Z
  • 2020-10-02Full Time

Director of Research Operations

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  • Resource management: ensure portfolios have resources to stay on track and on budget.
  • Monitor work plans: monitor portfolio and/or individual project work plans; continually assess progress toward achieving project goals and production of deliverables; ensure adherence to research timelines, and ensure compliance with funder requirements.
  • Training: support division staff in developing and exercising project management skills.
  • Supervision: supervise Research Administrative Managers and provide guidance to the Research Administrative Team.
  • Staff allocation: manage and monitor allocation of staff time across research projects.
  • Fiscal oversight: guide budget development for new projects; audit and monitor budgets in collaboration with project teams; oversee budget revisions.
  • Communication: serve as interdivisional liaison to facilitate work of the Research division.
  • Manage organizational tools: identify software applications to harmonize and standardize project management, coordination, and tracking.
  • 10+ years of experience managing research administration teams in academia, government, or the nonprofit sector; or 5+ years experience and a Master's degree (administration, policy, public health, social work)
  • Experience managing federal grant proposals, regulatory reporting, contracts, and MOUs for domestic and international projects;
  • Experience with IRB/human subjects protection management or oversight;
  • Proficient in design, implementation and oversight of budgeting policies and procedures;
  • Demonstrated effective planning and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully engage with diverse internal and external populations;
  • Commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives;
  • Experience with project management and implementing new processes;
  • Experience with managing large, complex teams and multiple projects;
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, Asana, and/or other project management software;
  • Communication skills including oral, written, interpersonal, and coaching skills are clear, concise and effective at influencing and informing target audiences
  • Experience in the sexual and reproductive health field a plus;
  • Experience with organizational change management a plus;
  • Commitment to the Institute's mission and values


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