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The Assistant Director, Non-Federal Awards, Subawards and Federal Contracts, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under the general direction of the Senior Director, OSR, has day-to-day management and supervision responsibility for the OSR teams providing central pre-award and non-accounting post award functions and services related to the administration of sponsored projects at Fred Hutch, including incoming Federal contracts, subcontracts, and non-federal agreements; incoming and outgoing subawards, subrecipient monitoring, and associated training. As a part of the OSR leadership team, the Assistant Director ensures that a high level of service to and partnership with the Fred Hutch research community is achieved and consistently maintained.
Oversee activities to development, maintenance and delivery of OSR-wide training, information and tools to support efficient and effective agreement negotiations.
Oversee institutional Subrecipient monitoring and Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting activities, including conducting management-level institutional subrecipient compliance reviews, providing recommendations, and making determinations regarding compliance actions as necessary.
Provide day-to-day supervision, conduct staff training, set team goals and objectives, implement team-building strategies, employ outcome measures to evaluate goal attainment (individual and team benchmarks), evaluate staff, maintain job descriptions, and take corrective action as needed.
Manage the recruitment, hiring, orientation and professional development of the OSR Team members.
Continuously assess OSR teams regarding their ability to maintain high-quality, value-added services in response to the workload volume and complexity; implement efficiencies and new, creative approaches where necessary to address increases in workload volume or complexity.
Ensure that OSR personnel possess current, expert knowledge of applicable federal regulations, laws, statutes, and Hutch policies and procedures, as they relate to the management and administration of sponsored projects.
As part of the OSR leadership team, establish standards for OSR service delivery; develop and monitor internal performance measurements to ensure high levels of customer service and accomplishments of objectives.
Strong writing and editing skills, including the ability to write and format professional correspondence and reports.
Demonstrated computer skills such as word processing, use and development of spreadsheets and database use.
Expert knowledge of electronic research administration systems.
Excellent presentation skills sufficient to present and explain complex concepts, practices, policies, guidelines and procedures and their underlying principles to a diverse audience at all organizational levels.