Office of Naval Research Project Director

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Classification:Administrative Professional 3
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Engineering & Mines
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is hiring a Program Director for our Office of Naval Research grant. This position provides oversight for the daily operations of the ONR grant including supervision and management of two staff members (shared supervision of Office Manager), maintenance of high quality research and education standards and practices, adherence to all licensing and accreditation standards, coordinates and supervises all research projects, practicum, interns, and mentoring programs. The ideal candidate for the ONR position must possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships with staff and funding agencies, excellent decision-making skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency. The Project Director provides leadership and guidance to the research and administrative staff by supporting ACEP's core values and expectations of the ONR award. They oversee all research projects being conducted on ONR to help research faculty and staff complete the objectives outlined within the grant. Completing annual reports and providing additional information to the funding agency as needed to strengthen ACEP's position as Alaska's leading research organization in energy. This position will also be responsible for assisting the ACEP Executive Director with proposals for continued funding or additional funding opportunities.

Duties:

10Program reporting and evaluation; Responsible for annual technical and progress reports to the ONR; responsible for the tracking of related UA Initiative budget; responsible for any UA or other requests for information related program progress.Essential
10Publicity and communications-Oversee the development and maintenance of an effective publicity and information program, including ONR ARCTIC web sites, newsletters, brochures, and flyers. Respond to request for information from external constituencies and negotiate partnerships, agreements and contracts with organizations and agencies.Essential
20Program administration - Working closely with the Project Principle Investigator and Co-Investigators, develop and implement policies and procedures to manage the various components of the ONR award, including external sub-awards, education outreach, multi-institution research initiatives, and visiting scientist and faculty travel awards. Technical review of ACEP areas of research - this position will include time spent supporting and reviewing technical progress on projects and completing work in direct support of program or project goals.Essential
20Serve as supervisory manager for key program staff positions; recruit, screen and hire staff positions as required; assign, monitor and evaluate work performance. Assist the director with the same duties for other professional and technician positions who answer directly to the director. Use a high level of conflict resolution to solve problems encountered with students, faculty and staff. Remain current with all UAF sponsored supervisor training sessions and knowledgeable of all UA human resource policies and regulations.Essential
35Financial management - Oversee the ONR Grant Manager with monitoring the program budget; Develop policies and timelines on internal award spending and other faculty support funds; Oversee the Grant Manager in resolving conflicts and problems with faculty and staff; oversee ONR project with programmatic aspects of carryover requests and no-cost extension.‚Äč Proposal Development - Assist Executive Director in the development of new proposals to the ONR or related agencies for additional phases of funding.Essential
5Coordinate large meetings and workshops, including an annual all-hands meeting, ONR ARCTIC Problem Curation workshops, workshops, and any required ONR national meetings for current or additional funding.Essential

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power is hiring a Program Director for our Office of Naval Research grant.

This position provides oversight for the daily operations of the ONR grant including supervision and management of two staff members (shared supervision of Office Manager), maintenance of high quality research and education standards and practices, adherence to all licensing and accreditation standards, coordinates and supervises all research projects, practicum, interns, and mentoring programs. The ideal candidate for the ONR position must possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to build strong relationships with staff and funding agencies, excellent decision-making skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency.

The Project Director provides leadership and guidance to the research and administrative staff by supporting ACEP's core values and expectations of the ONR award. They oversee the all research projects being conducted on ONR to help research faculty and staff complete the objectives outlined within the grant. Completing annual reports and providing additional information to the funding agency as needed to strengthen ACEP position as Alaska leading research organization in energy. This position will also be responsible for assisting the ACEP Executive Director with proposals for continued funding or additional funding opportunities.

  • Grant and contract management;
  • Knowledge of detailed and differing policies and procedures of federal agency programs that apply to energy.
  • Understanding of UA structure and individual campus instructional and research programs, weaknesses, and strengths.
  • Proposal preparation guidelines, especially ONR and DOE.
  • Knowledge of program reporting and evaluation measures.
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience, including administration, faculty and students, and non-university members.
  • Ability to manage a complex program with multiple components.
  • Negotiate partnerships, agreements and contracts with external organizations and agencies.
  • Develop, recommend and create new programs within research interest areas of ACEP and ONR/DOE.

Required Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree in relevant field and six years progressively responsible experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Advanced degree preferred.

This is a full-time, Grade 81, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package. This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on January 11, 2019.  To ensure your application is considered, apply by 11:55 pm, 1/10/2019.  Applications received after this date may not be considered. A complete application will include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references.

Assistance:

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact CEM Human Resources at 907-474-7777. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office at 907-474-7700.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Probationary:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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