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Assistant Director of Training, Sponsored Projects Services
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Director of Training, Sponsored Projects Services
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Sponsored Projects Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Communications/Public Relations
The Office of Sponsored Projects Services (SPS) within the Vice President for Research and Economic Development division, is seeking an Assistant Director of Training, who will identify a training strategy to support research administration across the university, oversee its implementation and assess its outcomes.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Collaborates with functional teams to identify and assess ongoing and future training needs
  • Designs, plans, and implements training programs and procedures
  • Deploys a wide variety of training methods
  • Monitors and evaluates training program’s effectiveness and success periodically and report on them
  • Resolves any specific problems and tailor training programs as necessary
  • Maintains a keen understanding of training trends, developments, and best practices
  • Oversees the daily activities of any training associates and consultants
  • Identify problems and opportunities such as operational changes or industry developments that training could improve
  • Delivers and/or facilitates required and recommended training sessions
  • Ensures that training milestones and goals are met while adhering to approved training budget
  • Prepares and implements training budget
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President for Research Administration. The incumbent is expected to work independently, collaborate with functional staff and academic unit teams, perform duties in a self-sufficient capacity, and provide progress reports to supervisor on a regular basis.

To be successful in this role, you should be a skilled facilitator who is comfortable working with all levels of employees from front-line to senior-level staff. You will routinely work collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the university. It is essential that you foster and promote a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all interactions. You will need to be flexible to shift with frequently changing priorities and build trusted relationships with a wide variety of constituents at the university.

The SPS office provides leadership in grants and contracts administration from proposal development through closeout, working closely with university faculty to oversee the submission of grant proposals and ensure the responsible stewardship of research funding according to State, University, and sponsor regulations.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages

About the Research Foundation and SPS
The Research Foundation advances the research enterprise at UB, encourages entrepreneurial creativity, and facilitates innovative thinking. We do this by providing a supportive infrastructure for scholarship and creative activities, research compliance, innovation, and technology transfer.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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