The Director Research Grants has overall strategic and operational responsibility for managing research grant funding for the MaineHealth system, the largest health system North of Boston. The Director collaborates with our Academic Affairs Contracts Office and reports to the Vice President for Research for MaineHealth. The Director is responsible for growing a high-functioning, streamlined, compliant and user-friendly research grants office that minimizes risk to the institution and facilitates success in research grant funding and stewardship. They will lead the grants team in identifying and communicating about funding opportunities; submitting grant proposals; negotiating and managing grant-related subcontracts; oversight of non-accounting post award management throughout the grant life-cycle; resolving grant management issues and serving as liaison to funders. The Director directs the creation of grant resources and website content and provides education and training on grants to MH investigators, communicating consistently, effectively and professionally with all stakeholders.
The Director manages research grant staff, and works with others in leadership on the financial planning process regarding projection of research grant income. The Director will collaborate with Principal Investigators (PI's), clinical service line leaders, financial planning, IRB, and others as needed. In addition, the Director creates and maintains relationships with funder staff, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the MH Grants Office, and other collaborators.
Education: Bachelor's or higher degree in appropriate fields (e.g., journalism, English, health policy).
Experience: At least seven years' progressive experience leading and supervising grant writing in a health or health-related field, with demonstrated ability to secure large grants and/or contracts from varied sources. Research experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of and experience in all aspects of proposal development, writing, production, and post award management.
A demonstrated leadership, coaching and relationship management experience, and ability to work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups in developing and producing proposals.
Leadership, Management and Collaboration:
Proposal Development and Submission:
Metrics and Data: (Information Management)
We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.
With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.We look forward to your application!Leisa Collins & Team
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