Job Board

 View Only

Job Opportunity - Sponsored Research Business Manager - DRI

  • 1.  Job Opportunity - Sponsored Research Business Manager - DRI

    Posted 11-23-2021 10:48
      |   view attached

    The Desert Research Institute (DRI) seeks a highly motivated, well-organized person for the position of Business Manager in the Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES) in Reno, NV.  DRI is the non-profit environmental research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education.  DEES is one of the three research divisions at DRI. 

    The Business Manager reports to and works closely with the Executive Director of DEES in a division leadership partnership. The Business Manager acts as the division's research administrator, working directly with faculty, staff, and administration to develop grant proposals (ex. DOE, NSF, USDA, NIH, DOD, State of Nevada, etc.) and contract bids for research projects; coordinates the development of 60+ proposals per year; assists faculty in responding to RFP/RFQ/RFA guidelines; creates research proposal budgets; reviews proposal packages for accuracy and compliance; and authorizes and submits final proposals. 

    This position is responsible for pre- and post-award administration of research grants and contracts for the division, and reviews and negotiates their terms and conditions in compliance with Federal, DRI, and Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) policy. The Business Manager tracks and authorizes all internal and external expenditures on grants, contracts and division accounts. The position requires preparation and monitoring of sub-awards, requesting contractual amendments from sponsors, and developing recharge rates for specialized service centers as needed.  In addition to sponsored research duties, the Business Manager ensures that divisional operations run efficiently by assisting the Executive Director with preparing fiscal year budgets, tracking and authorizing expenditures, and providing analyses, trends, and metrics for division budgets.

    The Business Manager works collaboratively with the Business Managers of the other research divisions, Sponsored Projects Office, Human Resources Office, Financial Services Office and other administrative departments to help drive success. The Business Manager supervises the division business staff which includes a team of 5 employees (Assistant Business Manager and Program Specialists).

    For more information, requirements, and application instructions, please visit:
    or visit

    Dana Trimble
    Human Resources
    Desert Research Institute (DRI)