Grants & Sponsored Programs Training Manager

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital New York, NY

About the Job

There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. Because at our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals shares our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where everyone, regardless of their role, receives the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers and be the force behind the cures.
The Training Manager will be responsible for building a comprehensive plan to design, develop, document and deliver training modules related to research administration in order to ensure compliance with federal, state, sponsor and institutional policies and procedures. In this role, you will manage, monitor and revise research compliance program for externally sponsored research activities. You will also coordinate professional development training for Grants & Sponsored Programs (GSP) staff as well as department administrators and faculty. This position will work collaboratively with Grants Accounting, Compliance Office, Legal Services, Internal Audit, departmental leadership and GSP staff to promote the effective use of project management tools and research management systems.

  • Assesses and identifies training needs for faculty and staff in research administration.
    a. Partners with internal stakeholders and subject matter experts regarding training needs and instructional design.
    b. Maps out training plans, designs and develops in house training programs
    c. Monitors and analyzes developments and major issues within the research administration field to share with faculty and staff as appropriate
  • Facilitates learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction and virtual training
  • Designs and applies assessment tools to measure effectiveness and summarizes evaluation reports to determine the impact of the training
  • Leads the onboarding process for GSP staff and others who will work directly with grant activities
  • Provides a project management approach to training and direction to GSP, departmental administrators and faculty in the development and coordination of sponsored projects
    a. Provides project leadership including priority setting, continuous performance improvement, overall project management tools and strategic planning
  • Leads and supports GSP and organization in change processes.
    a. Includes working to understand and minimize negative impact of new policies, procedures, and systems across the institution
  • Assists the Director GSP with enterprise system project management of software implementations and assists system users and IS as appropriate to generate reports and revise processes.
    a. Challenges existing processes to identify systematic ways to create efficiencies and recommends changes to processes as appropriate based on system capabilities and departmental needs
    b. Assists Director with examining and evaluating system features to ensure their use is being maximized
    c. Assists Director with evaluation of new modules or alternate systems to determine if the institution’s research system needs are being addressed
  • Manages GSP webpage information.
    a. Ensures that the policies and procedures posted on the webpage are current with research information.
    b. Liaises with research departments to ensure webpage needs are being met
  • Manages and leads the quarterly grant updates and Research Admin Forums.
    a. Identifies and manages need for ongoing education
  • Performs other duties as assigned or special projects to meet the goals of the department and the institution.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, research administration, health administration, finances or science required
  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred

  • Minimum of six (6) years experience in grants related training & development required
  • Management experience of three (3) years required
  • Experience with large, complex integrated systems preferred

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