Vanderbilt University selects Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its Director of Contracting, Sponsored Programs Administration
Vanderbilt University has selected Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its Director of Contracting, Sponsored Programs Administration.
The Director of Contracting position within Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is a key member of SPA’s senior management team. The Director will advise and assist the Assistant Provost for Research Operations as appropriate on a wide range of issues and functions, particularly those related to contract policies and procedures. Key areas of responsibility include: leadership for the contracts team within Sponsored Programs Administration focusing on a customer service approach to research administration, oversight of contract negotiations, interpretation of regulatory compliance, proactive communications with customers, and oversight of designated staff. This position has signature authority under Delegation of Authority to solicit and accept or execute extramural grants and contracts on behalf of the University. The Director reports to the Assistant Provost of Research Operations and works with SPA team leaders to support and supervise SPA’s personnel.
Vanderbilt University (also known informally as Vandy) is a private research university founded in 1873 and located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment. Vanderbilt is ranked as one of the top universities for its undergraduate teaching, research opportunities, and post-graduate employment placements. Today, Vanderbilt enrolls approximately 12,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and over 90 foreign countries in four undergraduate and six graduate and professional schools.
Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 52 offices in 34 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, hospitals, and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.
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