Associate Director of Administration RPCA Research Program on Children & Adversity Boston College School of Social Work
The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) at the School of Social Work focuses on improving protections and care for children, youth, and families facing multiple forms of adversity, including due to armed conflict, poverty, and infectious disease. The Program is devoted to applied cross-cultural research in health and human rights. RPCA research directly addresses strategies and methods to close the global implementation gap in providing protections and effective services for individuals in adversity. Highly active and continually growing, the RPCA currently has an annual research expenditure of approximately $2,000,000.
The Associate Director of Administration will be based at the Boston College School of Social Work. The Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) focuses on understanding trajectories of risk and resilience in children facing multiple forms of adversity, including poverty, conflict, and infectious disease. Through quantitative and qualitative research methods, the program investigates key mechanisms shaping child development and mental health. The program develops targeted psychosocial interventions that support positive life outcomes that can be effectively delivered at scale in low-resource settings. Overall, the program team works to develop evidence-based, transdiagnostic interventions that are feasible and cost effective, to support positive life outcomes. These outcomes are key to child health, social services, and the economic development agendas.
The Associate Director of Administration will be based at Boston College and will supervise the RPCA Program Assistant, Grants Administrator and IT & Research Data Management Specialist to ensure smooth day to day functioning of the lab. S/he will report to the Faculty Director.
The Associate Director of Administration is responsible for all administrative coordination of the program unit; manages office or department and/or plans and organizes events or conferences; serves as a subject matter expert, principal administrative contact, and liaison for internal and external department or program constituencies; reviews and analyzes procedures and policies; assesses outcomes and implements changes; works very independently with minimal supervision in a work environment of multiple and conflicting priorities; anticipates and resolves problems, updating supervisor as needed; may train, assign and direct work of support staff, students, LHT's and temps. Essential Functions include:
* Handles all internal and external requests for the organization as they relate to administrative systems and staff support.
* Monitors and creates new systems and policies to ensure continued program efficiency.
* Expert for all processes within the program and within the broader University community helping to link staff to appropriate mechanisms for support, workload and career development.
* Draft and copy edits donor reports and tracks donor deadlines working closely with the grants manager to ensure deliverables are met.
* Manages all logistical aspects of events/functions, including staffing, facilities, amenities, meeting materials
* Ensures that travel, schedule, reimbursement, letters and logistical support to the principle investigator/Program Director is adequately covered
* Trains/onboards staff, oversees schedules and time reporting
* Tracks publications and provides drafts, editing, uploading and NIH reporting when necessary* Contributes to preparing grant proposals and contributes to writing and editing program reports and other materials* Serve as point person for IRB, IT, finance, compliance, sponsored research and HR.
* Organizes team events and opportunities for professional development for staff.
Please include a cover letter with your application.
Hiring Range for this position is $71,480 $89,350
* Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, or other related field.
* A minimum of three years of professional level administrative experience in an academic setting.
* Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests.
* Proven project and/or program management skills.
* Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
* Exceptional problem solving skills.
* Ability to work independently.
* Proficiency using a variety of computer software and systems.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.