Position: Coordinator
(Coordinator of Research Compliance and Grants Services)
Department: Office of Research and Sponsored Projects

Northeastern Illinois University (Northeastern) invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Research Compliance and Grants Services.

Full Time, Continuing Position
Under general supervision of the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projectsand in collaboration with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) chairperson, the Coordinator of Research Compliance and Grants Services will provide leadership and will assist the IRB committee, conduct reviews of applications for approval of research involving human subjects, and will advise researchers of IRB processes and policies. The Coordinatorwill have responsibility for the formulation, dissemination and maintenance of information resources pertinent to the development and acquisition of grants and contracts throughout the university. The Coordinator will also be responsible for many aspects of electronic grant administration.

About Northeastern Illinois University
Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as an Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of 10,000 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner city Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Coordinator reports to the Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, who reports to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The Coordinator is in regular contact with members of the IRB committee and with grant writers, providing policy guidance on relevant issues. The duties include Institutional Review Board coordination, compliance coordination, and grants support:

     • Northeastern Illinois University’s Human Subjects Committee Organizes
        Organizes the IRB process at Northeastern
        Reviews with the IRB Chair all IRB applications earmarked for limited review
        Organizes complex reviews of student research
        Plans and conducts campus training workshops with the IRB Chair
        Assists investigators with the IRB application process, responds to questions and prepares review comments
        and approval letters
        Researches and learns about common practices of IRB
        Assists with updating of the IRB documents
        Works with the IRB Committee and Director of ORSP, drafts university-wide policies and procedures related
        to human subjects research
        Collaborates with the IRB Committee and Director of ORSP on IRB assessment and professional
        Development
 

     • Grant Compliance
       
Monitors internal grant compliance
        Develops and maintains all departmental databases
        Interprets university and external agency policies relative to grant and contract administration with the Director 
        of ORSP
        Develops all ORSP internal and external agency reports
        Establishes in put for the office staff to maintain grant data on Banner
               

     • Grants Support
        Supports all aspects of electronic grant administration including submission of proposals and reports
        Assists staff and faculty in the identification and preparation of prosposals to public and private agencies with
        the Director of ORSP
        Supports ORSP staff and faculty in funding searches

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred. One or more years of experience with Institutional Review Boards (whether from serving on an IRB or from conducting human subjects research) and exposure to a variety of human subjects research methodologies is preferred.A minimum of two years of experience related to grant and contract services is preferred. Knowledge of and ability to work with a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office, Excel, or similar applications required. The successful candidate will understand university-wide policies, policies of federal, state and local governments, funding sources for a wide variety of program needs across the university, and be able to respond professionally to a variety of reporting requirements.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.

This position requires a background check.

To Apply:
In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF/Word document to: ORSP@neiu.edu

• A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
• Current Resume
• Three (3) current references
Employment Applications
Statement of Annuitant Status
• Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected    for on-campus interviews

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (BOB), 5555 N. Bernard, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Screening of applicants begins October 15, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals.