The Director of Research Administration for the Julia Lane Data Initiative (“JLDI”) will administratively, fiscally, and contractually manage the entire scope of research activities, including the strategic direction of the portfolio of grants and contracts, for NYU Wagner Professor Julia Lane’s data initiative. The Director will manage all projects to support the goals of the JLDI’s research initiatives. The Director will oversee and manage daily operations, including all HR-related matters, research personnel payroll, grants administration (both pre-award and post-award), budget management, compliance and risk management, data analysis, and financial analyses to ensure the accuracy of grants budget. The Director will establish priorities with the JLDI’s leadership in support of research objectives, and will oversee and contribute to the preparation of new grant and contract proposals and budgets to support current and new initiatives, The Director will also engage with sponsors and customers to identify new opportunities, develop new approaches, and roadmap the pipeline of new activities in collaboration with various stakeholders. Julia Lane’s portfolio of work, based at NYU Wagner, has the collective goal of using data to transform the way governments access and use data for the social good. Her center is a fast-growing, University-based startup that has already created dozens of pilot projects, worked with over 100 agencies – federal, state and local - and trained over 250 individuals. The JLDI’s team leaders have designed and implemented training, research projects, and a secure data facility; all of these activities are attracting national and international attention.