Director of Research Development

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Job Title: Director of Research Development
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25059
Job Code: 3306 Administrator III
Department: Office of Research
CompensationClassification: Administrator III
Anticipated Hiring Range: Salary is commensurate with experience.
FLSA Status: Exempt

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please visit
About the PositionThe Director of Research Development leads and manages the research development enterprise, with strong focus on building and enhancing the extramural funding of SJSU research and training programs. Director's leadership role, which at build-out will involve 2-4 direct reports, comprises the establishment of vision and priorities for the Research Development enterprise. Collaborates with faculty and the Division of Research and Innovation leadership on research development program strategies and goals, long-term planning, and policy and procedures. In partnership with the SJSU Research Foundation, the director works closely with college deans and associate deans of research, chairs, and faculty to develop and implement near-term strategies for new or emerging research initiatives, both single-investigator and multi-investigator, and multi-disciplinary initiatives. Has independent responsibility for large, complex research grant programs/initiatives. Includes oversight and coordination of research development programs, including program development, planning and evaluation, peer review of proposals and applicant relations, grant application and award management, and synthesis and dissemination of research findings. Has budgetary responsibility for the research development enterprise.
Required Qualifications- PhD
- Extensive track record with or at a federal funding agency
- Prior grant writing experience
Preferred Qualifications- PhD in Engineering or Science
- Prior research development experience in academic or non-profit institution
- Experience coordinating and managing complex proposal submissions
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities- Thorough knowledge of relevant federal program priorities such as National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DOD), National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education (USDE), Office of Naval Research (ONR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ)
- Proven ability to cultivate federal program officer relations to gain perspective on funding priorities and trends
- Demonstrated expertise in building collaborations between academia, industrial and / or governmental agencies
- Strong communication, supervisory and management skills
- Must be able to travel to Washington, DC for in person meetings and conferences
- Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, particularly within academia
- Expert negotiation skills
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
-Letter of Interest
-List of References

All applicants must apply within the specified application period:July 17, 2019 through August 7, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
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Posted: 7/18/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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