Director of Research Development
Director of Research Development🔍Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Oct 06, 2020 Post Date📅87461 Requisition #Job Family: Research
Job Series: Research Technical Manager 2
Job Code: 4987
- Set objectives and strategies for the Research Development Office at Stanford.
- Create a blueprint for the research development team and build the workforce that aligns with the objectives; lead and develop staff with diverse research backgrounds as a cohesive team; be responsible for personnel actions including recruitment, retention, performance evaluations, and etc.
- Develop a suite of research development programs and services ranging from funding opportunities and outreach, grant writing and editing, proposal development, to project management of multi-PI and multi-unit grant applications; prioritize areas for growth based on impacts and resource constraints.
- Implement strategies to market the services through ongoing communications and outreach to faculty, research administrators, and department staff; build a network of supporters; cultivate reputation.
- Direct the evaluation of programs; identify, develop, and present qualitative and quantitative measures for success; continue to enhance programs based on faculty feedback.
- Lead programs that facilitate successful proposal concepts, help faculty write successful large proposals and navigate the proposal process; advise faculty on extrinsic issues to get the proposal funded.
- Develop and implement a logical, intelligent, and standard proposal process that supports large proposal projects and relieves administrative burdens for the non-technical side of proposal development.
- Interpret, recommend actions to staff and/or resolve complex issues related to proposal development and submission.
- Build strong relationships with faculty, researchers, research administrators, and department staff across scholarly disciplines; understand their research strengths and look for synergies and collaboration opportunities on multi-disciplinary proposals.
- Develop an approach for systematically gathering funding opportunities and disseminating them to relevant schools, departments, and faculty across campus; encourage researchers to think in advance to prepare for them; be their advocates, strategizing proposal conceptual ideation and development.
- Direct the management and publicity of external and internal funding opportunities and the limited submissions program; strategically identify and match opportunities with existing teams.
- Create relationships with key program managers in the funding agencies; connect faculty and the next generation of center PIs to those program managers
- Collaborate with a variety of campus units to prepare excellent support structures in science outreach, entrepreneurship, diversity, and assessment of all non-technical requirements in a grant proposal.
- Develop training and outreach programs on grantsmanship and proposal development in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development, Diversity and Engagement, the Research Development Office at the School of Medicine, and the Office of Research Administration.
- Develop and lead a Community of Practice for research development staff; share and incorporate best practices of research development into existing processes; create opportunities for staff development and mobility.
- Advanced degree (masters or other) required and a minimum of six years of relevant experience. Doctoral degree and scientific background and experience preferred.
- Solid understanding of the pre-award research administration process and the big picture of the sponsored grant life cycle
- Knowledge of and experience working within an academic research setting among faculty, staff, and students
- Experience managing complex scientific, engineering or technical research projects or programs
- Experience managing the development of competitive proposals for funding
- Strong project management skills, including building consensus on the approach, holding collaborators accountable to the approach, and garnering resources to support the project development
- Strategic thinking and decision making with strong problem solving skills
- Demonstrated leadership skills to influence and motivate diverse constituencies spanning multiple organizational boundaries.
- Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational, and execution skills.
- Excellent judgment and ability to grasp complex subject matter and communicate with all levels of stakeholders.
- Clear and dynamic communications skills, including oral, written and presentation.
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to develop relationships that enhance trust and reliability, able to work collaboratively and diplomatically with internal and external constituents.
- Ability to act as a mentor/coach who strives to ensure equitable access to opportunities.
- Certified Research Administrator preferred
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
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- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4987
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: M
- Requisition ID: 87461