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Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Research Support

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Miami University
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Oxford, OH

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Job no: 498637
Department: Scripps Foundation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific, Other
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Research Support

Job Summary:

Assistant Director for Academic Programs and Research Support contributes to academic program quality and student success, and to the external funding and research success of the organization. Applicants should desire to work in a highly collaborative environment where taking initiative, working well in teams of internal and external colleagues, and exhibiting adaptability in the face of shifting priorities are valued.
The mission of the Scripps Gerontology Center is to do work that makes a positive difference in the lives of aging individuals, their families and communities, and to meet the needs of aging societies. We are a leader in aging research that also provides support for the Miami University gerontology master’s and PhD programs.

Duties/Physical Demands:

• Serve as research team member on funded projects; provide project management and/or participate in data collection, analysis, report-writing, and dissemination as needed
• Support research infrastructure through participation in centralized grant proposal development, university systems for grant submission, post-award staffing allocations related to graduate assistantships, and grant proposal writing as appropriate
• Lead graduate student recruitment efforts; with Recruitment Committee, develop long-range and annual plans for recruitment to include targets for contacts, applications, and yield
• Lead graduate admissions and graduate assistantship assignment activities; monitor requests for information and applications; arrange and participate in applicant interviews, manage the process of graduate assistant assignments, with the goal of best match between assistants and department and research project positions
• Plan and coordinate year-long schedule of orientation and training sessions for graduate students, including Cottrell Leadership program events and research colloquia
• Lead the Gerontology Alumni Advisory Group and support efforts to increase alumni participation in Scripps and academic program activities
• Supervise program associate on tasks including management of electronic student files, accessing student applications and uploading documents as necessary, preparing letters to applicants, entering graduate assistant nominations in PageUp, and tracking of students and tasks for the admission process.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate degree in gerontology or a closely related discipline; A minimum of two years combined experience managing or conducting research and work in higher education; Gerontology research experience with project management, data collection, analysis, and/or proposal and report writing that would be expected of a research team member; Excellent communication and problem-solving skills as demonstrated in writing samples and documentation of relevant professional experience.

Desired Qualifications:

Qualitative research skills; Knowledge of grant-writing and project management; Familiarity with higher education infrastructure for graduate education; ability to lead initiatives and work with faculty teams; familiarity with program recruitment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Direct inquiries to Dr. Jennifer Kinney at [email protected]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications begins May 24, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 10 May 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via http://www.miamioh.edu.

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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