DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Location:
Columbia Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
The MU Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) is administered by the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and supports the scholarly, scientific, and creative endeavors of the MU faculty and staff. ORED provides institutional support to MU faculty throughout all phases of research, including pre-award administrative support; post-award administrative support; and research protections and compliance.
We are looking for a leader that can help build not just a cutting-edge research development program, but also a team of high-performing, detail-driven professionals committed to the research mission of the University.
This position has the potential to be primarily remote work with an expectation of occasional onsite meetings and presentations. All candidates are encouraged to read the University’s telework arrangement policy.
The University of Missouri seeks to hire an innovative and strategic thinker to lead our new Office of Strategic Proposal Development (SPDS). SPDS is a research development unit of ORED organized to support the development and submission of large interdisciplinary proposals and strategic programs at the campus level and provide comprehensive and integrated proposal planning (long-term positioning using competitive intelligence) and proposal development support for researchers in all disciplines.
Job duties include:
• Guides the development of large, interdisciplinary proposals to support institutional research strengths and priorities.
• Participates in coordinating funding opportunities with other operations; including federal initiatives, governmental relations, corporate-public/private partnerships, philanthropy, strategic communications, engagement and outreach, as needed
• Provides strategic planning and implementation support for defined research areas, including facilitating faculty participation, setting goals, achieving milestones, and reporting progress and results.
• Collaborates to identify areas of institutional research priorities, opportunities, strengths, and weaknesses.
• Manage a team of research development professionals to meet the research mission of the university.
• Coordinate with the ORED Director of Professional Development to provide training and assistance for faculty and staff in identifying funding opportunities and preparing and submitting proposals, in partnership research development staff and the Office of Sponsored Programs Administration. Supports professional development for team members through training and mentorship.
• Coordinates internal proposal review processes.
• Work with the primary faculty's unit to identify and provide support needed for large, university led proposals and limited submission strategy.
Salary Range: $83,400 - $150,000
GGS Grade: 14
University Title: DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
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A Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Master's degree / Ph.D. preferred
Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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