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DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Employer
University of Missouri
Location
Columbia
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021

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Job Title: DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37133
Hiring Department

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.

Job Description

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

Salary Range: $83,400 - $150,000

GGS Grade: 14

University Title: DIRECTOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

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Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

Benefit Eligibility

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

Diversity Commitment

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

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Working at University of Missouri

The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. Today, MU is a $2.1 billion enterprise and an important investment for the state and nation.

MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one: It's a major land-grant institution with a statewide mission of service to citizens and Missouri's largest public research university. Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities.

The state’s most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300 degree programs through 19 colleges and schools and is one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine and a nuclear research reactor on one campus.

Mizzou has a diverse enrollment with 35,000 students from every county in Missouri, every state in the nation and 120 countries. The favorite classroom for the best and brightest, Mizzou attracts more valedictorians, Curators Scholars and Bright Flight Scholars than any other college or university in Missouri. Twenty-six percent of MU freshmen come from the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

MU’s nationally prominent faculty bring discoveries into the classroom, publish more than 1,600 books and scholarly articles each year and spend about $235 million annually on scientific research; they account for 70 percent of the research dollars flowing to Missouri public universities. Ninety-two percent of full-time, ranked faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field.

MU students are uniquely prepared for success in life as global citizens. For example, Mizzou is nationally known for its campus writing program, learning communities and first-year experiences. The National Science Foundation has recognized MU as one of the top-10 universities in the country for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, experiential learning is an essential part of an MU degree. Real-world media experience, or the Missouri Method, in journalism and a problem-based curriculum in medicine are two examples. Students also participate in Missouri’s largest study abroad program and contribute 180,000 hours of community service each year.

Mizzou graduates more than 8,000 students annually, granting 25 percent of all bachelor's degrees, 23 percent of master’s degrees and sixty-five percent of all doctoral degrees earned at Missouri's public universities. Roughly one in three degrees are in math, engineering, information technology, health and other science fields.

Designated a botanic garden, MU’s 1,262-acre main campus features more than 42,000 plants and trees and is an important outdoor laboratory for 10 academic programs. Many university buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Popular media consistently call Columbia, Mo., one of America’s best places to live because of its excellent quality of life. Mizzou is by far the largest employer in the area with more than 13,000 full-time employees.

Citizens across the state connect with Mizzou by participating in Extension programs in every county, visiting MU Health Care specialists, competing in state competitions in MU facilities and cheering on the Missouri Tigers at athletic events. A member of the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou's NCAA Division I athletic program has 20 sports, many ranked in the top 25 nationally.

Careers at Mizzou

You've come to the right place to find your new career or to make the leap to the next level. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional in your field, and no matter what kind of job you are looking for, chances are that we have the right opportunity for you.

Why? Because Mizzou is not just a world-renowned educational and research institution, The University of Missouri is also one of the biggest, most versatile employers in Columbia, MO. And we don't just have first-rate faculty and students, we have first-rate staff too! Whether you are a finance professional, a plumber, a research scientist, a preschool teacher, a food services worker, a custodian, a graphic designer, or a swimming coach, working at MU means you know you are a part of something big — you're making a difference in the world.

We have it all: challenging and engaging work, a wide variety of jobs to fit your career goals, great benefits, career development and training, work-life fit, beautiful surroundings, a rich tradition and history, a sense of community and belonging, and a proven commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Here are some resources to familiarize yourself with Columbia, Mo., if you are relocating to the area:

 

 

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