Director of Research

Washington D.C., United States
Mar 19, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Job Location 1957 E Street - 1957 E St NW - FB0126
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA)

Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Senior Management
Posting Number: Staff - 002875
Working Title: Director of Research, Elliott School of International Affairs
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 5:30PM
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 24
Recruitment Salary Range: $102,000 - $115,000
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification, Credit
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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Telework: No
Job Open Date: 01/30/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Applicant Review Will Commence On:

Ad Statement:

Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.

Job Description Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research, Planning and External Relations, the Director of Research is responsible for supporting the growth and implementation of sponsored research at the Elliott School. The Director will pro-actively identify new sponsored research funding opportunities for Elliott School faculty and work with them to pursue these opportunities by developing new research proposals. The Director will be responsible for the oversight of the research proposal process within the school, consisting of development, review and submission of proposals to the Office of the Vice President for Research, as well as contact with sponsors and prospective sponsors, when appropriate. The Director will support the alignment of Elliott School sponsored research activity with the GW strategic plan and the strategic priorities of the Elliott School.

Administrative supervision is exercised over one full-time staff position.

The initial appointment will be effective through December 2014. Upon satisfactory completion of established goals and available funding this position can be extended.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree, or higher, in an appropriate area of specialization plus 6 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Desired Qualifications:

• 6 years of experience in international affairs research.

• A proven track record of success in identifying and securing research funding from foundations and government agencies.

• Broad expertise in international affairs and applicable research opportunities.

• Understanding of relevant social science methodologies, their value in understanding important international issues, and application in the successful development of research grant proposals.

• Ability to set priorities, manage competing demands, and to provide a timely response to urgent issues.

• Excellent written, oral, and public communications skills and the ability to effectively work with faculty from various disciplines, funding organizations, and University administrators.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Job Duties
  • Pro-actively identifies and develops contacts, relationships, and specific sponsored research opportunities in collaboration with Elliott School faculty and other researchers.

  • Oversees and coordinates the development of large, complex, multi-investigator proposals among Elliott School faculty and other researchers. Maintains familiarity with the research agendas of the Elliott School faculty and nine research institutes and centers, contributing to the growth of these agendas, institutes, and centers by developing sponsored research opportunities.

  • Stays abreast of best practices in sponsored research in international affairs, and recommends improvements to Elliott School sponsored research support activities. Substantively reviews all Elliott School sponsored research proposals to ensure quality and alignment with Elliott School and GW strategic priorities.

  • Works with the Dean; Associate Dean for Planning, Research, and External Relations; and the Office of the Vice President of Research to align Elliott School sponsored research activity with GW's strategic plan, as well as applicable legal and ethical compliance requirements and confidentiality requirements.

  • Reports on the performance of Elliott School research activity in approved formats.

  • Develops relationships with faculty and administration, cultivates communities of common research interest, and serves on University-wide committees as assigned.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Resume

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.PI74326234