Executive Director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, Division of Academic Affairs

Absecon, Atlantic County / Galloway, Atlantic County / Smithville, Atlantic County
Aug 19, 2014
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C-Level & Executive Directors

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director (ED) for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (presently the Grants Office).  The selected candidate will provide visionary leadership to advance the broad scholarly mission of the College and oversight for ongoing (funded and unfunded) research/scholarly activities.  This individual will play a key role in the College’s academic leadership team as an integral member of the Provost’s Council. 

Stockton is an innovative, residential, public master’s college with a student body of 8,400.  Primarily an undergraduate institution, Stockton offers selected graduate and post-baccalaureate programs, largely in professional areas (including a Doctorate in Physical Therapy).  The College is located on a 1,600 acre campus in southern New Jersey near Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore, 1 hour from Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, and 3 hours from Washington, D.C.


Under the direct supervision of the Provost, the Executive Director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is responsible for the following:

The new ED will work effectively with academic deans, faculty, appropriate members of the Divisions of Student Affairs and Administration and Finance, and staff to facilitate the ongoing development of a rich and engaged scholarly community, committed to fulfilling the mission of the College.  The successful candidate will support and lead efforts to secure external funding and/or private foundation support; facilitate collaborations among an array of Academic Schools; and create, sustain, and expand interprofessional and community-based scholarly activities that address compelling needs identified by the faculty, staff, College and region. The incumbent will provide operational management, coordination and oversight of day-to-day operations of the Research and Sponsored Programs Office, developing necessary support services for increasing activity of external funding. The ED will direct and promote an organizational model that is flexible to the needs of the College while ensuring federal and state fiscal/research compliance that maintain a high level of customer service, and ethical oversight.

More specifically, the ED will collaborate with others to advance the mission and strategic plans of the College through the following activities:

  • Provide mentorship to faculty and staff in the promotion, development and administration of scholarly activity, project development, preparation of grants and contracts, and dissemination of scholarship.
  • Oversee activity related to pre-application and pre- and post-award documents, grant and budget management, and compliance issues including the Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Coordinates and prepares, when necessary, appropriate policies and procedures for all phases of grant applications and proper implementation for all external funds.
  • Identify and disseminate information related to funding sources, conferences and publications, as well as opportunities to enhance scholarly productivity; support collaborations of interdisciplinary teams, partnerships with regional communities and other educational institutions.
  • Assure an effective infrastructure to support faculty scholarship, including oversight of a robust internal award program.
  • Assist faculty to provide opportunities for student participation in scholarly activities.
  • Lead strategic planning efforts with regard to grantsmanship and scholarship.
  • Serve as the College’s liaison with federal and state funding agencies as well as private foundations and agencies.
  • Serve as a liaison with College leadership in Academic Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Legal Affairs, and Development/Advancement to ensure a coordinated approach to research/scholarly initiatives.
  • Participate in appropriate professional organization and association.


Requires Master’s degree from an accredited institution, Ph.D. desirable; at least 10 years of increasing supervisory responsibilities with an established record of effectiveness in strategic planning, administrative processes, academic policy, grant and contract development and management; strong leadership skills, and ability to build effective working relationships both across the College’s Academic Schools and with outside agencies. Certified Research Administrator (CRA) certification is desirable/preferred. Experience in promoting a Boyer model of scholarship is preferred.

Application Process:

Nominations and applications will be reviewed starting October 15, 2014.  It is expected the position will be filled on or before January 1, 2015.  Only electronic applications will be accepted.  A letter of application describing specific skills and experiences; written statement describing applicant’s vision of research and grant development within a context of liberal arts, primarily undergraduate institution; current curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three professional references should be sent to: 

Co-Chairs, Search Committee for the Executive Director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Email:  ED-ORSP@stockton.edu.

Additional information about The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is available at www.stockton.edu.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action.  Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager, at 609-652-4384.