To provide leadership and support interdisciplinary and independent research and research training across disciplinary boundaries, including the related uses of technology. This role reports to the Provost and VP of Academic Affairs with a matrix line reporting to the Vice Provost for Faculty.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES :
•Works closely with the Provost and Vice Provost for Faculty to advance the College’s research goals and priorities.
•Serves as the College’s chief advocate for research, develop programming to help build faculty capacity to compete for research funding.
•Provides leadership for the cultivation of research capabilities at the college; bringing visibility to the research and creative endeavors occurring at the College.
•Strengthens the infrastructure of policies and procedures that support and assist faculty in research and scholarly pursuits; connect individual faculty with research resources and collaborations.
•Identifies collaborative opportunities internally as well as with external entities.
•Establishes a coordinated system to improve efficiency in the use of research and research-related equipment.
•Serves as a liaison to other campus units on matters related to research and research training; raise awareness across the faculty about the various supports available in the Provost’s office for their research, scholarly and creative goals.
•Facilitates research proposal development.
•Encourages and assist in the coordination of activities associated with undergraduate student research and research training programs; advance the College’s research culture, including research opportunities for Spelman students.
•Provides an overall implementation of the research mission, to enable multi-faculty internal and external collaboration around large strategic opportunities by forming research teams and leveraging the College’s research strengths and partnerships.
•Researches program strategy development.
•Provides Science Center building oversight: laboratory and classroom upgrades (e.g., repair and maintenance of major lab equipment, Core Lab equipment, replace chairs, tables, etc.; space allocation).
•Coordinates and contribute to drafting research/training proposals.
This position has supervisory responsibilities for one or more positions in the department including the OSP . This does not include work study students.
This position has direct responsibility for an operating budget.
A terminal degree and extensive experience (preferably in a college environment) with successful grant development and at least five years of management and/or administrative experience are required. Previous supervisory experience is also essential.
The incumbent must have a history of demonstrated experience in successfully securing funding for research and programmatic support, preferably in an academic environment. This position requires experience working with governmental funding sources and foundations. The incumbent must possess the ability to communicate and interact effectively with all constituencies of the College both internal and external. The duties require the exercise of tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality. The incumbent must also possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work constructively and diplomatically with faculty and upper administration to resolve internal issues. The work of this position requires one to be able to work under pressure.
Excellent oral communication skills are required when presenting information and responding to questions from students, parents, employees and the general public in one-on-one or group situations. Incumbent must be able to write business correspondence and procedure manuals plus compose memos, letters, and e-mails. Also, must be able to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Good proofreading skills are essential.
Must possess a high degree of computer literacy and an excellent ability to use PowerPoint/Prezi and Microsoft Word required and familiarity with Excel.
Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions
% Travel Required
1% - 25%
Full Time/Part Time
Number of Vacancies
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Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Spelman College is an EEO /Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.