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Director, Research Svcs./Sponsored Programs
Position Summary: Research Services and Sponsored Programs. This position is responsible for the leadership of the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs. Reporting to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, the Director leads the University’s sponsored programs administration and management, with the goal of actively and positively supporting the current and future research programs, scholarly activities, and creative endeavors of the faculty, staff, and others while at the same time assuring compliance with all relevant federal, state, University and sponsor policies and regulations. The Director also works in partnership with other University offices in support of the University’s mission to establish, maintain, and grow research partnerships with funding agencies/organizations (public and private), and businesses/corporations within the state and around the nation and world. Georgia Southern is a Tobacco Free Campus.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; five or more years related work experience; effective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree; seven or more years of experience in upper management/leadership of a sponsored grants and contracts office at a major university (specifically in pre-and post-award sponsored programs administration). Active affiliation with sponsored research professional organizations.
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