Major Duties: General summary: Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgeau Center Research Center located at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport annex. - Develops and secures new funding streams for the Center.- Provides leadership and oversight to the operations of a fully functioning state-of-the-art lab.- Develops the protocols for adding partners to the center, adding board members, and the annual budget.- Develops the procedures for soliciting research proposals, reviewing proposals, and selecting research projects.- Works with the Advisory Board to develop themes and select projects.- Creates and leverages a Technical Research Committee to support center initiatives. - Managing research projects and assisting principle investigators who utilize the center's facilities.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree in related field from an accredited institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.- One year's relevant experience.- Business operation leadership experience in a large, complex organization. - Analytical and planning skills. - Budget management experience, including fiscal analysis. - Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. - Ability to work irregular shifts and extended hours, including evenings and weekends.- Ability to perform moderate work, occasionally working in difficult positions or with physical demands such as continuously lifting or moving materials from 25 to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting or moving materials greater than 50 pounds.
Internal Number: 352_57284
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One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.