Essential Functions: Play a significant role in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of faculty research development efforts, funding programs and chartered research institutes and centers for the Office of the Vice President for Research. This position also serves as a liaison to WSU's Office of University Development, Office of Teaching & Learning, and University Librarians. Reports to the Assistant Vice President, Research Enhancement and Development.Provide research development support for large programmatic/interdisciplinary, impactful federal awards, including identifying external funding opportunities, consulting on the composition of research teams, and coordinating communication among faculty and staff involved in proposal preparation.Oversee, coordinate, implement, promote and evaluate OVPR internal funding and external limited submission programs, and generate ideas to enhance existing program initiatives.Support the development of research proposals as assigned by the VP/AVP and provide administrative oversight for group proposal projects as assigned.Plan, develop, implement, promote, and evaluate training workshops and seminars and related or similar activities, as assigned.Prepare and participate in individual and group presentations.Provide assessments and analyses of program/project needs.Oversee the preparation and development of statistical and administrative reports on various programs. Liaise with individuals and groups to ensure research related activities are performed effectively.Provide assessment and analysis of technology needs, as relevant to faculty research development.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business or related field. Master's degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.Seven to ten years of progressive experience in a higher education setting or equivalent. Experience in research development and/or administration preferred. Demonstrable understanding of programmatic development in support of the research enterprise. Diverse experience in multiple facets of research administration a plus.Program/project management experience with good organization skills. Knowledge of program development and implementation.Ability to provide relevant input about university/research policies and procedures, and to provide support for facets of research projects from inception through submission.Very strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with others, and work with people on different levels.Knowledge of research support software, e.g., PIVOT, InfoReady, eVisions.Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to make decisions. Ability to receive feedback from a variety of groups and make appropriate decisions.
Internal Number: 76_207499
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.