Department: College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
Research Coordinator, Virginia Serious Game Institute
George Mason University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI), within the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), seeks qualified candidates for a Research Coordinator position. The role of the VSGI Research Coordinator is to manage and oversee the preparation, pre-award, submission, and post-award serious game technology/science-related Federal, Commonwealth, corporate, and non-profit grants and contract process for VSGI researchers, staff, and Game faculty and affiliates.
In coordination with the VSGI Director, Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and CVPA Associate Research Dean, the Research Coordinator will work directly with VSGI/Game technical staff, researchers, faculty and additional SMEs to help prepare, write, and manage post-award project scopes, literature reviews, timelines, supporting documentation, and proposed budgets.
The Research Coordinator will also help provide pre-proposal data such as data calls, history of performance, teaming agreements, scopes of work, MOU's, resumes/CVs, hiring of project support staff (post-docs, GRAs, consultants), and any additional supporting documentation to prospective partners or agencies as required for all proposals. Post-award, the Research Coordinator will manage project timelines, reporting requirements, audits, financial planning, and budget reconciliations for all awards.
Lastly, the Research Coordinator is responsible for leading the dissemination and promotion of VSGI research activities and outcomes through coordination with CVPA and Mason marketing, promotion, publications, and communication units and platforms.
Support the VSGI/Game Team in building a vibrant collaborative research environment that generates successful initiatives in grant and contract funding and project outcomes;
Ensures the quality of the VSGI's research activities, and the dissemination of research project outcomes with external constituencies to advance the effectiveness and impact of VSGI's research accomplishments;
Provides quarterly reports of VSGI research activities to VSGI and CVPA Administration, the VPR Office, and OSP Staff as requested;
Meet with research clients, government agency/department officials, executive advisory board members, and research partners on behalf of the VSGI Director as required; and
Potentially teach two (2) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year as assigned by the VSGI Director (1-1).
Master's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required;
Knowledge of grant and contract proposal writing and tracking software applications and tools;
Knowledge of the current Game, VR, AR, and AI technologies and markets;
Possess an approach that fosters a respectful, non-threatening workplace environment;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively within a complex work environment;
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills;
Proven critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment skills;
Two years or more of successful post-secondary teaching experience.
Salary: Commensurate and competitive with experience
Location: Prince William, VA
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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Internal Number: 47510
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