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Director, Research Development Services

Position Deleted on 4/02/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Notre Dame, IN
Admin - Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
University of Notre Dame

Director, Research Development Services

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The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Director, Research Development Services within the Office of the Vice President for Research ( Under the direction of the Vice President for Research, the Director, Research Development Services position is responsible for coordinating complex proposal submissions, alerting key stakeholders to pertinent funding opportunities, working closely with the Office of Corporate and Foundation relations to facilitate funding opportunities and supervising staff that are responsible for limited submissions, internal competitions, coordination of red team reviews and site visits. This leadership role is pivotal in enhancing research and sponsored program efforts and opportunities in support Notre Dame's goal of becoming a preeminent research institution. ??The duties of this position include:

?(1) Coordinate proposal submissions with the Director of Pre-Award and the pre-award team: this position will work closely with the pre-award team on the successful submission of complex, multidisciplinary or multi-institutional proposals for funding from external sponsoring agencies. In addition this position will work closely with faculty members and other key stakeholders on the development and structure for these proposals to increase competitiveness for external funding. Provide input for the non-technical portions of the proposal. Work with other units to provide faculty members with key proposal development resources (graphics design, administrative support, data sharing systems, etc.) that will allow the faculty member to concentrate more fully on the scientific and/or scholarly development of the proposal content. ?
(2) Funding opportunities: this position will be responsible for staying up to date on the latest information from sponsoring agencies in order to ensure Notre Dame faculty are aware of key funding opportunities in their areas of research and scholarship. In addition this position will be expected to be knowledgeable to help faculty members identify key collaborators for their work. This position will also supervise staff that will be identifying and distributing funding opportunities to faculty and staff in order to support the growth of sponsored program funding for their research and scholarship. Assist faculty members with developing collaborations to assemble top teams to compete for sponsored funding. ?
(3) Facilitate the work of the Washington office: work closely with the federal relations team on identifying federal funding opportunities for research and sponsored programs work at the University of Notre Dame. Work to connect faculty members with key personnel at federal funding agencies. ?
(4) Corporate, foundation relations: work closely with the Corporate and foundation relations team on identifying funding opportunities for research and sponsored programs work at the University of Notre Dame. Work to connect faculty members with key personnel at corporate and foundation funding agencies. ?
(5) Responsible for the supervision and mentoring of staff who oversee and coordinate: limited submissions and internal program competitions, funding opportunity notifications, the pool of consultant grant reviewers, red team reviews and site visits. The preparation for site visits and red team reviews can be intense and is critical to the success of the growth of research at Notre Dame. Planning for these high-level, critical events can be all inclusive and involve: scheduling, coaching, development of educational materials, rehearsals, transportation coordination, room organization and set-up and dry runs.

Bachelor's Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred. At least 10 years of experience in research or sponsored program administration in an academic or similar environment; at least 10 years of experience interacting successfully with federal and non-federal funding agencies; broad knowledge of external research and sponsored programs funding; comprehensive knowledge of major funding agencies; knowledge of and ability to analyze and interpret federal and non-federal regulations; ability to travel as needed to attend meetings; ability to use and assist others with using multiple internal and external systems used in research administration; strong organizational skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; a proven track record of interfacing effectively with multiple faculty and staff, as well as sponsoring agencies, on issues within the area of sponsored research in a cooperative, responsible manner; time management, and prioritization skills; project management skills; the ability to work under the pressure of internal and external deadlines in a calm, efficient and confident manner; ability to work independently and with a variety of individuals.

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The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity ( in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity employer.
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