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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 04-27-2021
Dept Marketing Statement The mission of UCSC's Research Development Unit within the Office of Research is to minimize administrative barriers and strategically enhance the research enterprise. We provide investigators with the insight, time, and tools to pursue transformative research. This includes working directly with faculty and researchers to strengthen proposal submissions.
This also includes developing and maintaining resources to support researchers, and improving processes that streamline proposal submission. Research development staff provide faculty and researchers with identifying funding opportunities, building teams, and ensuring proposals are consistent with funder needs and requirements. By supporting faculty and researchers across campus, the research development staff serves to promote a collaborative research culture. In providing high-quality services to researchers, research development staff serves as a catalyst for advancing UCSC's research vision.
Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, the Director will have a leadership role within the Research Development enterprise, which involves five (5) direct reports with the potential for additional positions. In this role, the Director will establish a vision and priorities for Research Development to serve the campus, collaborate with faculty and OR leadership on RD program strategies and goals, long-term planning, and policy and procedures. Will independently be responsible for large, complex research grant programs / initiatives. Utilize campus metrics and national funding trends to direct short- and long-term strategic planning for grant-making, program evaluation, and research strategies.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Starting Salary Range: $120,000 - $145,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: None
Job Duties 30% - Manage Research Development staff to meet Office of Research goals and objectives. Advises Office of Research leadership on matters concerning research development. Make recommendations and implement decisions on issues that have campus-wide impact. Facilitate the development of complex large-scale research initiatives and proposals.
20% - Lead the Research Development team in developing a suite of research development programs and services ranging from funding opportunities and outreach, grant writing and editing, proposal development, to project management of multi-PI and multi-unit grant applications; prioritize areas for growth based on impacts and resource constraints. Communicate theses services to faculty.
15% - Oversee daily office operations, hiring, evaluating and supervising of staff, and carrying out of disciplinary actions, if needed, including the administrative tasks associated with these duties. Ensure there is training for professional development.
15% - Regularly analyze campus proposal and award data to implement strategies for interdisciplinary proposals and to increase proposal success rates. Meet with divisional leadership to identify areas of institutional research priorities. Be knowledgeable about funding trends.
10% - Develop an approach for systematically gathering funding opportunities and disseminating them to relevant faculty across campus. This includes the management of the limited submissions program.
5% - Advise institutional leadership on issues related to research development, including providing support for strategic planning.
5% - Represent UCSC with external sponsors, UCOP and other UC campuses.
Advanced degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Academic background and recognized expertise in selected area of research.
Experience managing the development of competitive proposals for funding and knowledge of effective proposal processes, procedures and techniques to identifying funding opportunities.
Experience working within an academic research setting among faculty, staff and students.
Demonstrated skills developing complex large-scale research initiatives and proposals.
Expert skills to perform data analysis for strategic planning.
Demonstrated ability to establish and improve processes to enhance services.
Ability to lead and implement grant writing and other research development programs.
Expert negotiation skills.
Management-level experience; skills to effectively lead and motivate others; ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.
Solid understanding of the pre-award research administration process and the big picture of the sponsored grant life cycle.
Knowledge of the compliance and federal, state and non-profit sponsor policies related to research administration.
Strategic thinking, excellent judgement and independent decision making with strong problem-solving skills to resolve issues without precedence.
Demonstrated leadership skills to coordinate organizational strategy and influence and motivate diverse constituencies spanning multiple organizational boundaries.
Strong interpersonal skills, able to develop relationships that enhance trust and reliability, able to work collaboratively and diplomatically with internal and external constituents.
Excellent planning, organizational, and execution skills.
Clear and dynamic communications skills, including oral, written and presentation.
Demonstrated competence in the use of spreadsheet and database software.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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