Position Summary The Coordinator for Research Administration provides operational and administrative support to the Senior Associate Dean of Research and other faculty and staff in the College of Medicine as requested. This position is responsible for tracking research proposals submitted by CMED faculty, staff, and students from proposal to completion and publication. This position is also responsible for the coordination of all research programs including but not limited to symposiums and the summer scholar program. Maintains complex databases and provides regular reports to units within CMED on various items related to the scholarly activity of faculty, staff, and students.
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree in public health, education, communications or another related field. Two years of relevant experience with increasing responsibilities. Proficient with spreadsheet and database software programs. Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail. Ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Preferred Qualifications SAP or other grant management software experience. Experience working with faculty and/or academic departments on financial and administrative matters. Experience in a higher education setting. Experience working with externally funded grants and contracts. Experience with clinical and non-clinical IRB processes and requirements.
Duties & Responsibilities Supports the Senior Associate Dean/Research and Senior Associate Dean/Legal and Compliance with the administration of research activities, events, and IRB processes. Provides administrative support for the Senior Associate Dean, Research. Provides expertise, analysis, and assistance to CMED faculty, students, and staff in the management of research events and administration. Serves as a resource to other internal/external research project personnel. Assists leadership with project management plans and maintains project schedules. Organizes and participates in internal and external project workgroup(s), committee(s), and/or advisory meetings or teleconferences. Coordinates communication on behalf of senior leadership and related functions. Conducts special projects and assignments as directed; collects, compiles, and writes updates and reports on findings, including preparation of preliminary findings for leadership as needed. Manages and coordinates research events including, but not limited to, the research symposium, student research forum, and the summer scholars' program. Organizes, analyzes, and tracks expense budgets, and initiates forms for student reimbursement. Tracks and assists faculty and students with the initiation and dissemination of medical student research stipends and transactions. Works with faculty and staff to assist with the completion of various forms, policies, and procedures required for CMED research events and activities. Maintains and provides analysis of several databases of scholarly activity; provides regular and ad-hoc reports for the Dean's office, departments, and/or faculty. Documents and updates processes, guidelines, and CMED research reference materials for training purposes and continuity of services. Other duties as assigned.
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Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Hourly
Pay Range $17.50 - $22.50
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Medicine
Position Status Provisional
Position End Date 08/31/2023
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 12 month
Weekly Work Schedule M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; evenings and weekends as required
Location Mount Pleasant, MI About the Department
About CMU Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.