At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Director of Research and Sponsored Programs, Illinois State University

Position Summary:
The Director serves as an advocate for research, creative expression, and scholarship by enacting policies and programs designed to foster and to support faculty research; manages the RSP office including grants administration, policy development, recruitment, and retention; negotiates internal cost sharing relationships; oversees policies and procedures to ensure that all sponsored programs meet the highest standards of best practice and comply with federal, state, and university laws and regulations for research and scholarly activities including review of university intellectual property, technology transfer, and export control policies; assists with the analysis, interpretation, and negotiation of contractual agreements; and serves as a liaison to other University offices, including grants accounting, human resources, and legal counsel. The Director will work closely with the AVP for Research, Graduate Studies, and International Education on a variety of visionary and planning initiatives including implementation and ongoing assessment of the Strategic Plan for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Expression; development of grant incentive and reward programs; and facilitation of matching external sponsored-program opportunities to the University community.

Required Qualifications:
Qualified applicants will possess a minimum of a Master's degree and a minimum of 3 years' experience of grants and contracts administration at the university level including experience in administering grants and contracts from diverse funding sources; extensive working knowledge of federal and other government regulations as they apply to grants and contracts; strong budgeting, analytical, and supervisory skills; university experience in budgeting, contract and grant negotiations, grants management, and grant reporting; demonstrated ability to work with and to encourage faculty through activities including writing grants, coordinating research teams, and promoting research; and effective interpersonal skills.

Application Process:
Initial review of applications will begin April 6, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
Applications must be submitted no later than April 5, 2011.
To assure full consideration, an application along with a resume/curriculum vita, reference list (specifically, the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references), and cover letter must be submitted online at

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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