Director of Research and Sponsored Programs
St. Mary's College of Maryland is accepting résumés for the position of Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). The Director provides leadership, strategic planning, and oversight responsibility for all aspects of research development, research administration and compliance, except for corporation and foundation funding. The director works to establish a supportive environment that stimulates a robust grant portfolio for instructional programs, research, scholarship, and creative activities across all disciplines at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). Responsibilities include: research development; pre-award and post-award administration; compliance with federal, state, local, and private funding sources; development of external stakeholders and partners to enhance research and sponsored programs; supervising of ORSP staff and facilitating interoffice collaboration to increase research administration services. The college has a supportive work arrangement that allows some hybrid work (remote and on-campus).
The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to working directly with and supporting the college’s teacher-scholars across all disciplines and to strengthening the faculty’s skills and opportunities for securing extramural support. The director supervises all operational matters related to pre-award and non-financial post-award administration and maintains compliance with all federal, state, local, and private funding sources handled by ORSP. The director collaborates with the business office, fiscal associates, and principal investigators to facilitate fiscal management and compliance. The director works with the administration and faculty to help strengthen community and regional ties that enhance sponsored educational, research and creative opportunities for SMCM faculty and students. The director will set a standard of excellence in research development and administration, and fosters a vibrant culture of sponsored research and scholarship.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required, doctoral degree preferred. At least three years of experience in sponsored research activities in higher education including experience in working with faculty seeking external research support; experience in liberal arts setting preferred. Record of accomplishment in research development and grant acquisition, and an understanding of effective pre-and post-award management. Knowledgeable about current developments in program funding, policies, and government regulations concerning research compliance. Excellent planning, analytical, and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and three references and submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/106420. Questions may be directed to: Interim Dean of Faculty, Katherine Gantz.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.