Deputy Director, Division of Science and Research, WV Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC)


West Virginia Science and Research, West Virginia


Posted Under: Charleston, West Virginia jobs in Education / Teaching; Education / Teaching jobs
Posted On: 2019-09-13 00:00:00

Employer West Virginia Science and Research, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Location Charleston, West Virginia Salary Up to $115,000 pending qualifications with potential for advancement Posted September 06 2019 Ref Deputy Director Discipline Other, Education, Other Position Type Full Time Organization Type Govt. Job Type Academic Dean/Dept. Head, Group Leader/Principal Investigator, Project Manager You need to sign in or create an account to save Overview: Under the general direction of the Director of the WVHEPC's Division of Science and Research, the Deputy Director will perform complex administrative work by assisting with management of the Division's staff and budget, program implementation, communications, and continued development of the organization. Works closely with the Director, Project Coordinators, Project Administrator and agency staff to formulate and achieve strategic goals. Assists in the supervision of the office staff and assumes specific responsibilities as requested in the absence of the Director. The Deputy Director is expected to enhance program success through proposal development, management of multi-member work groups, and submission of winning proposals. Duties and Responsibilities: Manages research program activities as assigned, develops progress reports, and works to develop new research activities, proposals and awards from federal sources. Represents the Division at meetings and public events and makes complex technical presentations to public audiences including the Science and Research Council (governing board). Assists in the preparation of infrastructure proposals to the National Science Foundation including: initial concept, writing, editing, budget preparation and management after the award. Manages special projects as requested by the Director and makes sound scientific recommendations on research proposals. Coordinates program activities between higher education institutions, state and federal agencies, and private sponsors. Contributes to communication activities, newsletters, media events, and web site content and assists in further development of the strategic plan for outreach. Responsible for drafting annual reports and assembling support documents in association with the Director and Administrator. Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of the functions of the NSF EPSCoR Program, its objectives and those of the Commission and Council. Research experience including a basic grounding in scientific theory and principles. Knowledge of the research programs and STEM activities at higher education institutions throughout the state. Awareness of major research programs nationally. Ability to search federal libraries and websites for research opportunities and program announcements. Ability to assess complex research concepts and provide constructive feedback on the feasibility of proposals from a variety of scientific fields. Demonstration of scientific principles and skills germane to advanced research with ability to review and critique external proposals. Ability to establish good working relationships with other programs, agencies, departments, public officials, higher education peers and the general public. Strong analytical and communication skills. Excellent writing abilities and grantsmanship skills. Education and experience: Doctoral degree in a scientific field from an accredited college or university combined with a minimum of four years as a Project Officer, Research Director, or Sponsored Research Administrator required. Management of large multi-institutional grants or partnerships a plus. Federal agency experience preferred. Closing date: Position is opened until filled. Priority consideration will be given to application materials received on or before September 27, 2019. Application process: Qualified candidates must submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, as well as, reference and background checks. Submit all information electronically via e-mail with Deputy Director: Division of Science and Research/EPSCoR in the subject line to: Ms. Vickie Hairston, HR Representative, Senior at ******************. for Deputy Director, Division of Science and Research, WV Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC)