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Director of Research Development, Office of Research (2761)

Idaho State University
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Director of Research Development, Office of Research (2761)
Pocatello - Main

Institution Information

Idaho State University, established in 1901, is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution, with a culture built on trust, compassion, stability, and hope. ISU serves over 12,000 students in Pocatello, Meridian, Twin Falls, and Idaho Falls. Students and faculty at ISU are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions. We are proud to offer exceptional academics nestled in the grand, natural beauty of the West. We invite you to apply to be a part of our University community!

Job Description

The Director of Research Development is a new position at ISU. This position will be a core member of a research development team, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Research. The purpose of this position is to work on and oversee research development services targeted to faculty (e.g., identifying funding sources, providing support for complex proposals, developing templates, coordinating grant reviews, etc.), with the goals of supporting faculty to develop their research ideas into fundable programs of research and increasing the competitiveness of external grant proposals. Additionally, this position will develop systems to track and report research development activities and outcomes and will manage contracts with external partners which provide research development services. This is an on-campus position in Pocatello, with occasional travel to other campus locations.

Key Responsibilities

Provide support for development of external grant proposals:
Identify sources of external funding
Draft template language for supporting documents
Support complex grant proposals and interdisciplinary team development
Connect research collaborators and stimulate multi-disciplinary activities
Coordinate grant reviews and limited submissions for external funding
Manage contracts with external partners which provide research development services (i.e., for grant writing and grant reviews)
Provide research development communications, workshops, and seminars
Work with research leadership on developing an Office of Research Development; strategic planning for large-scale funding opportunities; research capacity-building; and faculty development opportunities
Develop strong relationships and collaborate with the Office of Sponsored Programs
Manage internal grants program
Develop systems to track and report research development activities and outcomes

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree
At least three years professional experience in higher education research setting or direct research experience
Experience in or with sponsored research activities
Experience interpreting and summarizing funding announcements
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to train others
Ability to carry out projects to completion
Ability to maintain a safe and confidential work environment
Commitment to delivery of superior customer service and professionalism

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree
4+ years' experience in research development in higher education or non-profit sectors
Experience developing multidisciplinary proposals for national funding agencies
Experience in scholarly writing and editing
Experience with developing workshops and seminars
Experience coordinating limited submissions

Additional Information

You must submit your CV/resume, cover letter describing experience related to qualifications, and list of three (3) professional references, including current contact information. This position will remain open until it is filled; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received on or before August 5, 2024. Salary will be between $73,000 - $83,00 per year, commensurate with education and experience. Candidates with preferred qualifications will be considered for the upper end of this range. Benefits include comprehensive health, dental, and vision; life insurance; disability plan; employee assistance program (EAP); excellent retirement options and company contribution; and generous paid time off/sick leave accrual. All offers of employment are conditional pending the successful completion of a background investigation, provided by HireRight.

Posting Number: req2250
Type: Working 12 months per year
Position: Non-classified Staff
Division: Office for Research

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email

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