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Director, Office of Research Development

Apply now Department: 3670050020 Office of Research Development
Job no: 514276
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: Hybrid eligible (partially remote, must reside in US)
Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 14A

About This Role:

Provide technical, program management and subject matter expertise in collaborating with faculty across all aspects of research; and to support in the preparation of major multi-investigator initiatives, research proposals, existing and planned programs; and identifying, defining and developing funding sources and partners for interdisciplinary research opportunities across the university and public/private sector for traditional and non-traditional opportunities and engagement associated with current and future research efforts associated with the vision and goals of K-State and OVPR strategic initiatives.

Why Join Us:

ORD, formerly known as the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the university by supporting and administering activities involving extramurally sponsored programs. Staff in our office manage internal seed grant programs and limited submissions, and they also provide a range of services that help faculty:

  • Find funding opportunities and collaborators
  • Polish proposal writing skills
  • Apply to specific funding programs or submit to specific agencies such as NSF, NIH, and USDA
  • Manage teaming and logistics and diversity/education plans for larger, multidisciplinary submissions
  • Develop data management plans
  • and more!

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements.  Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • More than five years in research, research development, or research administration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Technical subject matter expertise
  • More than ten years in research, research development, or research administration

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online application
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.  For best consideration please apply by 12/31/2022.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$92,179 - $122,137 Annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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