Associate Director of Programs (Undergraduate Research Programs)

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This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Sciences and provides support to students in faculty interested in or actively engaged in undergraduate research. The Associate Director will interact with students, faculty, and staff across a variety of divisions and schools. The Associate Director may also interface externally with federal and foundation grant agencies.

Though the position involves regular work hours Monday through Friday. There are evening and weekend hours sometime required. Duties of the Associate Director include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with faculty leaders and senior administrators to direct, develop, and implement programming related to undergraduate research
  • Develops and conducts workshops and outreach activities related to undergraduate research programs
  • Coordinates events, celebrations, and symposia related to undergraduate research
  • Collects and analyzes data related to undergraduate research programming
  • Investigates and reports on national trends related to undergraduate research
  • Organizes and co-chairs application review committees
  • Manages undergraduate research ambassador program
  • Oversees internal undergraduate grant application and award processes
  • Oversees marking and advertisement of programs
  • Maintains undergraduate research project database
  • Directs the ten-week Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program
  • Participates in local and national conferences and workshops related to undergraduate research
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred skills and background

  • Prior experience working with undergraduate students in research environments
  • Prior experience with grant applications, grant writing, and associated review processes
  • Prior experience developing and implementing programs for undergraduate students
  • Direct experience with student data management and experience with student information systems
  • Experience with specific software and tools related to higher education programming including Slate, Canvas (or other learning management systems), Box, Wufoo, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Office 365

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