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Charleston, WV Full Time Posted: Thursday, 12 September 2019
Deputy Director: Division of Science and Research/EPSCoR This position serves the West Virginia Higher Education Policy
Commission (Commission) whose offices are located at 1018 Kanawha
Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia.

Classification: Full Time, Non-Classified, Exempt, Benefits-Eligible
Overview: Under the general
direction of the Director of the 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 Division. 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
To learn more about the Division of Science and Research, visit
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
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of
the functions of the EPSCoR Program. 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.
Salary Range: $95,000 -
$115,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and
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: Application review date begins
September 27, 2019. However, applications will be accepted until
the position is filled.
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 (see below)

Opportunity/Affirmative Action
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
and the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia are
equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, or protected veteran status and will not be
discriminated against on the basis of disability. The Commission
and Council provide a collegial, respectful and inclusive
environment that values the diversity, creativity and contributions
of its staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Deputy Director: Division of Science and Research/EPSCoR, Location: Charleston, WV - 25301

Charleston, WV, United States of America
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