Director, Center for Customized Research & Services and Economic Development

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title: Director, Center for Customized Research & Services and Economic Development Official Title: Director, Unspecified (7) Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $79,800 to $92,850 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Annual, Limited Appointment Position Summary: This position is primarily responsible for leadership, coordination and support to a wide variety of activities, projects, and tasks related to the daily and strategic operations of the Center for Customized Research and Services (CCRS). It is also responsible for the development, execution, and delivery of research and consulting projects for internal and external customers for CCRS. Finally, the position broadly supports economic development activities, including grant development and project execution and cultivation and maintenance of relationships with local, regional, state and national economic development partners. Responsibilities

40% Manage daily operations of Center for Customized Research and Services (CCRS)
1. Lead efforts to develop CCRS mission and strategic objectives
2. Oversee CCRS professional and student staff
(a) Evaluate staff performance in relation to goals, objectives and standards
(b) Evaluate and assign workload in relation to mission, vision and priorities of department
(c) Support and ensure professional development of staff
(d) Support UW Oshkosh and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Equity, and Affirmative Action goals in hiring, retention and promotion of staff
3. Develop revenue generation strategy and oversee implementation
4. Oversee budget development and expenditures including establishing short and long-term financial and operations goals
5. Ensure effective delivery of programming
6. Lead efforts to educate campus community and others about importance of the CCRS work
7. Develop CCRS marketing and promotion strategy and oversee implementation
8. Develop CCRS outreach strategy and oversee implementation

30 % Lead and direct internal and external customized research efforts
1. Lead project development efforts
2. Lead recruitment of campus and external professional resources to execute on projects.
3. Direct strategic operations of survey center capacity, including managing utilization, alignment of student resources, and internal and external promotion.
4. Serve as public representative of CCRS activities including public presentation of findings and media relations in coordination with UMC and other campus resources.
5. Lead the development of research symposia, speaker series, and other public events to support CCRS mission.
6. Research and advise University and community partners on economic trends and needs of the city, region and state and programming provided by others involved in economic and workforce development
7. Provide research and strategic support to external economic development agencies such as the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, the New North, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

30 % Lead economic development strategy development and project execution
1. Lead economic development sttategy development
2. Lead economic development grant projects
a. work with Office of Sponsored Programs to identify economic development grant opportunities
b. lead grant project development strategy
c. work with Office of Sponsored Programs to write economic development grants
d. lead grant supported projects
e. work with Office of Sponsored Programs on pre-award and post-award project management work
3. Form partnerships for sustainable program delivery
4. Represent the CCRS and University at economic development and community relations events
5. Support efforts to coordinate and align internal economic development efforts, including understanding gaps, overlaps and synergies in programming, relationship to Sustainability Institute and development of an online portal. Qualifications Required: 1. Excellent oral and written communication skills
2. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact successfully with people on campus, in the broader community, statewide, and nationally
3. Ability to operate independently in handling a wide variety of situations
4. Ability to maintain confidentiality
5. Extremely strong documented skills in the following areas: self-awareness and professional development; communication and personal effectiveness; customer orientation; collaboration and partnership; achievement orientation; leadership
6. Graduate Degree
7. Ability to function well in a team-centered environment
8. Demonstrated experience in a research administration or other leadership position
9. Demonstrated experience leading special commissions, committees or teams
10. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Preferred: 1. Demonstrated knowledge of various laws, rules, policies and procedures that impact the organization and the operation of the university
2. Demonstrated experience with outreach and engagement To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume, cover Letter, contact information for three references, and copy of unofficial transcripts

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Friday, June 4th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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