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Director of Behavioral Health Research

Company: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThe Director of Behavioral Health Research leads the effort to bring the UND research and education community together to build a comprehensive approach to Behavioral Health Research. The Director is responsible for developing groundbreaking partnerships and opportunities associated with the university's Behavioral Health research portfolio to position UND as a valued leader, resource, and partner. The Director works closely and collaborates with campus leadership, faculty, academic units, and Vice President for Research & Economic Development (VPRED) to articulate and focus cross-campus strengths and catalyze compelling initiatives in areas of emerging interest for Behavioral Health. The Director is charged with developing grant and other funding opportunities in the Rural Behavioral Health Research Cluster. This position will be instrumental in both obtaining and sustaining funding from multiple sources to ensure continuity in research and training, as well as smooth operations for the Research teams. This position will be considered for a hybrid or remote work arrangement.Position BenefitsBenefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), $12,000 in basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and support strategic research portfolio development to include University integration, strategic funding, and organize research teams to meet research opportunities and needs.
  • Develop and maintain external partnerships with key stakeholders to promote the UND Behavioral Health Research team
  • Cultivate and maintain productive relationships with campus faculty and Deans to include the development of funding proposals, training, grant writing, and collaboration.Required Competencies
    • Demonstrated understanding of federal agency requirements, acquisition, and budgeting processes and applicable guidance and policy.
    • Familiarity with civil, commercial, or non-profit behavioral health capabilities and practices
    • Working knowledge or experience in graduate studies
    • Broad knowledge of academic and government research development relevant to behavioral health needs
    • Broad knowledge of emerging federal agency needs and associated basic and applied research funding programs
    • Deep understanding of the organization, leadership structure, and decision-making process of federal agencies relevant to behavioral health
    • Prior research development experience at a research organization - whether university, industry, or federal agency, including demonstrated ability to plan, organize, lead, and execute studies, projects and/or programs and communicate results to senior leadership
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, oral presentation and executive writing skills, including an ability to explain policy and technical issues related to behavioral health
    • Travel requirements for this position are occasional, but may require travel up to 30% of the time
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
    • High level of attention-to-detail and the ability to generate high quality and timely work productsMinimum Requirements
      • Master's degree or 10 years total applicable experience
      • 5 years prior administrative and leadership experience
      • Project management and business management experience
      • Experience with program management including strategic and operational experience
      • Experience with executive level interaction with both government and academic entities
      • Successful completion of criminal history records check.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.Preferred Qualifications
        • Doctorate in any field with an emphasis on research and analytical skills
        • Work experience at federal agencies or for a federal contractor related to behavioral health
        • Experience growing interdisciplinary research collaborations and securing funding from external organizations, such as government agencies, industry, and/or foundations
        • Experience using statistical software for data analyses (e.g., SPPS, R)
        • Experience managing databasesMinimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$87,000+ annual; Salary dependent upon experience; exempt; benefited; full-timeWork ScheduleMonday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.To ApplyFor full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.Additional InformationTo find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out Grand Forks is Cooler.All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran's status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.Veteran's PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 showing character of service or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university's policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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