Job Opportunity: Director Research Administration, CURE Epilepsy, Chicago, IL

Ashley Brady
January 26, 2017

Open Position: Director Research Administration at CURE Epilepsy

About CURE

Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois whose mission is to cure epilepsy, transforming and saving millions of lives. We identify and fund cuttingedge research, challenging scientists worldwide to collaborate and innovate in pursuit of this goal. Our commitment is unrelenting. CURE is the largest nongovernmental funder of epilepsy research, raising more than $45 million in support of 200+ scientific projects in 15 countries since its founding in 1998. CURE is proud to maintain a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its 90%+ efficiency ratio over the years.

Position Summary

The Director of Research Administration provides leadership in reviewing, recommending and executing policy and procedure designed to enhance the administration of CURE’s research program in relation to the organization’s overall mission and strategic goals. This role reports directly to the Chief Scientific Officer and oversees the operations and budgets of the entire research program portfolio inclusive of investigator initiated grants, signature initiatives, federal grants and contracts, scientific conferences, and seminars. Maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, U.S. based and international, is critical to the role. The position is based in the Chicago Headquarters office. Limited travel is required. This position ensures the effective, compliant, and efficient daily management of operational functions in support of the mission and strategy. The Director researches and leverages best practices and partners with the Chief Scientific Officer, Program Directors, volunteer leaders and external partners to develop new program/project plans regarding new and existing funding opportunities, research initiatives, science and education outreach and collaborations that will increase and improve overall research activities and associated financial management and performance. The Director of Research Administration will play a key role in assisting program leaders in organizing and executing their plans by seeking advice and counsel from foundation staff, legal, board/committee members and other experts as needed. Additionally, he/she will coordinate efforts with the development, marketing communications and finance departments and with the research administration team provide administrative and operational support directly to the CSO and Program Directors.  


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