IMR - Position Profile
The Institute for Medical Research, an affiliate of the Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS), is looking for an Executive Director to bring skilled leadership to the forefront of life changing research within a vibrant research community.
To be successful this individual should have a passion for improving the lives of Veterans and Veterans’ health; a strong understanding of research administration; experience in understanding, grants and contracts; experience and competence in managing the finances, financial systems, and financial reporting of an organization; the ability to lead a nonprofit organization and demonstrated experience in leading organizational growth; experience in navigating complex federal and local government organizations (Department of Veterans Affairs preferred); demonstrated experience engaging the Board of Directors; a passion for scientific/medical investigation specifically for Veterans; experience managing local, state and national relationships to sustain collaborations; and demonstrated cross cultural competencies.
The Institute for Medical Research (IMR), located in Durham North Carolina, seeks an experienced leader and research professional to serve as its next Executive Director. The mission of the IMR is to facilitate and promote research and education at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.
The Institute for Medical Research was founded in 1989 in response to legislation to serve as an affiliate of the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System (DVAHCS) and is considered a State of North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation (NPC).
NPCs work with VA researchers and educators, called Principal Investigators, to operate non-VA funded studies. These projects can be funded by other federal agencies such as the Department of Defense or the National Institutes of Health or by pharmaceutical or other private industry sponsors, donors, or foundations. These activities allow VA patients to access a wide array of research and educational interventions. However, all research supported and administered by the IMR is considered VA research and must adhere to all VA rules, regulations, and regulatory oversight.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Institute for Medical Research is governed by a board of directors, which includes the appointment of four VA employees. The administrative staff includes Director of Human Resources, 2 Contract Analysts, Accounts Payable Administrator, Payroll Administrator, and Contract and Grants Administrator. In addition, the IMR has over 50 research professionals included on its payroll.
The revenue for the 2020 fiscal year was approximately $7,200,000. The funds are used in support of research projects and education that come through the organization in a variety of ways. To learn more about The Institute for Medical Research, visit www.imr.org.
The IMR Executive Director (ED) provides overall leadership, direction and administration of all programs and services. The ED protects IMR’s financial assets and functions as the strategic and operational leader of the IMR. The Executive Director is responsible for implementation and compliance of policies set by the Board of Directors and applicable grantor, federal and state requirements, and serves as an authorized representative of the Board of Directors in all matters. In cooperation with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director maintains and supports an appropriate committee structure, accurate and sufficient financial and non-financial management information, and facility planning. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction to staff in carrying out the key roles assigned to them.
Strategic Planning and Leadership
The physical requirements and activities that are required to perform the essential functions of the position include, but may not be limited to, as follows: Must be able to occasionally lift, pull and push a minimum of 20 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, sit for extended periods of time, squat, kneel, and regularly use fingers and hands for computer work.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
$100,000-$120,000 and a competitive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental insurance through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Other benefit options include life insurance and disability insurance. Employees also have the option to participate in a 403(b)-retirement savings program with an employer match of up to $3,500 per year.
Full time employees accrue paid leave of 13 days of vacation and 13 days of sick leave per year. After three years vacation leave is increased to 20 days and employees with 15 years of service are entitled to 26 vacation days. IMR also observes all federal holidays.
Armstrong McGuire & Associates, based in Raleigh, NC is conducting this search in collaboration with the Board of Directors. To apply, click on the link to Institute for Medical Research position profile at www.ArmstrongMcGuire.com/apply. You will see instructions for uploading your cover letter, resume and professional references. In case of any technical problems, contact Katie@armstrongmcguire.com. No phone calls please, and no applications will be accepted by email or through third-party sites.
A short presentation will be required from finalists. Reference, criminal, and financial checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. IMR employees must obtain a Without Compensation Appointment (WOC) at the Durham VA Health Care System. This appointment requires a federal background check which is conducted upon hire. IMR is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled persons and Veterans.
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.
Armstrong McGuire & Associates
PO BOX 6485
RALEIGH, NC 27628