Director of Research Management - University of Maryland, College Park

Unit: ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Director of Research Management directs the research and scholarly activities of the A. James Clark School of Engineering faculty in collaboration with research and administrative staff in
ENGR departments and centers.

Research support areas include:


  1. Strategic services for faculty seeking grant funding;
  2. Sponsored research proposal development, review, award and financial management;
  3. Oversight of large research initiatives within the college;
  4. Creation, implementation and upkeep of research practices, systems, and procedures;
  5. Professional development of research administrators;
  6. Financial compliance monitoring and audit support;
  7. Research compliance oversight (IRB, COI, IP); and

The Director of Research Management represents ENGR on University-wide research topics. The incumbent partners closely with the University Research Leadership, specifically the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) including the Office of Research Administration, Sponsored Projects Accounting and Compliance, and various compliance offices.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland serves as the catalyst for high-quality research, innovation, and learning, preparing our students to create innovations that will address the21st century Grand Challenges (e.g., energy, environment, security, and human health) and improve the human condition. The Clark School is dedicated to leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession, to accelerating entrepreneurship, and to transforming research and learning activities into new innovations that benefit millions.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years work experience in the administrative management of sponsored programs including a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Understanding of University of Maryland policies and procedures as they relate to external funding.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel or other data management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce complex analytical reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and excellent record of maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with discretion and tact.
  • Ability to anticipate and initiate action in support of the Dean and the faculty.
  • Ability to establish and monitor fiscal and operational controls.
  • Ability to create, maintain and monitor strong internal controls within all areas of responsibility.

Advanced degree preferred

Additional Certifications:  
Additional Information:  
Job Risks Not Applicable to This Position
Physical Demands

Sedentary work. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Performs activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; long periods of time working at a computer terminal; extensive reading.

Posting Date: 07/29/2022
Closing Date:  
Open Until Filled Yes
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Contact Information

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Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • Government
  • Non-Profit
  • College/University
  • Sponsored Projects/Programs
  • Research Administrator/Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Government
  • Finance, Operations
  • Department Administrator
  • Compliance
  • Business Manager
  • Administrator or Administrative

Authorized to work in the US


Target Job Information


  • Full Time