Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development at the University of Tennessee, Martin
September 18, 2018
The Executive Director provides visionary leadership in promotion of the university's role in the areas of research, outreach, and economic development. As a direct report to the Chancellor, the position is responsible for oversight and compliance of sponsored programs; promotion and coordination of outreach activities and partnerships, including regional economic development initiatives, non-degree programs, and support of state and regional advocacy relations in conjunction with the UT System's Office of Government Relations and Advocacy.
The Executive Director provides innovative and adaptable leadership for the university's research, outreach, and economic development enterprise; is responsible for oversight of the unit including, promoting services to external and internal constituents; working collaboratively with regional and university partners; and coordinating implementation of the university's outreach plan in support of advocacy initiatives and program development. Other duties and responsibilities:
Supports the institutional mission through the creation and advancement of the university's research, outreach, and economic development goals and objectives.
Facilitates the identification and procurement of new sources of revenue to support new and existing programs for the campus and region.
Identifies emerging needs, trends, and services related to regional opportunities and area offerings, and compiles and analyzes data.
Demonstrates a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and advocates for students by coordinating programs to address their academic and experiential learning needs.
Oversees the day-to-day management production of proposal submissions, assuring on-time delivery of all documents and the compliance/administration of awards.
Provides regular reporting to stakeholders on grant proposal status and results as well as analysis and feedback on management opportunities.
Manages university compliance and reporting requirements and provides institutional leadership to ensure that all programs comply with the standards of the sponsoring agencies.
Contributes to the economic vitality of the region by collaborating with regional economic development boards to enhance prosperity and stimulate long-range plans.
Initiates responses to stakeholder requests, proposals and partnership opportunities.
Cultivates and maintains key relationships with community partners by reporting and presenting to community groups and serving on various committees and boards.
Serves as an ambassador for the university and exhibits the professionalism and advanced communication skills necessary to successfully represent the university at all levels.
Advances the economic development and advocacy efforts of the university through community relations and outreach activities across the region.
Informs and reports to the chancellor on matters relating to the outreach and economic development functions pertaining to the university.
Serves as a liaison working to advance state and federal relations consistent with UT System goals and objectives.
Embraces a data-driven decision-making organization and ensures that the data necessary for strategic planning and decision-making are available as needed.
Internal Number: 160847
The primary purpose of the University of Tennessee at Martin is to provide a quality undergraduate education in a traditional collegiate atmosphere characterized at all levels by close collaboration among students, faculty and staff. In addition, the university is dedicated to meeting lifelong educational needs by providing graduate programs, distance-learning opportunities and other creative endeavors. Furthermore, the university is committed to advancing the regional and global community through scholarly activities, research and public service.