Coordinator / Research Administration
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

Job Description


Position Summary
The Coordinator for Research Administration provides operational and administrative support to the Senior Associate Dean of Research and other faculty and staff in the College of Medicine as requested. This position is responsible for tracking research proposals submitted by CMED faculty, staff, and students from proposal to completion and publication. This position is also responsible for the coordination of all research programs including but not limited to symposiums and the summer scholar program. Maintains complex databases and provides regular reports to units within CMED on various items related to the scholarly activity of faculty, staff, and students.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in public health, education, communications or another related field.
Two years of relevant experience with increasing responsibilities.
Proficient with spreadsheet and database software programs.
Demonstrated organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
Ability to plan, establish priorities, and handle multiple tasks and projects. Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications
SAP or other grant management software experience.
Experience working with faculty and/or academic departments on financial and administrative matters.
Experience in a higher education setting.
Experience working with externally funded grants and contracts.
Experience with clinical and non-clinical IRB processes and requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities
Supports the Senior Associate Dean/Research and Senior Associate Dean/Legal and Compliance with the administration of research activities, events, and IRB processes.
Provides administrative support for the Senior Associate Dean, Research.
Provides expertise, analysis, and assistance to CMED faculty, students, and staff in the management of research events and administration. Serves as a resource to other internal/external research project personnel.
Assists leadership with project management plans and maintains project schedules.
Organizes and participates in internal and external project workgroup(s), committee(s), and/or advisory meetings or teleconferences.
Coordinates communication on behalf of senior leadership and related functions.
Conducts special projects and assignments as directed; collects, compiles, and writes updates and reports on findings, including preparation of preliminary findings for leadership as needed.
Manages and coordinates research events including, but not limited to, the research symposium, student research forum, and the summer scholars' program. Organizes, analyzes, and tracks expense budgets, and initiates forms for student reimbursement.
Tracks and assists faculty and students with the initiation and dissemination of medical student research stipends and transactions.
Works with faculty and staff to assist with the completion of various forms, policies, and procedures required for CMED research events and activities.
Maintains and provides analysis of several databases of scholarly activity; provides regular and ad-hoc reports for the Dean's office, departments, and/or faculty.
Documents and updates processes, guidelines, and CMED research reference materials for training purposes and continuity of services.
Other duties as assigned.

Message to Applicants
Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

If there is another document you wish to include that is not required, please utilize Other Document (1).

Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Employee Group
Professional & Administrative -Hourly

Pay Range
$17.50 - $22.50

Academic Affairs

College of Medicine

Position Status

Position End Date

Employment Status


Position Type
12 month

Weekly Work Schedule
M-F 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; evenings and weekends as required

Mount Pleasant, MI
About the Department

About CMU
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards
Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sexbased stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253

Office: 103 E. Preston St.

Bovee University Center, suite 306

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS

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Date Posted : 10/18/2022