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Executive Director

Posted: 04/24/2022

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Job no: 500194
Department: Office of Research and Innovation
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Administration
Status: Part Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Executive Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center is responsible for successful leadership, management, and strategic actions that align with university goals and support the organization’s mission to conduct research, provide service, and support education that makes a positive difference in the lives of aging people, their families, and their communities.

Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University is a predominantly grant-funded research organization with 17 employees and 23 faculty Research Fellows from across campus. Approximately 80% of our annual operating budget of about $3M comes from grants and contracts.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Executive Director will:

  • Facilitate mission of the organization related to research, service, and coordination of graduate programs in gerontology; provide direction for innovations and activities that support the mission.
  • Guide optimization of the diversity, size, and scope of organization’s research portfolio; maintain continuously active individual grant-funded research agenda within that portfolio.
  • Oversee development and monitoring of strategic, management, and financial plans and outcomes for overall organization and for component activities in five functional areas (Research, Finance and Operations, Communications, Academic Program Support, Service Programs).
  • Provide leadership for maximizing our research profile and maintaining excellence in educational support and research infrastructure; promote culture of research productivity.
  • Lead efforts to build donor base and increase endowment.
  • Assure effective representation of Scripps with internal and external constituents including Miami University offices, donors, decision-makers, state and federal offices and legislators, funders, and local, state, and national leaders in aging.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in gerontology or closely related field, track record of consistent external grant submissions and awards for research in aging/gerontology, experience with applied research and effective partnerships with communities of practice; evidence of successful collaborative approaches to leadership, management, and grant-getting; tenured member of the faculty of Department of Sociology and Gerontology.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Rick Page at 

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin May 6, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 22 Apr 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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