Administrative and Business Development Executive
Job ID: R0043625 | Health Services Administrative | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Administrative and Business Development Executive reporting to the Director. The successful candidate will oversee all HR, budget and finance, IT, public relations, and fundraising efforts of the Division of Perceptual Studies. This position is new and has been created to find the person who can oversee all of the non-research responsibilities of the division's director and aid him in strategic planning to grow the division's research portfolio, fundraising efforts, and dissemination of DOPS's publications and research findings to a broader audience.

Specific responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):
  • General Administration: Oversee accounting, budget preparation, office management, recruiting of faculty and staff, HR processes, etc.
  • Strive to expand the DOPS network. Seek to engage future DOPS personnel, collaborators, donors, advisors, and advocates.
  • Source and vet outward-facing opportunities, including media coverage, interviews, speaking engagements, and other appearances.
  • Partner with outside providers for media events.
  • Serve as trusted partner to the division director on issues of future strategies, needs, capabilities, and team-building.
  • Serve as DOPS's primary liaison to donors in partnership with Health System development personnel.
  • Act as primary liaison to the DOPS Advisory Board.

About the Division:
Founded in 1967 by Dr. Ian Stevenson, the Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) is a highly productive, university-based research group devoted to the investigation of phenomena that challenge mainstream scientific paradigms regarding the nature of the mind/brain relationship. Researchers at DOPS study phenomena that relate to consciousness being able to function beyond the confines of the physical body, and phenomena that suggest continuation of consciousness after physical death. DOPS researchers objectively document and rigorously analyze empirical data collected regarding human experiences that suggest that mind and brain may be distinct and separable, and that consciousness may persist in detectable ways beyond bodily death. It is our hope that other scientists will join us in addressing the serious study of the nature of consciousness and its interaction with the physical world.

  • Advanced degree is required. A master's degree in healthcare, business administration, or a related field is strongly preferred.
  • 10 years of related work experience.
  • Experience running a team/division/organization with P&L responsibility.
  • Knowledge of fundraising.
  • Strong interest in the field of perceptual studies.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in a management position at a non-profit organization and/or academic institution.

Anticipated hiring range: $100,000 - $145,000 annually

This is a restricted position and continuation will be dependent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check and health assessment per University policy.

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