(Previous discussion continued)
Re: How to become a Director of a research office? Dave Goett 12 Jun 1998 11:47 EST

Re: How to become a Director of a research office? Dave Goett 12 Jun 1998 11:47 EST

I agree.  I would be most interested in responses to these questions.  Thanks.

David Goett, Sr. Subcontract Administrator
University of California/LLNL
Livermore, CA

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>On Thu, 11 Jun 1998, Steadfast Diligent wrote:
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>> Hello to all you research administrators.  Okay, forgive me, I just
>> now created an anonymous email specifically to send this very message,
>> because I didn't want my famous university to be identified
>> here.  But I have a VERY important question that needs some anonymity.
>>
>> The question is... just HOW does one become director of a campus
>> office of sponsored research services?
>>
>> 1) Does a degree help?  What degree was your campus administration
>> looking for when they interviewed you?  What degree do you have? (this
>> is my main question as I consider getting additional training/education)
>>
>> 2) What kind of experience was your campus administration looking for
>> when they interviewed you for the job?  What kind of experience did
>> you have at that time?
>>
>> 3) Did networking help?  did they already know you, or know of you?
>>
>> 4) Was it a big "jump?"  that is, were you working at a position that
>> was a step or so down from being the boss?  And how about
>> geographically? did you travel far to get the job?
>>
>> 5) Did certification help? If so what kind.
>>
>> .....ANY other advice would be appreciated.  I really value all the
>> terrific feedback that folks provide on this serv!  I've worked in
>> research administration for about 15 years, the promotions have been
>> hard to come by, but I am starting to think that two things would
>> help:  a) advice from this group and b)further education...(but what
>> degree?)
>>
>> Thanks everyone, for sharing your success stories and
>> telling us how you did it!
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