SRA International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1967 and headquartered in Arlington, VA. SRA International is governed by a Board of Directors, whose 10 members are elected by the membership. The Society has over 5,000 members in the field of research administration at hospitals, institutions of higher education, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities. SRA International’s Vision is to be, “the premier international resource for excellence in research management, administration and development of the profession.” The Society’s Mission is, “to develop, define and promote international best practices in research management, administration, knowledge transfer and growth of the research enterprise.”
The Executive Director furthers the strategic initiatives of the Society through support and engagement of its divisions, sections and committees, and provides outreach and collaboration with international and US based organizations to leverage and expand the mission and vision of the Society. This position manages the various functions of the organization, including supervision of staff at headquarters, communication among the Society’s various constituencies, outreach to external partners and groups, member services, marketing and communications, metrics and impacts, programming, implementation of the strategic plan, and oversight of the Society’s finances.
The Executive Director should hold a Master’s degree (required) or a higher degree i.e. PhD, JD, etc. (preferred) with at least ten (10) years experience in research administration or a field that logically interfaces with the profession of research administration. A comprehensive understanding of the field of research administration is required. A complete position description and application information can be found here.
This position is a full-time position at SRA International headquarters office in Arlington, VA, USA.