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Assistant Director of Administration and Research

East Carolina University is looking to fill its Assistant Director of Administration and Research position at the ECU Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, NC.

The primary responsibilities of this position are providing leadership, direction, oversight, and strategic planning and alignment of the financial planning and fiscal operations of CSI, including operating budget, sponsored programs, endowment, and auxiliary services. More specifically, the person to fill this position will be responsible for proposal development, award management, research accounting and reporting, faculty and staff professional development, and oversight of administrative policies and processes. The Assistant Director of Administration and Research is a standing member of the Institute’s Leadership Council and is the staff support for the Board of Directors Finance Committee. This position operates autonomously and serves in place of the Executive Director in their absence.

Minimum education and experience requirements include a Bachelors’s degree with 5 years of related professional experience, but a Master’s degree with 5 years of professional experience in financial management, policy development, supervision, and research administration in an academic or comparable setting is preferred.

Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.


Based at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) advances inter-disciplinary marine energy solutions across UNC System partner colleges of engineering at NC State University, UNC Charlotte, and NC A&T University.


ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU’s Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.


The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.


The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.




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The Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981



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