EEO/AAQualifications :Masters and 5 years experienceRequires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professionaldiscipline or the highest level of general business knowledge,normally acquired through attainment of a Master’s Degree orequivalent formal training in a recognized field of specializationthat is directly related to the type of work being performed.Requires a minimum of five (5) years of directly job-relatedexperience. Supports individuals and groups within the University of Houston inall phases of the funding process in an effort to fund projects inResearch Science and Education. Collaborates with other researchentities and private businesses outside of the University System tocoordinate, develop, fund, and implement research projects. Identifies and maintains research alliances with potentialcollaborative partners to formulate and implement specific researchprojects.Coordinates and assists with writing funding proposals, andcoordinates related activities with the appropriate universityadministrative department.Identifies technologies with high potential forcommercialization and develop strategies to transfer technologiesinto the industrial sector.Serves on special projects at the discretion of thedirector.Acts a liaison between the office of research and the facultyand funding agencies.Coordinates visits of local, state, national, and internationalvisitors; coordinates meetings/special events for externalconstituents.Serves as a program and administrative manager for the fundingprocess functions; assists in grants and contracting process.Assists in developing and organizing research clusters andfacilitates multiple Principle Investigator proposaldevelopment.Develops marketing plans for specific technologies, includingnewsletters, website, and press releases and announcements.Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Ocean City School Business Administrator Pat Yacovelli administers the oath of office to Greg Whelan, who is joined by his wife, Michelle, children, Sophia and Cullen, and parents, Joan Whelan and George Kuhar.The Ocean City Board of Education met Wednesday evening in a brief special meeting and addressed the following items:New board member: Gregory Whelan took the oath of office as a newly appointed member of the board.New committee chairs: James Bauer was named head of the Negotiations Subcommittee, and Whelan was tapped as a member. Tiffany Prettyman will fill Bauer’s seat as head of the Curriculum and Instruction Subcommittee.Teachers contract: Bauer reported that after a near-12-hour negotiation session, the Board of Education reached a tentative memorandum of agreement with the Ocean City Education Association on a new teachers’ contract. The last three-year contract — which expired June 30, 2014 — included 1.99 percent raises for teachers. The new agreement must be ratified by the OCEA and approved by the school board before terms can be released.Ocean City High School construction: Scott Weitz of New Road Construction Management reported that a $2.7 million project to replace the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at the school is on schedule and on budget. The project is expected to be fully complete by August 25.Longport Sending Agreement: The board went into a closed executive session, in part, to discuss a plan for Ocean City High School to accept students from neighboring Longport who currently attend Atlantic City High School. The state Department of Education and Longport have approved the plan, but Atlantic City is seeking an injunction while they appeal the decision.