BUSINESS OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR
Duties: The Business Operations Administrator will provide day to day administrative oversight of the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (CNDR), which is comprised of 4 faculty and >50 trainees and staff. This position will oversee all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit in compliance with the University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations. He/she will report directly to the Director and Co-Director and will work closely with them to achieve the research and training mission, goals, and objectives of CNDR. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing the implementation of projects, generating and submitting progress reports, managing timelines, and addressing interim problems as they arise. In conjunction with the Path Business Office and HR division, this position will participate in budget management, allocation, and tracking of resources with responsibility for completing supply and equipment orders for all of CNDR that are in compliance with funding and research objectives. Additionally, he/she will make recommendations for personnel actions and will oversee the supervision of personnel including work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution while working closely with the Path Business HR division for any personnel related needs such as hiring requests, immigration, performance issues, etc. The Business Operations Administrator will be expected to be familiar with internal and external associates and to interact with them appropriately to advance CNDR's mission and the center's groundbreaking research on age-related neurodegenerative disorders.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 2-3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education, experience, proven talent, ability to learn quickly, and drive required. Training in University research and financial systems preferred. The successful candidate will be a system thinker with strong problem-solving abilities, excellent organizational and interpersonal skills who is able to communicate and interact effectively with all levels both verbally and in writing. Must be able to build effective relationships and work both independently as well as on a team. Intermediate to advanced level PC skills including all facets of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required. Familiarity with University of Pennsylvania HR policies, financial policies, and sponsored research polices strongly preferred. Must be highly motivated and a self-starter capable of being flexible and energetic while meeting strict deadlines and working with a diverse constituency. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are a must, and high attention to detail, accuracy and follow through are required.
Reference Number: 40-26314
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: PA-Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Job Family: D-Financial