Open Date: 05/09/2018
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related area from an appropriately accredited institution OR a Bachelors degree Business Administration, Public Administration, or related area from an appropriately accredited institution anda minimum of 5 years prior experience in a position with comparable financial and administrative responsibilities and comparable compliance duties. Knowledge of programs and procedures of granting agencies, including federal agencies (e.g., NIH, NSF, DOD) as well as corporate and private foundations and sponsors, and knowledge of relevant OMB regulations. Knowledge of accounting principles, fund accounting, financial reporting, internal control systems, and budgeting and financial analysis. Experience in online accounting/financial management/administrative systems. Expertise in using computing tools such as spreadsheets, databases, report writing and word processing tools. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to follow through and complete projects with minimal supervision. Demonstrated management, communication, facilitation, and customer service skills. Demonstrated oral and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of privacy and confidentiality. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and constructively with faculty, staff, administration, and sponsors in a fast paced, service- focused environment.
Special Instructions to Applicant:
Job Duties: This position is within the Office of Research at the ECU School of Dental Medicine. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Research, and will have responsibilities in the areas of research funding management and budgeting and related functions within the School of Dental Medicine. The Grants Manager is the liaison between faculty members and departments engaged in funded research projects and a range of central university offices responsible for pre- and post-award grant administration including the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Grants and Contracts, the Office of Clinical Trials, regulatory compliance, budgetary and fiscal management. This position provides pre- and post- award grant support for faculty and students engaged in a broad range of research and workforce training projects. The funding portfolio includes projects funded by extramural grants, faculty startup funds, institutional state funds and indirect cost accounts. The support provided is partly programmatic: strategic planning for growth in research programs and research culture, development of interdisciplinary scientific and clinical research projects and graduate research training program development. A large portion of the support provided is administrative and transactional in nature: fiscal, budgetary and account management, regulatory compliance and reporting, grant preparation and internal review, quality control, transactional troubleshooting, collaboration with central university grant administration offices, central budget offices and external funding agencies. This position requires knowledge of the policies, laws, and regulations of the state of North Carolina; ECU and departmental operating procedures; and the ECU Banner financial records system. Employee should have considerable knowledge of accounting and budgeting including the ability to prepare and analyze fiscal reports. In addition, this position will assist with the ongoing development of policies and procedures to insure the school remains in compliance with all state and university rules and regulations. Familiarity with the University's Purchasing, Banner Finance and Human Resources systems is highly desirable.