Assoc. Director Finance & Research Administration

Job description

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities, and also receives additional supervision from the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration for CEHD, the Associate Director of Finance and Administration leads all aspects of the financial operations of the Institute on Disabilities and supports as needed, the Research Administration unit in the College of Education and Human Development.   The incumbent will report directly to the Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities, with a dotted-line reporting to the Assistant Dean of Finance and Administration for the College of Education and Human Development.  The Associate Director provides expertise, guidance, and timely and accurate support to principal investigators (PIs) while working with sponsors and Temple University administrators regarding the submission of grants and contract proposals.  The Associate Director independently performs highly complex work, such as managing pre- and post- award grants and contracts;  supervising and participating in the preparation of various budgets, financial statements, and reports; directing the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, and operating expenses; establishing system controls for new financial systems and developing procedures to improve existing systems; collaborating with the College of Education and Human Development administrative staff and participating as a member and manager of the College's sponsored project administration team; liaising with constituent groups within and outside the University;  and promoting the Institute on Disabilities at the College, University, State, and National levels.  Additional responsibilities include personnel management; assisting the Executive Director and other senior staff with grant-related activities; representing the Institute in the absence of the Executive Director; and serving as a member of the senior management team of the Institute on Disabilities.  
Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or related field and at least 6 years directly related experience including work experience in a senior or managerial level in the grant management field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Demonstrated analytical skills
* Ability to work with large financial data sets.
* Demonstrated proficiency with spreadsheet and database software programs.
* Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office.
* Demonstrated management skills, including planning, negotiation, supervisory, and communication skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills
* Ability to interact with diverse constituent groups.
* Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks and work under tight deadlines. 
* Ability to travel state and nationwide occasionally.
* Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary.

* Master's degree in finance or a related field.
* Fiscal experience in an academic environment or institute of higher education
* Knowledge of government and non-government funding agencies’ policies and procedures and Uniform Guidance.
* Experience in the field of disability or education
* Knowledge of ERA and other Financial systems
* Prior experience working with various funding institutions (Foundation, State, Federal)

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 5/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time