Grants Manager

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Is this an internal only recruitment?:


Position Title:

Business Officer - Contributing

Working Title:

Grants Manager

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

49,514 – 55,016

Pay Band Information:

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00-5:00

Department Name and Number:

School of Nursing-DO-440110

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

The mission of the School of Nursing is to enhance and improve the health and well-being of the people of North Carolina and the nation, and, as relevant and appropriate, the people of other nations, through its programs of education, research, and scholarship, and through clinical practice and community service. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing has been the leader in nursing education in North Carolina throughout its history. Established in 1950, it was the first school of nursing in North Carolina to offer a four-year baccalaureate nursing degree program followed by the first master’s degree program, the first continuing education program for nurses, first doctoral program, and first accelerated BSN option to students with college degrees. Today, the School is renowned for its academic programs, its research and its commitment to clinical and community service within state, national and global communities.

The Office of Administrative Services is the central administrative office for the School of Nursing and as such is responsible for the oversight of the School’s financial management for state and trust accounts, grants management, personnel management, and facilities management.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

This position serves as the Business Officer/Grants Manager, coordinating all the accounting and personnel work of the Grants Management Office for School of Nursing. The position supervises a Business Services Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for preparing complex financial reports and reconciling a variety of accounts— federal contracts and grants, as well as External University subcontracts and subcontracts with non-academic businesses.

The person in this position is the primary contact for the Principal Investigators and overseeing expenditures through the entire grant life. He/she must assist the faculty and project managers on the proper procedures and the guidelines of both the University and the funding agency. He/she must have the knowledge of federal regulations, foundation guidelines, cost accounting standards policies, student tuition costs, health insurance & stipend requirements and other University Guidelines. He/she creates budgets to meet the scientific needs of the grant proposals while adhering to proper state and university guidelines. Once the grant is funded, he/she designs analytical reports to provide Principal Investigators and project managers with current status and funding. In addition, these reports provide current expenditures as well as projections of future expenditures.
The individual in this position functions independently and the incumbent is responsible for his/her own daily routine and schedule. He/she meets with faculty and project managers, as needed, to assist with all phases of the grant process.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or related business area; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Business Administration – Ability to independently manage a variety of business and financial functions with dynamic funding sources, to interpret and/or modify policies and procedures to facilitate and ensure the application of sound business practices.

Financial Management – Ability to interpret, modify, and monitor internal policies, and to assist in the long-and short-term strategic goals and planning. Ability to prepare grant proposals and project costs, and to serve as an internal resource on grants management issues.

Human Resources Management – Ability to function in a full supervisory role for direct reports including developing and/or implementing work plans, conducting performance reviews, and addressing performance issues.

Information Analysis and Decision-making – Ability to identify, recognize, and resolve problems and to analyze financial information and other data.
Communication – Ability to develop written documents and/or reports, general guidelines, and standard procedures and to communicate information.

Proficiency in Infoporte, and Connect Carolina preferred. Intermediate Excel skills is a must though Advanced Excel skills is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certified Research Administrator (CRA) preferred

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Overtime occasionally, Weekend work

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time