Administrative Research Manager

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Business Officer - Journey

Working Title:

Administrative Research Manager

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$49,514- $67,337

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

Full-Time Permanent

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Work Schedule:

M-F 8-5* Or as approved by direct supervisor

Department Name and Number:

SW-School of Social Work-380100

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

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Department Description:

The UNC School of Social Work is a graduate school offering Master of Social Work (MSW) and doctoral (PhD) degrees; four dual-degree and various certificate and professional credentialing programs; as well as continuing education, training and consultation.

The mission of the School of Social Work is to expand knowledge regarding social problems and programs, to educate social workers for advanced practice, and to provide leadership in the development of socially and economically just policies and programs that strengthen individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.

The School’s budget is comprised of various receipt, trust, contract and grant, and state appropriate funds spread over approximately 170 accounts. The School also receives funding through the UNC-CH and the School of Social Work Foundations.

The School of Social Work Business Office provides administrative support to the School’s faculty, students and staff in the areas of finance, human resources management, grants financial management, and facilities services.

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:

The Administrative Research Manager (Business Officer) administers and manages the business and financial affairs of sponsored research (grants and contracts) related activities within the School of Social Work.
Functions assigned to the role include financial management, personnel administration/management, payroll, project management, facilities coordination/planning, and closely related work. Responsibilities include facilitation and management of financial resources that may be state appropriated, contracts and grants, and/or receipt generated. The Administrative Research Manager performs a range of financial and business-related duties associated with specialized areas such as accounting, budgeting, auditing, project management, and/or grants administration.
The Administrative Research Manager performs and has oversight of accounts reconciliation, maintenance and reporting of financial data, financial projections, cash/receipts management, and personnel planning. The Administrative Research Manager has responsibility for accounting/business standards and practices, policy interpretation/implementation, the organization of work, and the supervision of others.

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:

The selected candidate will be able to organize, prioritize and work under deadline pressure. The candidate must be team oriented with strong oral and written communication skills with a focus on excellent customer service.
Strong computer skills, including all Microsoft Office software, particularly Excel, and familiarity with Adobe PDF documents is required. The candidate must have sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals and excellent analytical skills. This position requires extreme attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Ability to implement response to a situation based on interpretation of applicable policies and regulations; Ability to troubleshoot and provide guidance to other team members.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification as a Nationally recognized Research Administrator is preferred
Completion of the Tar Heel Certification in Research Administration preferred.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time