Job Description:The Director of OGC has a fiduciary responsibility to all external funding agencies and to the State of North Carolina for monitoring use of funds entrusted to the University, assuring appropriate use of extramural funds and maintaining the University's reputation and integrity. The position ensures compliance with federal, state and other sponsor regulations, policies, procedures, and audit requirements defined in statutes, federal OMB Circulars, Uniform Guidance, and agency-specific guidelines. The Director of OGC works cooperatively with system level administration, as well as campus Vice Chancellors, Deans, Associate Deans for Research, Department Chairs, Center/Institute/Office Directors, committees, Internal Audit, and research faculty and staff; maintaining open communication with respect to sponsored projects requirements, policies, procedures, and issues. The Director develops and implements appropriate campus policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance with sponsor/project financial and administrative management requirements. The Director must maintain open and effective communications and coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs, and ECU Financial Services and Business Services offices. The Director maintains collegial working relationships with a broad range of institutional offices due to the wide range of potential transactions and activities related to sponsored projects. The Director provides leadership in improving compliance and creating financial and management systems that meet external funding requirements with minimal disruption of the University's research and scholarly activities. The Director must have comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting methods, procedures, and financial practices; and the ability to apply that knowledge in interpreting and operationalizing regulations. The Director must appreciate the role of faculty and staff in a university research environment, and utilize his/her technical knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and institutional policies and procedures to maximize their productivity and success while complying with all applicable regulations. The Director must be able to negotiate and communicate effectively and diplomatically, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the university and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external offices and individuals.
Miniumum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Finance/Accounting, Public Administration, Public Health, Research Administration or other equivalent field; and a minimum of ten years of progressive experience in grants and contracts administration within a university, government, medical, or other research enterprise. A Bachelor's degree in equivalent field and a minimum of 15 years of increasingly responsible related experience may be substituted for the Master's degree. Experience working with large, enterprise-wide financial and reporting systems. Experience working directly with grants administration and/or financial management and audits is essential, as is an in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations that impact the sponsored projects environment. Experience working in a financial compliance/audit environment at an institutional/enterprise level. Experience in educating, communicating with, and supporting faculty researchers and staff in an academic environment. Experience in a leadership, policy development, and oversight role at an institutional level. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Preferred Education and Experience: CRA, CPA or other appropriate professional certification designation. Membership experience in appropriate professional organizations such as SRA, NCURA, FDP, etc. Experience in an academic health center or school of medicine. Special Instructions to the Applicant: East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Qualifications
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations ...to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.