Manage day-to-day GCA operations; responsible for leading post award functions and supporting researchers in the management of grants and contracts; serve as the acting director in the absence of the Executive Director. Responsible for managing day-to-day operations for GCA; responsible for leading post award functions, supporting researchers in the management of grants and contracts sponsored by government and industry, and the administration of grant awards within the Banner Finance system, Supporting function for cash management, cost analysis, and contracting units within GCA. This position also serves as the acting director in the absence of the Executive Director.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Master’s degree in an appropriate specialization: Accounting, Finance or a Business related field.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Eight (8) years of experience in Research Administration with at least five (5) of those years in post-award management of sponsored projects. Management experience in research administration with capacity to provide leadership for the staff and program.
Experience in directly supervising full-time professional employees.
Must have advanced experience in financial systems.
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely.
Experience in finance/accounting desired.
Must have the ability to read, understand, interpret, and apply Federal, State and University law/policy to a variety of situations when making complex decisions.
Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal.
In-depth understanding of compliance issues and understanding of application of federal and state regulations and specific guidelines from sponsors for allowable spending of restricted funds. Experience with grant and contract policies of major federal, state and private sponsors and knowledge of federal regulations (e.g. OMB circulars, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, etc.)
Analytical (numeric) and high degree of problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to manage competing priorities and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
Proficient in use of sponsor-specific online systems, such as Fastlane, NIH eCommons, DOD systems etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.