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All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Grants and Contract Finance Manager/Program Operations Specialist who will be responsible for the management of grants and contract finances for Pathology faculty and related research projects.The Program Operations Specialist position requires a high degree of autonomy, personal initiative, discretion, professionalism, flexibility and independent judgment. The employee in this position must possess the knowledge and understand of the complexities of grants and finance management, and adhere to University, NIH, policies, procedures, and politics.This position requires a high degree of personal initiate; the ability to problem solve independently; a high level of interpersonal skill through verbal and written communications with faculty, academic personnel, staff, and the general public; and intermediate to expert level computer competency.Training Grant Management: 50%Manage all financial and grants management aspects of department training grants, including timely proposal submission (competing applications and non-competing progress reports, i.e. RPPR) and acting as the liaison between sponsors, the Office of Sponsored Programs, campus partners, and the Principal InvestigatorEnsure compliance with federal National Research Service Award (NRSA) policies and proceduresManage all administrative aspects of department training grants, which includes managing data tables required for competing and non-competing submissions, ensuring compliance with Public Access Policy for publications, and predoctoral and postdoctoral appointments and terminations on the training grant via Xtrain in ERA CommonsPrepare monthly budget reports and manage training grant budget from beginning to end, which may include preparation of financial status reports, forecast training grant needs, track projected annual budgetary shortfall, and manage appointment and costing allocation for all training grant traineesCoordinate with multiple faculty and departments to ensure timely appointments and payroll distributions in Workday for all predoctoral and postdoctoral traineesEnsure compliance with sponsor, State, and University policies for training grant programsWork with Manager of Program Operations to develop appropriate departmental policies and internal controls for training grant management and policy.Manage financial and grants management aspects of the Medical Scientist Training program, including but not limited to the following:?Manage pre and post award grant preparation for T32 training grant, multiple NIH F30 fellowships, gift accounts, and other sponsored projects.Forecast and analyze program budget expenditures and revenue for annual program operation. Monitor program expenditures and revenue. Prepare financial reports for program directors and School of Medicine finance administrators, including long-term program funding models.Administer MSTP payroll unit entries.Pre-Award Grant Management: 25%Prepare complex budgets and other administrative sections of proposals for grants and contracts based on knowledge of sponsor requirements and program objectives.Advise faculty PIs on sponsor requirements particularly for specialized program announcements and non-federal sponsors. Interface with the University Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Grants and Contracts Accounting (GCA), and funding agencies (NIH, NSF, DOD, foundations, etc.).Manage compliance and provide technical advice and interpretation of government and foundation regulations and UW policies and procedures to PIs, researchers, and support staff.Act as prime contact between agencies, central offices and faculty.Use independent judgement and decision making to complete work on time and within compliance.Problem solve complex issues as they arise.Post-Award Grant Management: 25%Independently manage multiple sponsored projects assuring that all transactions are allowable, allocable, and reasonable. Review and approve daily financial transactions related to assigned research projects, and review budget reports and expenses with PIs.Manage payroll distributions and costing allocations for assigned faculty and their staff and calculate complex faculty effort distributions, and NIH cap cost sharing.Consult with funding agencies to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for deviation from authorized procedures.Prepare and submit Progress Reports and Final Status reports for grants and contracts.Work with funding agencies (both federal and non-federal) to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for deviation from authorized procedures.Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or related field or equivalent professional experienceA minimum of 3 years administrative experience working in a position of increasing responsibility and complexityDemonstrated ability to perform complex financial analyses utilizing Excel software or other available databasesExperience preparing and submitting grant and contract proposals.Ability to interpret complex policies and procedures.Ability to work with multiple reporting lines for accountability.Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.Strong sense of initiative and resourcefulness to solve new and complex problemsExcellent verbal and written communication skills.Proficiency with Microsoft Office SuiteDesired:Experience with University of Washington financial and grant management systems including MyFinancialDesktop, Sage, Grant Tracker & WorkdayA minimum of 3 years administrative experience working in a UW School of Medicine unit in a position of increasing responsibility and complexityAdvanced Microsoft Excel skillsKnowledge of UW and UW Medicine administrative systemsOther Working Requirements:Fast paced environment with competing deadlines that must be met. During heavy grant periods, annual budget submission and biennium closeout may require working more than 40 hours per week. May be required to work weekends and/or evenings to accommodate last minute changes. May be required to work evenings or weekends to accommodate faculty schedules when needed.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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