The individual in this role will be responsible for supporting Office of Research Leadership in creating, developing, transitioning and implementing the centralized Grants Compliance team.
The Manager will oversee the success of the newly created Grants Compliance team and lead the business operations of the team which is responsible for the following financial, legal and compliance, and supply chain activities related to the Office of Sponsored Program (OSP) funding: Processing all procurement, travel, and expense transactions administered using OSP funds. Overseeing of OSP assets. Supporting related planning, reporting, and audit activities. Negotiating the business terms and conditions of certain contractual agreements such as the purchase of products and services and licensing agreements. Negotiating pricing and contract terms for the purchase of goods and services. Assuring compliance with competitive bidding requirements. Conducting cost and price analysis for the purpose of assuring the best value is obtained. Drafting, executing, and analyzing contractual agreements to optimize value realization and minimize risk. The role will require leading the management and operations of the Grants Compliance team which includes the following: Business Operations: Establishes and maintains the processing environment, ensuring efficient, timely, and accurate processing in compliance with University policies, applicable state and federal laws and statutes, and sponsor requirements. Negotiates service level agreements and maintains or exceeds agreed-upon levels of service and customer satisfaction. Ensures adherence to established internal control structures including segregation of duties and appropriate approvals in the processing of every transaction, legally compliant and ethical research practices, conflict of interest disclosure, and export control programs. Maintains Grants Compliance team policies, procedures, forms, communications, training materials, etc. Ensures alignment with OSP and OR strategic goals.
Leadership: Leads efforts regarding production requirements and manages staffing levels and staff development for the Grants SSC. Manages employee performance expectations, sets employee goals, and assists in determining staffing needs and makes final hiring decisions. Reporting and Monitoring: Gathers statistics and monitors Grants Compliance team performance according to the University and Office of Research Strategic Plans (World Class Research). Develops and implements measurement tools to assess and report on KPIs and metrics.
Organizational Involvement: Collaborates and facilitates with University SSC managers to ensure alignment and implementation of best practices. Educates, trains, and serves as liaison/POC and advisor to key internal and external stakeholders. Participates on various University committees as deemed necessary.
The position reports to the OSP Senior Director.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 5-7 years of business experience in a business administrative capacity, including the area of customer service.
Extensive knowledge of university policies and procedures; experience using procurement applications; Considerable experience in supervision and development of staff; Demonstrated 5-7 years of experience in developing and implementing procurement program planning and administration. Ability to organize/lead projects requiring integration of efforts across many internal and external entities. Extensive knowledge of Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards.
Target Salary: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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