Department:Center for Equity Promotion Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$56,000 - $65,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2018-2019 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins January 7, 2019; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants In order to be considered, complete applications must include cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please address your bilingual (Spanish/English) capacities and your experiences with multicultural work and work environments.
Department Summary The Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP) is a research center and Grant Management Unit (GMU) that reports to the Dean of the College of Education (COE) at the University of Oregon (UO). The GMU provides pre-award and post-award grant administrative support to projects, centers, and institutes within the GMU (the Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, and the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior) as well as to other centers or institutes that require GMU assistance. The GMU currently houses three centers with an approximate total combined grant and department funds of $9 million.
Position Summary The responsibility of the Coordinator of Finance and Operations is to serve as Administrative/Fiscal officer for The Center for Equity Promotion Grants Management Unit (GMU). The Coordinator of Finance and Operations provides leadership and management related to finance and budget for all CEQP activities including grant proposals, contracts, and research awards. Specifically, the position is responsible for the organization of human and material resources, business and fiscal management, and day-to-day functioning of the GMU. The Coordinator of Finance and Operations provides administrative and fiduciary support required to ensure ongoing viability and success of research projects, grants, awards, and contracts. The Coordinator of Finance and Operations provides administrative and fiscal oversight of funds related to grants, contracts, revenue, and operating costs by providing: • fiduciary oversight of GMU expenditures and internal quality controls; • strategic budgetary planning and allocation of funds supporting personnel and operations; • oversight and management of all aspects of grant submissions and contract preparations; • preparation and submission of annual and final reports; • management of all business and research operations; and • supervision of staff and students.
Additionally, the Coordinator of Finance and Operations serves as a member of the GMU Administrative Leadership Team, contributing to strategic planning and the development of policy and annual objectives for the GMU. The person in this position is responsible for the dissemination and operationalization of policy and goals within the GMU.
The Coordinator of Finance and Operations operates in a complex research and development environment, providing direct guidance to all GMU employees (faculty, staff, and students) regarding operations, finance, personnel, and other agency policies. The Coordinator of Finance and Operations has expertise in helping design solutions for complex problems and developing unit-wide procedures that ensure successful outcomes. This position leads or manages projects as required and works with PIs to manage and oversee their projects and activities. The Coordinator of Finance and Operations works independently with minimal supervision and reports to the Director. This position also serves as an extension of the Director, acting as their representative when requested, with authority to represent CEQP as appropriate and to coordinate with other units within the UO and with external partners on behalf of CEQP.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree. • Five years’ experience in fiscal management, personnel procedures, and supervision in a context of higher education.
Professional Competencies • Proficiency with software and technology, including accounting and HR systems, grant submission systems (UO’s and various funding agencies’), word processing and spreadsheets. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in which decisions are made collaboratively. • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and meet timelines during periods of high demand. • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills with proven ability to plan effectively, strategize as a team, prioritize, and manage many tasks at once.
Preferred Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree in business or accounting. • Bilingual (Spanish/English): speaking, reading, writing. • Prior employment in the field of higher education administration. • Working knowledge of university processes such as contracting and purchasing, travel, and payroll.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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