The primary responsibilities of this position are providing leadership, direction, oversight and strategic planning and alignment of the financial planning and fiscal operations of CSI, including operating budget, sponsored programs, endowment, and auxiliary services. Advance the Institute's research infrastructure, providing active support for sponsored program development and execution, including proposal development, award management and research accounting and reporting. Oversee administrative policies and processes for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary activities that must work across external partners and internal academic units, yet be responsive to the UNC System, ECU, and sponsoring agency policies and procedures. Lead strategic planning for business intelligence, with a focus on research administration, providing data and insights that support executive level steering. The Assistant Director of Administration and Research is a standing member of the Institute's Leadership Council. The position also is the staff support for the Board of Directors Finance Committee. This position operates autonomously and serves in place of the Executive Director in their absence. Administration : Oversee budgets and economic development performance targets and metrics. Direct the preparation of annual and multi-year budgets, capital expenditures, grants and contracts, financial business plans and metrics. Evaluate financial viability of initiatives and develop short- and long-term business and funding models. Formulate and advise Dean and Executive Director on policy development and implementation; and design administrative structure to support academic and non-academic activities. Develop executive level reports for CSI Board of Directors, ECU Senior Leadership, etc. and external entities. Identify opportunities for publicizing CSI's work and promote Institute's accomplishments externally by working with Communications and Marketing. Supervise and direct the work of the Research Operations Manager and AVIT Desktop Technician. Works with Institute's Leadership Council and Research Operations Manager to develop and implement space allocation plans as needed to maintain growth effectively and efficiently. Research: Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of national research trends and legislation. Maintain in-depth knowledge of federal and State regulations, including 2 CFR 200, FAR, North Carolina Laws and UNC System policies; and in-depth knowledge of cost accounting and audit standards. Participate in the strategic planning activities of the Institute. Support faculty innovation and growth of new ventures; and strengthen regional alliances. Provide guidance and support for developing and implementing strategic research goals, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary partnerships and growth in proposal submissions and awards. At the direction of the Dean and Executive Director, participate and/or represent CSI on internal, division and university committees. Liaise with the offices of Research, Economic Development and Engagement, and Foundation Relations on all matters concerning sponsored programs. Apply institutional and subject matter knowledge to develop and build relationships with key constituencies and stakeholders, within and outside the Institute. Foster a culture of collaborative research administration for the Institute, developing solutions for pre- and post-award issues in all areas of proposal development, review and submission, award negotiation and acceptance, project management, award administrative and financial management, effort reporting, revenue management, project close-out and audit. Foster a culture of continuous improvement for faculty and staff through professional development and education in research administration best practices and trends. Provide faculty post-award Research administration support, including grant-related personnel hiring and other aspects of personnel on projects, incentives and awards for graduate students (i.e. honorariums or stipends), navigation of the PI portal and other sources for assistance with reconciliations and forecasting of project expenditures. Provide direction and oversight for faculty and staff for the submission of complete, solicitation compliant research proposals. Provide direction and oversight for faculty and staff for the legal and financial administration of awards. Lead strategic planning for business intelligence, with a focus on research administration, providing data and insights that support executive level steering. Develop executive level reports for CSI Board of Directors, ECU Senior Leadership, etc. and external entities.
Position is contingent upon available funding.
Special Instructions To Application:
Position is located at the ECU/Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, NC
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, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Bachelors degree with 5 years of related professional experience.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Wanchese
Position Number: 946886
Organizational Unit Overview:
Founded in 2003 by the University of North Carolina system, it is the mission of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute
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.