The Administrative Center Director position has overall responsibility for planning, leading, organizing and directing the administrative and business affairs of four basic science departments in the Medical School - Microbiology & Immunology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Integrative Biology and Physiology (MNPI). The Administrative Center Director will coordinate and provide expertise in strategic and business planning, financial management, program development, human resources, and operational management to the assigned group of departments. The Administrative Center Director is expected to function independently in directing the work of the administrative staff, anticipate and resolve problems, lead the decision-making process, provide consistent leadership, and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships with staff, faculty members, department heads, and other administrative center directors. The Administrative Center Director must have the ability to communicate and interact effectively across multiple reporting relationships and to collaborate with other administrative center directors and managers in the identification and development of best practices and standardized policies and processes. Activities will demand awareness of national and local trends, policies, and issues impacting the assigned departments. Specific duties will be related to the management of the departments' operational, business, and financial activities.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for overall planning, leading, organizing and directing the administrative and business affairs the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Integrative Biology and Physiology (MNPI).
Provide leadership, organization and direction in development of the Center's administrative goals and objectives.
Provide leadership and expertise in operational management of departments in Center.
Oversee department budgets, graduate program budgets and funding, review department financial positions throughout the year and manage any issues that arise.
Oversee and assist in the annual budget process for departments in partnership with Heads, Finance Manager and Department Administrators.
Oversee allocations of funding and cost pools.
Monitor ISO finances and processes.
Research and prepare financial and other reports on an ad hoc basis for Heads.
Participate in planning, coordinate research and information for specific projects such as new initiatives, reports, or requests from Heads or Dean's office.
Oversee grant preaward processes, facilitate IP, royalties, research agreements and service agreements.
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