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IIGB Financial Operations Manager

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Position Information

The position provides executive managerial leadership including administrative, financial, and marketing/communications in support of the Director and affiliated Centers of the multidisciplinary Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB). IIGB and its two affiliated centers [Center for Plant Cell Biology (CEPCEB) and Center for Infectious Disease Vector Research (CIDVR)] provide research and interaction opportunities for faculty for approximately 20 academic departments, three colleges and a medical school and also includes core instrumentation facilities and research labs. The incumbent oversees a support staff. The incumbent aids development, implementation, promotion and reporting of initiatives, and focus areas, to fulfill the vision, priorities and goals for the Institute. The incumbent oversees financial operations and planning, and facilitates and coordinates new funding opportunities and collaborative frameworks on- and off-campus. Responsibilities involve financial and purchasing operations, contract and grant administration; as well as internal control and compliance. Exercise independent judgement in solving day-to-day operational problems and in making recommendations concerning departmental resources, policies, practices and operations. Anticipate operational problems and develop recommendations for review and implementation. The incumbent further promotes the Institute through leadership in marketing, communication, development and strategic outreach activities to ensure an integrated marketing and advocacy program consistent with IIGB's mission and goals in research and education. The budgeted hiring range for this position is $80,000-$92,000. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to complete a writing assessment at the time of interview.

Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required
Advanced degree Preferred


Experience Requirement
6 - 10 years of related experience. Required
Experience and success in collaborating in a complex development program within a major university. Understanding of academic, research and education functions and operation principles of a major research university. Preferred
Demonstrated experience with pre- and post-award phases of contract and grant administration. Experience in allocating financial resources and preparing interdisciplinary grant proposals. Required
Minimum of 1 year of experience writing and preparing grant proposals and budgets Preferred
Minimum of 1 year of experience developing and applying financial and administrative policies and internal controls. Preferred
Experience working in an academic environment and/or in the field of higher education. Preferred
Experience in communication (oral and written), leadership and vision Required
Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred

Minimum Requirements

Skill in reading and understanding complex and/or detailed documents such as proposals, contracts, policies, etc., and guiding the integration of regulations with programmatic needs.
Solid knowledge of the organization's processes, protocols and procedures with a focus on budget, account and fund management and/or personnel management within labor contract(s) and personnel policy.
Solid knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others.
Demonstrated skill in MS Office and Outlook. Extensive experience in creating spreadsheets using Excel with demonstrated knowledge of advanced features. Demonstrated ability to use Adobe and various internet tools.
Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
Solid organizational and customer service skills to effectively manage multiple priorities.
Solid knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
Solid interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising, and counseling to effectively motivate others.
Solid skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify resolution.
Demonstrated skill in preparing oral and written presentations through various media formats.
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Demonstrated experience identifying and analyzing account variances and researching discrepancies.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, communicate and promote ideas, programs and goals. Demonstrated experience in marketing techniques.
Working knowledge of fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques.
Working knowledge of current University of California (UC) policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations.

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