Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator for the National Institutes of Mental Health funded P50 Conte Center award the Director of Operations has administrative and fiduciary responsibility for the Program that supports 1 of 14 nationally recognized Conte Centers consisting of a budget of ~$3,000,000 per year funded across 4 Departments and three Schools within UCI and 3 external subcontract Universities. The incumbent is responsible for the planning, organizing, allocating and controlling the human, space, and financial resources available to achieve the goals of the Center. Duties include assisting the P.I. with financial management of all related funds, reporting to the funding agency, operation and administration of the research and educational activities of the Center involving academic and trainee and staff, procurement and management of space, and technical and administrative information systems planning. The Director of Operations acts as the liaison with all involved Department entities, SOM Dean's Office, the Office of Research Administration, appropriate campus personnel, other universities and external agencies, and assists the PI with activities related to accomplishing the mission of the Center.
Thorough understanding of Contracts and Grants administration encompassing pre-, post and close of award
Analyze, plan and control multi-million dollar budgets while ensuring proper management of other fund sources
Extensive knowledge and experience in cost accounting and analysis of sources and uses of funds Thorough knowledge of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-21, A-133 and granting agency requirements
Skills to manage complex research grants, contracts & sub-contracts, appropriate reporting to required entities
Thorough knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
Knowledge of Payroll Certification Reports and their proper completion
Demonstrated ability in resolving complex issues independently and in a timely manner
Ability to evaluate and analyze complex program requirements; make and implement recommendations with measurable goals
Working knowledge and experience with computerized information systems and personnel computing applications such as Kuali, PPS, People Soft
UCI Research Administration Management Program (RAMP) certification
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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