Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Job Opportunity: Operations Manager, Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Job Description Summary:          

To work closely with the Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies in all activities, including financial and grant management, office and HR management, preparing annual reports, and maintaining strong connections with pertinent faculty, students, and units.

Minimum Qualifications:              
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 4 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:  

  •  BA preferably in Business, Accounting, Asian Studies, or International Affairs.
  •  Two years in project, program, or financial management.
  •  Experience and familiarity with accounting systems and other financial management tools.
  • Grant management experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel, skills.
  •  Professional experience in a university setting.
  • Superior communication and customer service skills.
  • Experience living or working in Asia and/or knowledge of a modern Asian language.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinates the overall management of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies including finance and personnel oversight. This includes hiring and supervising support staff.
  • Responsible for financial management of the Center to include processing reimbursements, grants, contracts, invoices and assisting the Director with formulation and oversight of budget.
  •  Oversees all aspects of Center grants and sponsored research life cycle. This includes proposal submission, award management, budget tracking, and close-out.
  • Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over 2-4 full-time staff members and approximately 5 part-time student employees. Specifically, the Operations Manager supervises the Center’s full-time Program Coordinator and Program Assistant as well as the Rising Powers Initiative’s Research Manager. Part-time staff supervised includes 3 Staff Assistants, 1 Finance Assistant, and 1 Communications and Events Assistant.
  •  Reviews projects to ensure compliance with federal regulations, Department/School/University guidelines, and sponsor requirements.
  •  Special projects as assigned by the Director.        
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned.

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