GRANT AND FINANCE MANAGER
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: January 25, 2023
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Epidemiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Grant and Finance
Manager. NACC facilitates collaborative research among
approximately 37 Alzheimer's Dementia Research Centers (ADRCs)
funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and is in its
fifth 5-year funding cycle with a budget of approximately $36M.
NACC maintains a database of clinical and neuropathological data
collected from the ARDCs and also funds and oversees
investigator-initiated collaborative research projects among ARDC
investigators. These projects define and collect data specific for
their research needs. In addition, NACC provides data management
and statistical consulting/analysis for investigator-initiated
collaborative R01s which are independently funded by the NIA. This
position is integral to the success of NACC, and it is vital that
the person occupying this position possesses the ability to work
with investigators and other personnel from diverse backgrounds and
The Manager of Program Operations, working title: Grants and
Finance Manager (GFM), will report directly to the Program Director
and support NACC's important mission by serving as the lead for the
Grants and Finance team. The mission of NACC is to facilitate and
advance Alzheimer's research by maximizing productive and impactful
utilization of its Alzheimer's data resources and expertise. NACC
coordinates and maintains a massive and complex Alzheimer's disease
standardized clinical and neuropathological research data collected
from approximately NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers
(ADRCs) across the United States. NACC was recently awarded an
additional $36M to expand its data coordination, computing, and
research activities and facilitation over the next 5 years.
The GFM will provide a crucial link between the technical and
finance functions across NACC and must possess a strong grants and
financial management background with knowledge of NIH grant
submission and management. Strong communication and interpersonal
skills are also essential, as the person in this position will work
collaboratively with all NACC working groups, National Institute on
Aging sponsors, and national collaborators in the Alzheimer's
Disease Research Center consortium. The GSM's ability to develop
strong relationships with a broad base of administrative leads and
collaborators will play an important role in delivering on NACC's
mission. The GSM will directly supervise the two other members of
the Grants and Finance team at NACC and should have a good
understanding of HR processes and staff supervision and
This position will lead the Grants and Finance team at NACC, that
addresses all financial related activities at NACC, including grant
related budgeting management, compliance issues, and administrative
functions that involve financial processes or budgetary issues.
--- Administer the budgetary affairs of NACC, including financial
planning, monitoring, and
forecasting: prepare cost estimates and projections of current and
future needs and recommend appropriate action; analyze effects of
proposed actions; audit and approve expenditures, requisitions,
vouchers, payroll and personnel changes for accuracy and compliance
with policies and procedures; analyze problem areas and recommend
or take corrective action; provide monthly and annual budget
reports and projections, detailing income and expenditures;
collaborate with and
provide guidance to NACC leadership in managing sponsored research
--- Coordinate grant proposal and renewal preparation for new and
continuing grants and contracts on behalf of the unit, including
ensuring compliance with University and granting agency policies
and procedures; review for proper completion of all grant-related
forms, oversee and ensure the timely preparation, review and
submission of proposals.
--- Provide general direction in the areas of human subjects
coordination, and maintain records of all interaction with the UW
Human Subjects Division/Institutional Review Board in that regard;
manage licensing and copyrights, and record retention and
interactions with UW offices such as Co-Motion and the UW Assistant
Attorney General's office.
With input from the Program Director, develop and implement a grant
tracking system to ensure the timely and correct execution of all
--- Monitor completion of grants milestones and report issues
encountered to the Program Director.
Resolve external issues/problems related to grants administration
in a timely manner.
--- Ensure the accurate tracking and recording of project
expenditures and financial reports.
--- Guide and assist NACC staff in preparing, revising, and
monitoring budgets for ongoing activities.
--- Manage the financial operations and financial reporting of
projects, providing guidance and technical assistance to financial
--- Direct NACC's grants and finance team: develop and implement
effective and efficient administrative procedures and supervise a
Program Operations Specialist and Program Coordinator.
--- Develop and administer NACC activities for coordination of
communication between Core Leaders, Directors and Administrators of
the NIA Alzheimer's Disease Centers program, including
approximately 37 centers in conformance with NIA needs and
direction for monitoring Core Leaders committees as well as
Clinical Task Force and NACC Steering Committees, and other
communications as NIA shall require. Participate in the development
of long-range strategic planning and priorities for NACC.
--- Manage use of NACC's rented space, including space and
equipment analyses and facilities modification; allocate office
space in accordance. Serve as primary contact for the unit with the
UW grants and finance related resources and offices.
--- Real Estate Office and Building Management; approve leases and
Execute and manage computing hardware, software, and other research
--- Supervise a Program Operations Specialist and Program
Other duties as assigned.
--- The GFM will be responsible for leading all grants and finance
operations at NACC, as well as
coordinating administrative support for the NACC leadership and
--- Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Business-related or
biomedical/science field AND five years of increasingly responsible
administrative experience, in a University research setting through
federal funding mechanisms.
--- Interest and/or experience in research in Alzheimer's disease
and related dementias, or allied biomedical public health area.
Excellent written/oral communication and interpersonal skills.
--- Experience managing federally funded research with significant
experience managing NIH grants. Experience with the preparation and
submission of grant proposals to federal agencies.
--- Proficient with Microsoft Office tools and budget tracking
systems using Excel.
--- Extensive experience managing multiple projects and budgets
simultaneously. Proven ability to lead a team and work
collaboratively, ability to identify priorities and make critical
decisions. Strong track record of effective supervision.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
--- Experience working within the University of Washington research
system and familiarity with OSP
as well as experience with cost centers.
--- Master's Degree in related field
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will not be considered for this position until all required
assessments have been completed. REQUIREMENTS: As a UW employee,
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current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law .
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