As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department within the School of Medicine with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 200 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department's highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department's robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a Grants & Contracts Manager positions.Position Purpose:Strategic oversight and administration of grant and contract portfolio of up to $20 million for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesThe position is responsible for managing complex compliance to policies unique to the School of Medicine and to each specific funding sponsor. With a portfolio of 20+ faculty members, this position serves valuable roles including faculty effort certification, liaison with the UW office of sponsored projects and the primary interface to outside funders. Responsibilities:Under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Research Operations, the grant and contract manager exercises independent judgement and has delegated decision making authority regarding the management of sponsored grants and/or contract budgets. The position is responsible for providing post-award administration and reporting for more than 20 faculty members within the Department who are located across multiple on-campus and off-campus sites.Design, develop, evaluate and interpret financial information systems and budget/fiscal policies and procedures for management and operations staff. Perform complex technical fiscal analysis and financial reporting including planning, projecting, interpreting and review of a fiscal operation involving an overlap or combination of disciplines to achieve the strategic goals of the organization; act in an advisory capacity for senior management, including the Associate Director for Research, Grants and Contracts Administrator and Principal Investigators, in support of the strategic goals of the department; perform complex post-award research administration technical fiscal analyses and financial reporting including planning, interpreting, reviewing and making recommendations regarding budget/fiscal operations. The position has signature approval authority for costing allocations, purchasing, budget allocation, and other financial transactions.55% Sponsored Projects Financial Management - Post Award Administration (Budgeting, Analysis, Reporting and Reconciliation)Independently establish procedures and methods for developing and monitoring budgets and fiscal functions, and for collecting, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating budget information for grants, contracts, state funds, gift funds and/or program funds. Responsible for major budget functions such as position control or allocation control; or for evaluating financial alternatives and recommending appropriate action; establishing and maintaining comprehensive fiscal record keeping systems; and recommending or implementing changes to fiscal information systems which have department-wide impact.Management of grant and contract budgets from set-up to close-out.Develop budgets for goods and services agreements, clinical contractsProvide guidance on developing budgets for grantsProvide budget management services to multiple sites within the department that have differing financial needs and sponsor requirements. Work requires the ability to determine needs of each individual unit and tailor the financial services to address each unit's unique situation.Based on faculty preferences, schedule and meet regularly to review and discuss reportsEvaluate unit programs through comparison of actual performance with budgeted/planned objectives; research and determine causative factors in expenditure trends; formulate and recommend corrective actionProvide budget projections and forecast trends tailored to the needs of the PI and address financial concerns.Serve as an advisor to faculty and staff on allowable costs on budgets from multiple sources; interpret existing budget policies for staff and other administrative personnel.Serve as primary liaison with OSP, GCA and other central University of Washington entities to ensure all reporting and documentation deadlines are metServe as a liaison between the PI and other departments to identify concerns and resolve issues in a proactive mannerConsult with funding agencies regarding budget/fiscal matters and to resolve problems and/or obtain approval for deviation from authorized procedures or expenditures; advise and assist unit staff regarding budgetary policies and proceduresServes as fiscal authority or delegated authority per PI requestMonitor and manage various fiscal functions related to budgets including set-up and monitoring of costing allocations, tracking deliverables, and creating invoicesTrack faculty effort and salary cap cost share related to specific sponsor limitations.Reconcile budgets in MyFD and insure PI reviews/approves within 45 day compliance deadline.Work proactively with Faculty and designated staff to ensure timelines for budget transfers are known and completed in time for monthly reconciliation and reporting efforts.Provide assistance to PI and project/lab manager with RPPR and/or other sponsor progress and financial reporting, OSP concurrence letters, effort reduction communications, carry forward requests, food approval, no-cost extensions (NCE), etc.Maintain project continuity by working directly with the Pre-Award Team to obtain advance budgets or budget extensions, as allowable. Work to resolve problems and assist faculty to obtain approvals.Monitor expiring budgets and payroll distributionsIndependently resolve problems related to financial transactions.Perform related duties as required.20% Compliance:Monitor budgets for compliance with regards to sponsor requirements.20% Financial support for Operating, planning/ pre-award and strategic support:Work directly with PIs, SOM and AG Office in support of clinical or goods and services contract. Supports budgeting, scope of work and planning.Serves as resources to department HR when hiring staff and faculty on good and services budgets for new positionsPerforms ad-hoc financial analysis and pro-formas at request of PI or division leadershipPartners with center/ division leadership to support budgeting and spending plan for operating funds5% Other Duties as Assigned:Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Finance, accounting, business or related field of studyTwo to three years of related budget/fiscal experience to include administration of departmental financial processes and systems, or equivalent combination of education/experience. Relevant on-line application experience required.Familiarity with UW financial and HR systems including SAGE, MyFD, ARIBA, GrantTracker, and WorkdayExcellent office computer skills to include MS Word, Excel, and willingness to learn other applications/programs as necessaryEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired Requirements:Flexible in the face of changing priorities.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Proven accuracy and attention to detail.Self-motivated and able to work independently, as well as collaborativelyKnowledge of UW policies, regulations, and institutional/state accounting and/or budget proceduresPre-Award knowledge and experienceIn depth knowledge of compliance requirements for a variety of funding sources including grants and contractsApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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