In Rhode Island and around the globe, the Coastal Resources Center (CRC) at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island catalyzes the aspirations of coastal communities to help them become more effective stewards of their marine resources—food, people, and place. To implement best practices, craft sound policy, and promote equitable governance, an interdisciplinary CRC team partners with stakeholders to apply science and promote innovation. We empower these communities by facilitating collaboration, advancing knowledge, building capacity, and providing management tools.
CRC’s work is focused on:
TITLE: Coordinator, International Field Projects
DIVISION: Academic Affairs (Graduate School of Oceanography) REPORTS TO: Asst. Director & Principal Investigators at CRC/GSO
SUPERVISES: May supervise support staff and students as assigned
As part of the Coastal Resources Center(CRC), to assist Principal Investigators, directors and technical staff in support of major USAID-funded, private foundation-funded, and/or other bi-lateral donor-funded research and development projects.
Responsible for coordinating the administrative, financial and support services for projects at the Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) at the scale of multi-institutional, multi-million dollar efforts. Manage assigned business and fiscal operations. Serve as fiscal and administrative liaison to USAID. Responsible for systems to track expenses and projected cash flows relative to annual work plan budgets. Coordinate the administrative and finance aspects for partner sub awards and personal service contracts. Oversee support services provided to graduate students, trainees and visitors funded under the grant. Provides oversight and supervision of project in-country finance and administrative managers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers, printers, and word processing, database management, and online project collaboration systems, and spreadsheet software. QuickBooks Enterprise preferred.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of business management experience required, preferably in a research setting at a university, college, or government agency.
The following are required:
Previous experience in budget preparation, personnel management, and income and expense analysis; experience managing federal research grants and contracts; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, web-based reporting, word processing and electronic mail systems; ability to prepare and deliver oral and written reports; ability to handle details accurately and to plan, communicate, and carry out large financial projects, undertake new initiatives, and work in a fast-paced, complex environment; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; strong interpersonal skills. Experience with cooperative agreement guidelines and procedures including US Uniform Guidance. Demonstrated organizational skills.
The following are preferred:
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
**Only online applications will be considered.**
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This search is an open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by April 11, 2018. Second consideration may be given to applications received by April 25, 2018. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (April 25, 2018) may not be given full consideration.