Assistant Director for Finance and Administration University of Tennessee College of Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (UT SWORPS)
The Assistant Director for Finance and Administration for the University of Tennessee College of Social Work Office of Research and Public Service (UT SWORPS) will serve as the Assistant Director of an externally-funded office with a budget of more than six million dollars and approximately 55 staff. As the Assistant Director for Finance and Administration, this position is responsible for managing the 25-30 annual contracts that fund the office, drafting proposal budgets and work plans, coordinating the writing of grant proposals, and ensuring that resources are available to meet all project deliverables in a timely manner within budget constraints. Our current work includes a mix of funding from public agencies at the federal, state, and local levels; from departments and centers at the University of Tennessee; and from non-profit agencies and foundations. This position develops grants and contracts and implements outreach and evaluation projects. The position will also oversee human resources functions and supervise program and project managers. The fiscal unit reports to this position.
As a center of the College of Social Work, UT SWORPS serves the community as a resource for helping develop and implement any and all aspects of program development, implementation, evaluation, and research. We seek to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects the diversity of Tennessee and that is inclusive of all regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, region, or veteran status.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The position is responsible for the overall financial and human services management for UT SWORPS including: *working closely with the Director and Business Manager to manage an annual $6 million budget; *providing oversight and strategic direction for 25-30 programs/projects in collaboration with Associate Directors and Program Managers; *negotiating contract scopes of services and budgets with sponsors; *approving grant and contract proposals; *cultivating and maintain relationships with clients to effectively position the office and secure future funding; *reviewing/approving all expenditures; *supervising Business Manager; *identifying funding opportunities, keep abreast of trends in funding; *coordinating grant and contract proposal writing activities; *writing grant proposals; *participating in an executive management team to spearhead office-wide and unit strategic planning efforts; *collaborating with the Director to problem-solve issues and respond to emergent issues that arise with sponsors, contracts, and staff; *ensure all University policy and procedures are followed; *oversee office communications including publications and reporting to stakeholders; and *oversee personnel recruitment, and hiring, training, per University policies.
In addition, the position will have the opportunity to lead and evaluate contracted projects including: *meeting with clients to determine needs and develop project design, *project management, *developing and implementing research and evaluation plans, *determining best strategy/mode for conducting program evaluation, *analyzing and synthesizing data, *producing reports and presenting findings to funders and stakeholders, *acting as a liaison to sponsors, *supervising project managers, and *staying informed of current issues in the community and trends in program evaluation.
Internal Number: 186446
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