1) Works with Executive Director and research staff to build and update project- and organization-level budgets and financial projections.
2) Reviews financial reports for consistency and accuracy. Flags potential errors to be investigated and corrected. Prepares and submits account corrections as necessary.
3) Prepares and submits financial transactions through the university systems.
4) Ensure that employee expenses are accurate and in compliance with University policy.
5) Supports Executive Director, Scientific Director and project staff with proposal development and submission by understanding sponsor submission guidelines and preparing supporting documents.
6) Manages all sub-award agreements including set-up and payment/execution.
7) Works with SAA to prepare budget summaries as required for sponsored project reports.
8) Prepares closing memos and works with SAA to ensure that research accounts are terminated in good standing.
9) Assist in office and project-related invoice processing and supply purchases.
10) Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures.
1) Must be able to deal effectively with a diverse workforce in a complex research environment.
2) Must have exceptional organizational skills, with previous project management experience.Â
3) Must be a resourceful problem-solver and critical thinker, be proactive in leveraging opportunities and anticipating and averting problems.Â
4) Must have exceptional oral and written communication skills.
5) Must be able to build relationships with project teams, central support staff, and funders to best support project outcomes.
1) Bachelor's degree
2) Bachelor's degree in business or a related field
1) A minimum of two years of experience in operations, finance, or related field
2) Experience in higher education
3) Experience learning new financial systems
4) Demonstrated interest in public policy, racial equity and or social justice.
1) Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.
2) Cover Letter
3)Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
Internal Number: JR07779
About University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.