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POST DATE 8/13/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08289
AJE Ref #
575874157
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Masters Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

The Executive Director of the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) takes a lead role in developing strategic and tactical plans to build UK s CTSA Hub with expertise, services and infrastructure that transform the conduct of clinical and translational research.

This position oversees administration, finance and operations of the Center to optimize efficient management of CCTS funding, personnel and activities. This position serves as chief of staff to support CCTS director and associate directors and to direct special initiatives. This position has significant responsibility for the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), overseeing grants management for this award, interfacing with NCATS personnel, and taking a lead role in implementation of CTSA Consortium initiatives. This position also serves as a representative of the CCTS within the University, locally, regionally and at national meetings.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Leadership: Demonstrated competence in directing a complex unit, including operations, personnel and project management.
* Ability to develop and implement effective policies and persuade others through leadership best practices.
* Ability to anticipate and solve complex problems and implement effective data-driven solutions.
* Ability to effectively prioritize assignments and projects, allocate resources, and execute/ monitor tasks to completion in a high-pressure environment.
* Ability to identify and build networks or relationships to achieve goals.

Financial Management:
* Knowledge of financial processes, including budget development and analysis, cost-benefit analysis, trade-offs, financial reporting.
* Ability to manage multiple funding sources and types of funding to maximize resource utilization.
* Facility with enterprise software (SAP) and other financial reporting software.

Grants Management:
* Knowledge of NIH, federal, state and university regulations related to management of extramural awards.
* Ability to implement and manage grant programs, including budgets, personnel, programs, partnerships.
* Ability to develop positive working relationships with grant sponsors to address questions, propose changes, troubleshoot problems.

Personnel Management: Excellent interpersonal skills.
* Ability to effectively recruit, select, train, manage, and evaluate individuals.
* Demonstrated ability to develop others through coaching, mentoring, motivating and supervising.
* Ability to foster creativity and innovation to advance Center mission and programs.

Planning and Change Management:
* Ability to solicit and quickly analyze ideas from multiple organizational levels to effectively and accurately exchange information and apply new knowledge.
* Ability to organize data-driven strategic planning process to align infrastructure and resource utilization with programmatic needs.
* Ability to proactively implement changes in policy or procedures.

Communications: Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to effectively exchange information verbally in meetings, presentations, one-on-one.
* Advanced ability to draft/edit reports, grants, and internal/external communication.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
Yes

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

MBA or PhD preferred.

DEADLINE TO APPLY
09/14/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.