University of Vermont

Human Resource Services and Operations

Research Center Administrator

Research Center Administrator—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Research Professional
Job Code: 3271
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard may be part of one or more career progressions.

Job Overview

Administer, oversee, and provide leadership in facilitating multiple research studies for a college/school within the University.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Administer, oversee, and provide leadership in facilitating multiple research studies for a college/school within the University; use judgment in prioritizing workflow, selecting methods and applying operational processes; design and implement short- to long-term goals with general guidance; develop operational, management, and financial processes and strategies; evaluate and make recommendations related to processes, procedures, and policies to ensure compliance with University standards and regulatory guidelines.

Administer budgeting processes and account management; develop and ensure consistent tracking and accounting processes; negotiate and develop contracts/budgets and approve expenditures; establish and document systems criteria; develop and provide high-level briefings and administrative and management reports; compose internal and external communications.

Provide information, consultation, and direction; respond to and address complex inquiries ensuring compliance with area guidelines; collaborate with and serve as a liaison with internal and external constituents; interpret and communicate area, procedural, and process information; research, negotiate, and resolve complex issues, opportunities, and outcomes; initiate and promote outreach and marketing activities to broaden community interest and participation.

Manage specialized training and operational activities; monitor and analyze communications, programs, or services to ensure consistency with mission and goals, organizational quality, effectiveness, and integrity based on a thorough knowledge and understanding of University policies and procedures.

Provide administrative supervision to University staff and may functionally supervise designated affiliates.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Master's degree in specialized field and four to six years' related experience required.

Last modified June 14 2013 09:08 AM