University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, US
Closing date
May 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Req #: 202861


Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 03/10/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Shift: First Shift

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the School of Public Health, is seeking a Manager to join a large interdisciplinary team focused on children's health and environmental factors. The Manager will work with faculty in public health, epidemiology, pediatrics, health care systems and other fields to explore the impact of the environment on children's health from pre-natal growth to adulthood. The pediatric and environmental health activities include: national and international research partnering with diverse communities; services to support families and health care providers; and higher education training opportunities for health care providers. This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of a dynamic and innovative team with more than 30 UW researchers and 45 collaborators to explore the facets of public health applied to children's health, and to have an impact in shaping the strategic management across multiple activities.

The Manager will join the leadership team to design and implement business strategies associated with the multiple funding sources and oversee the day-to-day administrative, business, and financial operations, including budget management, coordination of activities, and procurement and purchasing authorizations. The combination of all the activities reflects about $8,500,000 in external funding.

This position is 85% to 100% FTE with flexibility provided based on the Manager's interest and experience participating at a more in-depth level on special projects and implementation of the research, service and training.
The current projects include:
• NIH-sponsored Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program investigating how exposures to environmental factors influence the health of children and adolescents. This is a seven year study involving about 3000 mother and child pairs with multiple partners across the nation and a budget of over $7,500,000 per year;
• Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, a national network of academically based specialists dedicated to providing outreach, education, and consultation to clinicians, public health professionals, policy-makers, and the public on environmental factors that influence children's health;
• Early career development of clinician scholars in the area of pediatric and reproductive environmental health; and
• NIH-sponsored pregnancy cohort study in Kenya which investigates early life air pollution exposures in periurban Nairobi and child neurodevelopmental health.

The Manager's specific responsibilities include:

Program Operations:
• Participate as a member of the leadership team contributing expertise in the operations and fiscal components across projects as well as the department, UW and sponsor compliance requirements. Contribute to the development of new projects, on-going management across all funded projects, and closing out concluded activities.
• Manage multiple project planning and timelines to help ensure deliverables and compliance in conjunction with sponsor reporting requirements and deadlines.
• Directly supervise a research coordinator to oversee various project coordination tasks.
• Contribute to the management of operational logistics including large interdisciplinary meetings and staff tasked with material development and dissemination and follow-up.

Financial Management
• Manage financial planning across the projects with diverse funding sources and requirements. Contribute to the strategic planning advising on spending; provide guidance regarding project activities, funding sources, sponsor requirements and various compliance issues; generate cost estimates and projections advising on appropriate action; and serve as delegated authority to establish contracts, approve purchases and consultant fees.
• Serve as a member of the leadership team to develop and submit grant and contracts. Manage the multiple aspects of the submissions aligned with the proposal requirements (budget development, supporting documents, submission details, etc.). Manage the post-award activities including timelines, progress reports, and other sponsor requirements. Liaison with central UW grant offices regarding new and on-going project management.
• Manage payroll and compensation for the team including costing allocations and adjustments; salary cap monitoring; faculty effort certifications and grant personnel certifications; liaison with other department payroll staff regarding salary budget sources.

Special Project Assignments or Budget Management Support of Other Faculty

• Participate in project-based activities, based on interest/expertise. This could include coordination of community outreach and engagement activities, development of materials describing research methods and findings for study participants, management of databases for tracking internal proposals and manuscripts, and/or workshop planning.
• Applicants interested in a fiscal management focused opportunity may contribute up to 15% to support of the fiscal management operations for other faculty in the department.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


• Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Business, or related field with two to three years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in an academic, non-profit, or related research institution.
• Experience managing research and the preparation and submission of grant proposals.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office tools and budget tracking systems using Excel.
• Demonstrated experience developing and using technical solutions to solve problems and enhance efficiencies.
• Experience managing multiple projects and budgets.
• Proven ability to lead a team and work collaboratively, ability to identify priorities and make critical decisions.
• Strong track record of effective oversight of other positions; ability and desire to support individual professional development opportunities and to promote cross-training. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Understanding of the support requirements of a research environment and the desire and ability to carry them out

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Master degree in Public Administration, Public Health, Business, Finance. Experience in higher education and research settings. Experience with UW systems including SAGE, Financial Desktop, ARIBA and other procurement systems

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


This position is 85% to 100% FTE with flexibility provided based on the Manager's interest and experience participating at a more in-depth level on special projects and implementation of the research, service and training.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .
Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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