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Program Administrative Specialist

Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC)

Vacancy Number 300800

Position Type: Regular, full-time non-exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 11/28/17     Closes: 12/08/17

Salary: $44,200- $46,800

We look forward to receiving your required electronic application with a cover letter and resume attached and to learning about your interest in and qualifications for our Program Administrative Specialist.  Our new colleague will:

Manage the daily administrative, business, reception, and financial operations of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC), a research, service, and teaching unit within the University of Baltimore School of Law, and monitor and oversee the maintenance/operation of CFCC’s space within the Angelos Law Center.  

Manage CFCC’s grant finances: Prepare quarterly and annual budget reports for multiple federal, state, and private funders.  Work with the School of Law Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, the Director of Sponsored Research, and the UB Foundation Chief Financial Officer to ensure that all budget requirements are addressed.  Advise CFCC Director of budget requirements and issues, including interpretation of data and program needs.  Prepare invoices for fixed-price contracts.  

Monitor all CFCC departmental and grant encumbrances and expenditures: Determine and, when appropriate, provide authorization for all CFCC expenditures.  Develop record-keeping systems and maintain accurate accounting records for CFCC’s encumbrances and expenditures.  Maintain an individual budget tracking system to facilitate all funded CFCC projects and provide an accounting of all projects’ expenses and balances.  Prepare all interdepartmental billings; prepare purchase requisitions; monitor approval and receipt of shipments; authorize and prepare payment of invoices, special check requests, and expense account reimbursements; and manage use of the State Procurement Purchasing card.  

Manage contracts, timesheets, and payroll for all of CFCC’s consultants: Coordinate CFCC’s contingent contracts with Human Resources, Sponsored Research, and the Comptroller.  

Oversee CFCC’s Administration: Assist CFCC Director in the creation, implementation, and revision of office policies regarding the operation of CFCC.  Arrange all travel for CFCC Director and Senior Fellow, prepare T number requests, and complete reimbursement forms.  Assist CFCC Senior Fellow in the administration of funded initiatives.  

Act as the primary contact between CFCC and University departments, including, among others, the Provost’s Office, the UB Foundation, the School of Law administrative staff, Human Resources, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Auxiliary Services, Technology Services, and Public Safety.  

Coordinate CFCC trainings, workshops, and symposia in partnership with local, state, and national organizations.  Responsibilities include room reservations, preparing correspondence, tracking RSVPs, preparing name tags, coordinating parking arrangements, organizing materials, overseeing the registration table, and coordinating with vendors.   Govern the administrative operation of the CFCC Student Fellows Program, an academic course for law students, and provide clerical and administrative support for CFCC Director’s academic responsibilities within the School of Law, including law school class work, scholarship, faculty committee responsibilities, and presentations.

Assists with CFCC’s website, social media, and digital outreach, including updating and maintaining CFCC’s website, writing for the web, working with university tech and marketing personnel, updating CFCC’s Facebook, maintaining Professor Babb’s faculty and TWEN pages, assisting with the production of e-newsletters, and assisting with CFCC’s blog.  Assists with the website of the Post-J.D. Certificate in Family Law, including updating the website.

Required Education and Experience: Baccalaureate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or other related field contributing to performance success.  At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative support and/or bookkeeping.  Experience with complex budgets and grant reporting requirements is essential.  Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs. Experience managing financial transactions. Record-keeping and filing experience.

Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in an academic environment.  Web/social media skills.  Experience with PeopleSoft, content management systems.  Experience with event coordination.  Experience in a law environment.  Experience with grants.

Additional requirements:  Strong attention to detail.  Ability to plan and organize effectively.  Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and administrators.  Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.  Strong written and oral communication skills.  Ability to problem solve.  Ability to work independently and in potentially stressful situations.  Ability to work with confidential information.  Ability to follow instructions, work with minimal supervision, and manage and complete multiple tasks.  Ability to navigate the University’s operational systems.  Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs.  Ability to manage complex budgets and grant reporting requirements.

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Last Published 10/2/15