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The Program Associate performs a wide variety of complex administrative and financial functions with specialized program support for the Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics, a National Science Foundation funded research center a North Carolina State University and in partnership with other academic institutions and member organizations.
The Program Associate ensures unit compliance with University rules, policies, and procedures as well as deadlines set by internal and external entities including the University, the College of Engineering and the National Science Foundation. The position is the administrative liaison of the unit with other campus units and external clients.
Recurring and significant duties include, but are not limited to:
Financial planning/forecasting; fiscal management of ledger 3, 5 and 6 accounts, which encompasses monitoring, reconciling, approving, and administrating financial activities;
Managing membership agreements and sponsored project accounts;
Initiating and maintaining analytics related to center activities;
Compiling and regularly updating business and technical information related to the unit for internal and external use;
Communicating on behalf of the center, Director, and laboratories to both internal and external clients/offices via email, telephone, website, oral communication and other media;
Planning, publicizing, coordinating, and evaluating center meetings, special events and public relations activities;
Compiling and analyzing data for a variety of reports, grants, contracts and programs;
Write and edit various proposals, reports, publications, speeches, and articles;
Reviewing and continuously improving unit business practices.
These duties require the Program Associate to multi-task efficiently and effectively, work well with students, staff, faculty, and administration, external clients and others, and work independently.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (or similar software)
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
B.S., Associates degree, or equivalent experience
Professional experience managing financial resources and budgets.
Professional experience developing and managing a program/project plan.
Experience working with financial information systems software preferred.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00103893
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