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Job ID: 157089

COACH Operations Manager
Auburn University

Date Posted Apr. 7, 2021
Title COACH Operations Manager
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Associate Dean of Research Admin
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Job Summary
Reporting to the Associate Dean Research, the Director of COACH Operations directs the operations and coordinates financial strategies of the Center for Opioid Research, Education and Outreach (COACH) to support the mission of COACH and the Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP).

Essential Functions
- Develops comprehensive business plans for new initiatives, marketing, forecasting and collaborations. Develops relationships with constituents to advance the research and program in order to achieve the mission of the center. Works with HSOP administrative leadership to develop and deliver key messages through presentations, print and electronic media; coordinates and oversees the development of a range of the website and social media accounts.
- Collaborates with the Department of Proposal Services to prepare and submit funding proposals and serves as their primary point of contact during the review, award and term of the project.
- Initiates, directs, and assists in new outreach programming related to COACH. Develops and coordinates outreach presentation requests, workshops and programming. Works with faculty and staff to plan and host all related events; solicits feedback. Strategizes and implements best practices in the design, development and oversight of programs.
- Develops financial strategies to ensure the operating viability of COACH through analysis of financial data. Prepares and submits financial forms for proposals, grants, and budgeting. Manages the finances so that adequate reserves are available to meet future needs. Provides high level programmatic support by recommending and implementing improvements to programs, procedures, and practices. Provides researchers and administrative leadership with analyses, projections, and trends necessary to keep COACH at the forefront of the industry.
- Responsible for monitoring all funding contracts and ensuring compliance.
- Reviews documentation for compliance with University, HSOP, grantor, legal, cost accounting standards and other guidelines.
- May perform other duties as assigned.

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