Business Manager - Center Business Operations

Job ID 2021-40146
Area of Interest
Location Name
1920 Terry
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Center Business Operations
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


The researchers in the Center for Childhood Health, Behavior, and Development are working with families, communities, schools and healthcare providers to translate research findings into action - 

Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development (


Manage and oversee the administration of sponsored research activities, including pre- and post-award administration for the Research Center. As the primary administrator for the Center, work with the Center Director, Center leadership and faculty, overseeing Center administration (including but not limited to space allocation, capital equipment purchasing, personnel management and core services) and sponsored research administration and management. Oversee Center financial and research compliance responsibilities: monitor and maintain research compliance through pre-award budgeting and application development and preparation, post-award budget forecasting, monthly review of budget status, existing and forecasted expenses, and capital budgets. Collaborate with Research Center Directors, Director of Integrated Business Services and other departments to manage and advise on financial or other management issues. Serve as PI, and their research team, advocate to identify and eliminate roadblocks, and to ensure that research activities are appropriately resourced. Supervise fiscal management and administrative center staff. Regularly collect, analyze, and report Center performance metrics. Utilize lean methodologies to create change and act as a catalyst for improvement in processes, cross-functional team effectiveness, and advancement of the Research Institute RPDS system to achieve defined improvement goals and objectives.


Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business management, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Minimum five years related experience, which must include administrative/management experience, and at least 3 years experience within the grants and contracts arena including pre- and post-award activities in all of the following: National Institute of Health and other federal grants, private foundation grants, and industry contracts.
- Minimum two years supervisory experience.

- Certified Research Administrator or equivalent experience.
- Experience managing a recharge/core in compliance with federal policies.
- At least 2 years experience in leading continuous improvement projects.


In accordance with new Washington law for healthcare workers, Seattle Children’s requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021, or before beginning employment for start dates after October 18th.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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