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California Institute of Technology LIGO Lab Grants and Contracts Manager in Richland, Washington

LIGO Laboratory (the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) seeks a highly motivated and skilled LIGO Lab Grants and Contracts Managerto join its team. This position is located in Richland, WA. This position is eligible for a part-time remote work option, subject to institutional review. If approved, the candidate will be expected to be at the Hanford Observatory office at least 50% of the time. LIGO Laboratory is a National Science Foundation major facility dedicated to observing the newly discovered gravitational-wave universe. Jointly operated by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the LIGO Laboratory operates world-leading observatories near Richland, WA, and Baton Rouge, LA as well as R&D centers on the Caltech and MIT campuses. The LIGO Laboratory's mission spans a broad and vibrant array of activities related to gravitational-wave physics and astronomy, including detector operations, R&D toward detector improvements, gravitational-wave astrophysics, observatory operations, and education and public outreach. For more information, please visit the Laboratory website at Job Summary The principal responsibility of the Laboratory's Business Manager is to serve the LIGO Directorate, consisting of the Executive Director, Associate Deputy Directors, and the Chief Operations Officer, who are responsible for the overall management of the LIGO Laboratory. The Business Manager would be responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operation of the Laboratory's grants management, reporting and procurement. This position would be the principal business interface between the Laboratory, the California Institute of Technology business systems, and the National Science Foundation. These services and interfaces include but are not limited to procurement, contract administration, budget development, tracking and reporting, document management, financial reporting and report and proposal preparation. Responsible for preparing budgets and presenting monthly financial analyses of LIGO Operations and other costs. Serve as a coordinator, along with the COO, for any new proposals submitted by LIGO Laboratory through Caltech to the NSF (National Science Foundation) and other funding agencies. The Business Manager's role requires close communication with, and providing advice and support to, the Laboratory's senior management, who are in turn responsible for the individual elements of the overall operations budget. It is also the responsibility of the Business Manager to ensure compliance with NSF requirements, perform other analyses as required by the LIGO Directorate to respond to NSF requests and to support NSF or other reviews of LIGO. The Business Manager's role is highly service-oriented, requiring close communication with and providing support to the Laboratory's senior management who are in turn responsible for individual elements of the overall operations budget. This position is located in Richland, Washington, at the LIGO Hanford Observatory. This position is eligible for a remote work option, subject to institutional review. Essential Job Duties Manages various aspects of LIGO Laboratory operations business functions. This includes providing direction and guidance to support staff directly or through subordinate managers, ensuring compliance with Caltech and funding agency policies, developing, and implementing business processes used by LIGO. Works closely with the LIGO Directorate to develop long-range strategic plans and to define and develop annual operating budgets for LIGO Laboratory; helps to assess staffing needs and other resource allocations; performs cost analyses and projections, etc. Works closely with the LIGO financial analyst in tracking and monitoring all accounts to insure accurate and appropriate transactions; provides input as needed to program grant p