Seattle Childrens Research Institute, Center Business Office Manager (hybrid)


The Center Business Manager (CBM) for the Center for Child Health Behavior and Development (CCHBD) oversees the Center’s administration of sponsored research activities and operational support activities to support the Center’s researchers and their research. The Center is part of Seattle Children's Research Institite and includes approximately 135 faculty and principal investigators from the University of Washington faculty and Seattle Childrens Hospital as well as their research teams. As the primary administrator for the Center, the CBM works with the faculty Center Director, the Center Business Office (CBO) leadership, faculty members and CBO staff to support Center research.

In addition to research pre- and post- award oversight, the role includes oversight of the CCHBD operations budgets and the management of variety of operations support functions to facilitate research including purchasing, space allocation, personnel management and core services used by researchers.  

The CBM oversees Center financial and research compliance responsibilities to 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. The CBM collaborates with Research Center Directors, Central Business Office colleagues, Directors of Center Support Services, and other departments at Seattle Childrens to manage and advise on financial and other administrative or operational work. The CBM works to identify and eliminate roadblocks, and to ensure that research activities are appropriately resourced. The CBM supervises a team of currently 12 CBO personnel including but not limited to Grant and Contract Administrators and administrative center staff. The CBO regularly collects, analyzes, and reports Center performance metrics and utilizes lean methodologies to create change and act as a catalyst for improvement in processes and cross-functional team effectiveness. The CBO participates in operationalizing change and improvements as we seek to achieve annual strategic goals.


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Seattle Childrens
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Background Information

4-Year Degree
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  • College/University
  • Hospital
  • Business Manager
  • Grants and Contracts
  • Research Administrator/Manager
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U.S. Citizen
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  • Full Time