Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for overall operations, and asset management for the Denver Research Institute, a 501(c)(3)non-profit private research and education corporation associated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, located in Denver, Colorado. Annual funding has reached over $2.5 million for 2011, and growing. Sources of funding include Federal, State, industry, and private.
A strong financial background is required and candidate should have working knowledge of 2 CFR 215; 2 CFR 230; OMB Circular A-133 and associated compliance supplements; DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations – Part 32; and clinical trial agreements or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs).
Oversees all financial functions including those necessary for accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset and property management, and payroll.
Manages all aspects of human resource management for 30 or more employees including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, applying board-approved employee policies and benefits in accordance with federal and state requirements.
Responsible for grants and contracts management including negotiating research agreement terms, coordinates with legal advisors to finalize agreement terms; maintains documentation to ensure fulfillment of agreement terms including receipt and expenditure of funds.
Assists in the development of current and long-term organizational goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures for DRI operations. Establishes plans to achieve goals set by the Board of Directors.
Analyzes and evaluates vendor services, particularly for insurance, employee benefits and management of DRI funds.