Company Values:

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is the largest consortium devoted to North American Manufacturing in the world. Established in 1986 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan – the 501(c)3 non-profit administers federal grants, industry consortiums and large programs on behalf of the U.S. Government. Additionally, NCMS uses its proven collaboration model to bring innovations out of the research phase and into implementation through its cross-sector, multi-partner project teams.

With branches in both Bremerton, WA and Washington, DC, NCMS is seen as the leader in collaboration, consortiums and contract administration. Historically we have managed over 300 federal awards with various Government agencies including the DoD, EPA, DoC/EDA, DOE, NSF and DOT which total over $650M. Through these awards, NCMS has executed over 1,000 contracts with collaborating industry participants. NCMS employees excel in their disciplines of accounting, contracting, project management, information technology, web and graphic design, and membership administration. Through the broad range of technology areas, government and industry partners, and member companies, NCMS employees have opportunities to grow in an exciting economic sector and be on the cutting edge of technology advancements. Eligible employees are afforded a comprehensive, market competitive total compensation package including:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Long Term Care, 403(b) Plan with Roth options, Vacation, Sick Time, and Free Parking!

Find open positions below and see if NCMS might be a fit for you!


Job Purpose:

The Accountant is responsible for specific A/R and A/P entry and tracking, file management and digitization, and excellent customer service and issue escalation/resolution.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process accounts receivable cash receipts.
  • Receive and reconcile tenant payments and accounts.
  • Process accounts payable for subsidiary invoicing.
  • Timely and accurate reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Work with accounting team to complete monthly reconciliation and reports.
  • Maintain FFATA and other assigned reporting including compliance reporting.
  • Audit contract invoices to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Manage and continuously improve NCMS’ financial filing systems including digitization of files.
  • Perform submission compliance auditing and issue resolution.
  • Assist with employee expense reports.
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit schedules and special reports as requested by staff.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and 1-3 years working in the field.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting principles, A/P, A/R, and data management.
  • Customer service experience in servicing both external and internal customers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in detail orientation with a focus on reconciliation and complete accuracy.
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills and familiarity with accounting software.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge of non-profit costing principles found under the Uniform Grant Guidance CFR Part 200.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and funding regulations.

 Reports to: Vice President, Financial Operations                                                      Travel:  Minimal

Employment Classification: Exempt Full Time

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Project Administrator

Job Purpose:

The Project Administrator is responsible for supporting diverse projects and other activities while maintaining exceptional customer service and organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and assist in the creation of content for internal and external facing communications, particularly website copy.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as needed.
  • Identify customer needs and collaborate with internal NCMS departments to satisfy those needs.
  • Maintain project information and data centers.
  • Presentation preparation, and data collection.
  • Assist in the documentation and improvement of procedures.
  • Event coordination and meeting support including virtual meetings.
  • Preparation and distribution of project meeting notes.
  • Assist in proposal preparation which may include content creation, editing, organization of content from multiple sources, formatting and ensuring specified guidelines are met.
  • Complete proposal audits including financial review, content research, and compliance checks.
  • Become trained and proficient in specified core functions within the organization.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Associate’s Degree in Business Administration or related field or a minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative role with a customer service focus.
  • Microsoft Office suite experience.
  • Basic SharePoint functional knowledge.
  • Effective communicator in both written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver solutions for complex needs.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence.

Preferred Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field

WordPress functional knowledge

Microsoft Office 365 experience

Virtual meeting coordination experience


Reports to: Program Director


Standards of Performance:

Ability to listen and ascertain needs of team members.

Ability to prioritize effectively.

Ability to back up various team member functions as needed.

Excellent, ethical customer service standards maintained for internal and external customers.

Innovate, collaborate and be accountable in each task.



Project Manager


The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is currently seeking Project Managers who will be responsible for planning and carrying out multiple projects while considering contingencies and alternatives. While working closely with the program and project management team, this role provides leadership and/or support for each step of full-cycle project management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing, advanced technology or mechanical maintenance environment.
  • Demonstrated competency in communication, contributing to team success, initiating action and persuasiveness.
  • Demonstrated customer focus and continuous learning.

Preferred candidates will have 3 to 5 years working in R&D project management; 3 to 5 years working directly or very closely with the U.S. Department of Defense or other federal agency or large OEM/Prime; and experience with SharePoint, CRM and/or database tools.

In keeping with our government contracts, all NCMS employees must be a citizen of the United States or Canada.

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Contract Specialist

Job Purpose:
The Contract Specialist is responsible for supporting contract administration and record retention for NCMS and subsidiary business agreements while maintaining exceptional customer service.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of contracts/agreements in accordance with requirements and program objectives.
  • Maintain documentation in compliance with company policies.
  • Educate and counsel multiple stakeholders on NCMS collaborative methods and policies as well as other regulations as applied to federal award contracting and agreements.
  • Perform all other acquisition and administrative tasks to ensure timely close-out of all NCMS agreements. Tasks may include procurement, reviewing cost proposals, and a broad range of other follow-up activities with various stakeholders.
  • Maintain knowledge of current procurement laws and regulations.
  • Provide backup support to the Accounting Department as needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and minimum 3 years’ experience in contract, grant and other award administration.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of contract principles.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written, ability to interact with high-level management and legal disciplines both internally and externally, and ability to work simultaneously with multiple parties in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complex contractual negotiations in a fast-paced innovative environment.
  • Demonstrated customer service to internal customers, external customers and third parties.
  • Ability to act with little supervision and be self-motivated.
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency.

 Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Three to five years’ experience in corporate, government, non-profit or university contract, grant, or subcontract negotiation, award and administration.
  • Working knowledge of contract terms and processes, government procurement, related laws and related policies and procedures (Uniform Grant Guidelines and/or Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Experience in procurement in a government setting.

Reports to: Director, Contracts                        Travel: minimal

Standards of Performance:

  • Meet all established deadlines in the administration of business agreements.
  • Be knowledgeable in the area of procurement laws and regulations.
  • Ensured compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Excellent, ethical customer service standards maintained for internal and external customers.
  • Innovate, collaborate and be accountable in each task.

Technical Writer

 Job Purpose:
The Technical Writer will assist in preparing and maintaining program/project reports, marketing and collateral documents, and technical publications.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for writing technical copy for various types of documents
  • Held maintain a current internal documentation library
  • Produce documentation targeted at NCMS business units, program and project managers and operations teams
  • Produce articles, white papers, concept papers, quarterly and final reports, user-manuals, and other documentation utilized by the end-user community of government, industry and academic partners
  • Research highly technical subject matter, organized information from multiple sources, and expressed technical information in written form that is comprehensible to a wide audience of readers.
  • Prepare reports, responses, and briefings targeted to a wide range of audiences.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline from an accredited university.
  • Six (6) years of experience as a technical writer on programs and contracts of similar scope type and complexity.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and interact with individuals at various organizational levels
  • Knowledge of English grammar to write and edit technical documentation
  • Experience with processing and presentation tools such as MS Word, PowerPoint, and Visio.

Reports to: Vice President, Financial Operations                                                         Travel:  Minimal

Employment Classification: Exempt Full Time
NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to