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The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) is a cross-industry technology development consortium, dedicated to improving the competitiveness and strength of the U.S. industrial base. As a member-based organization, it leverages its network of industry, government, and academic partners to develop, demonstrate, and transition innovative technologies efficiently, with less risk and lower cost.

NCMS enables world-class member companies to work effectively with other members on new opportunities – bringing together highly capable companies with providers and end-users who need their innovations and technology solutions. NCMS members benefit from an accelerated progression of idea creation through execution.

Eligible employees can enroll in 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 Insurance
  • 403(b) Plan with Roth options
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

Project Manager

Job Purpose:

The Project Manager is 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. This role reports to a PMO.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage collaborative projects that meet technology and business needs of NCMS customers.
  • Guide the development of project concept paper, statement of work, work breakdown structure, budget, schedule, deliverables, roles and responsibilities, and subcontractor and consultant selection and management.
  • Complete final reporting and outreach as required.
  • Provide daily management of each project by developing and maintaining all project communications, records, and files.
  • Assure proper audit material maintained and available.
  • Maintain open and frequent communication with the assigned Director as well as all NCMS departments.
  • Strictly adhere to all rules and regulations as determined by the government, NCMS customers, and NCMS best practices.
  • Proactively promote NCMS and its mission by developing relationships with industry, government, academia, and professional associations.
  • Participate in technical seminars, workshops, and trade shows as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of two years working in R&D Project Management.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative duties and to use basic office equipment and applications.

Locations

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Bremerton, WA
  • Aberdeen, MD

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Project Administrator

Job Purpose:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and assist in the creation of content for internal and external communications.
  • Respond to internal and external customer requests as needed.
  • Identify customer needs and collaborate with internal NCMS departments.
  • Maintain project information, collect and maintain data files/folders, develop presentations. Provide project meeting support as needed, including preparation and distribution of project meeting notes. Assist in the documentation and improvement of procedures.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain government security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • Degree in Business Administration, Science/Technology/Engineering or related field or a minimum 5 years’ experience in an administrative role with customer service and/or technology focus.
  • Microsoft Office 365 experience.
  • SharePoint functional knowledge.
  • Effective communicator in written and oral formats.
  • Demonstrated high level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver suggestions for process improvements.
  • Demonstrated customer service excellence.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

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.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field and minimum 5 years experience in contract, grant, non-profit or university and/or other award 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).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills both verbal and written, ability to interact with high-level management and legal disciplines both internally and externally.
  • Ability to evaluate risks and discern legal implications associated with contractual terms and conditions, and the ability to communicate those to Leadership.
  • Ability to work simultaneously with multiple parties in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and complex contractual negotiations in a fast-paced innovative environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and demonstrated customer service to internal customers, external customers, and third parties.
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to accept management responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of new security requirements specified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
  • Experience in procurement in a government setting desired.
  • Ability to act with little supervision and be self-motivated.
  • Microsoft Office suite proficiency.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

Accountant

Job Purpose:

The Accountant supports all aspects of financial contract administration, adhering to each award specifications and preparation of cost proposals while maintaining exceptional customer service and financial compliance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Input & Audit contract invoices to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Assist in the maintenance of contract and contractor databases including audit functions.
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports on all sponsored research projects and invoices for sponsors applicable government sites.
  • Support monthly financial reconciliations such as Cost Share & others as required.
  • Maintain FFATA and other assigned reporting including compliance reporting.
  • Support federally purchased equipment files and policies.
  • Assist in ensuring Federal funding compliance including internal communications of policy and procedure updates.
  • Assist in preparation of annual schedules, and special reports as requested by staff.
  • Collaborate & maintain open lines of communication with all NCMS department, project managers and customers.
  • Support Cost Proposals as needed.
  • Assist with employee travel expense reports.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain government security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and minimum 3 years working in federally funded environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles and working knowledge of government regulations, specifically the Uniform Grant Guidance (2 CFR Part 200).
  • Excellent customer service experience in servicing both external and internal customers.
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly excel.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with ITAR, GFE/GFP
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Deltek and proposal preparation.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and funding regulations.

Standards of Performance:

  • Meet all established deadlines for reports, reconciliations, and statements.
  • Streamlined and proven cost proposal process.
  • Excellent, ethical customer service standards maintained for internal and external customers.
  • Innovate, collaborate and be accountable in each task.

NCMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org

Accountant

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.

Requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain government security clearance.
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless legally exempt.
  • 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.

NCMS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume in PDF format only by email to hr@ncms.org