The Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is a freestanding research institute that is approximately 2 hours from Chapel Hill (20 minutes from Charlotte). It is part of a major collaborative effort (funded by the State of North Carolina) between UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, NC Agricultural & Technical University, NC Central University, and North Carolina State University. NRI focuses on using cutting edge genomic and metabolomic biotechnology to develop innovative approaches to understanding the role of diet and activity in normal brain development, the prevention of cancer, and the prevention and treatment of other chronic diseases.

The Business Services Coordinator is charged with office management, human resources, and student support for the Nutrition Research Institute. The position manages a variety of functions that require coordination with other units within the department, the University, and outside the University. This includes program administration of seminar series, faculty recruitment, faculty fellows and visiting scholars, and visa coordination. Additionally, this position supports the logistical planning of the Nutrition Research Institute’s annual Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics, and Precision Nutrition conference, as well as annual symposia and other training and development initiatives. All of these tasks are carried out with a large amount of autonomy.

Please note: This position is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte), approximately 2 hours from the UNC main campus in Chapel Hill.

Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
• Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences (e.g. faculty, staff, students, external partners).
• Demonstrated strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
• Demonstrated ability to perform work with accuracy, efficiency, and timeliness.
• Demonstrated ability to work autonomously.
• Ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
• Ability to troubleshoot basic office equipment issues.

• Experience in human resources.
• Experience organizing and executing programs and events, both for internal and external audiences, large and small.
• Experience with travel planning and budget management of programs.
• Familiarity with State of North Carolina policies and procedures.

Evening work occasionally, Overtime occasionally

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.