Debbie Shannon

Debbie Shannon

Administrator
Center for Visual Science

MC G-4105
MC Box  319,  Rochester, NY  14627
(585) 275-6864 Voice
(585) 271-3043 Fax
dshannon@ur.rochester.edu


Job Description

  • Reconcile and review FRS ledgers on a monthly basis, create financial reports for Principal Investigators. Forecast future spending, present financial status and projected spending reports at quarterly meetings
  • Prepare budgets and coordinate grant proposals for CVS Principal Investigators whose accounts are run through CVS. Prepare annual Center budget and capital spending
  • Work with Program Director of CVS Training Grant. Process all paperwork required by NIH, serves as Center representative with NIH/NEI, coordinate preparation of renewal and continuation, assist with recruiting process, process appointments and termination of training grad students, follow-up on former trainees
  • Select and supervise office staff, provide for their training and development and evaluate their performance, recruit non-office (technical) CVS staff; place ads, schedule interviews, coordinate evaluations from faculty, collaborate with HR in hiring process, maintain confidential personnel and payroll records file in office
  • Counsel to faculty and staff, take action on matters of discipline, promotions, salary, and other personnel matters
  • Process appointment forms for staff, research associates/postdocs, and students
  • Monitor status of special projects; undergraduate summer fellowships
  • Keep apprised of UR and government policies with regard to raises, evaluations, dismissals, and foreign employees
  • Handle immigration issues, process visa renewal or extensions as needed
  • Attend meetings for College administrators
  • Research and prepare reports on special problems with recommendation for changes as directed
  • Make decisions not covered in policy in Director's absence
  • Organize CVS Symposia and Fall Vision Meetings every other year