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Pre-Award Grants Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Chemistry
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Administrative / Clerical, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Chemistry Department at Virginia Tech is searching for a full-time Pre-Award Grants Coordinator for a position in Blacksburg, VA. The position duties include identification of funding opportunities, providing strong support and guidance to research faculty in response to funding opportunities, coordination of proposal development, including preparation of proposal budgets and other standard grant documentation, and assembly for submission of a high quality, complete, and compliant proposals. For the selected candidate to be most successful, they will have strong experience in and a commitment to professional customer service and team coordination, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, excellent organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. On-site work strongly preferred, but some remote work may be accommodated.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, science, or related field or equivalent level of
training and/or experience, with demonstrated expertise in budgeting.
- Demonstrated experience with proposal preparation and submission.
- Experience working with electronic fiscal and communications tools, such as Excel and
- Knowledge of policies and procedures of federal funding agencies (e.g., NSF, NIH,
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
- Strong organizational and prioritization abilities, including the ability to work under pressure
with multiple deadlines in a timely and accurate manner.
- Demonstrated ability to work productively with others (e.g. faculty, students, staff, and
Office of Sponsored Programs staff) regardless of a person's background or

Preferred Qualifications

- Certified Research Administrator (CRA)
- Experience with federal funding agency Web submissions sites such as
- Experience with management tools such as Banner Finance, HRIS, and Microstrategy.
- Training and/or experience in technical writing and understanding of scientific research.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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