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Assistant or Associate Director of Financial Management

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Sponsored Programs
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus, Hybrid
Categories: Executive / Director / Management, Research / Scientific, Grants / Contracts

Job Description

The Office of Sponsored Programs at Virginia Tech is seeking either an Assistant or Associate Director of Financial Management to be part of the OSP Post Award Management leadership team. This position will lead all post award financial activities related to sponsored funded awards. The assistant/associate director of financial management will oversee a sizaeable post award team providing professional administrative management of complex billing and reporting activities on a diverse portfolio of sponsored grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The assistant/associate director of financial management will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and staff regarding financial compliance on sponsored awards and complying with all financial terms and conditions of the award to mitigate risk to the institution.

The assistant/associate director of financial management will be responsible for developing and reviewing SOPs, staying abreast of regulatory changes, establishing training requirements for direct reports and campus stakeholders, ensuring institution’s policy and procedures meet federal and state regulatory requirements, and participating in audit reviews. The assistant/associate director of financial management will provide leadership to their team of post award research administrators, foster team work, and talent development. In addition, will also be expected to foster collaboration and demonstrate high commitment to customer service by applying skills and experience to research administration and ensuring compliance with federal, state, other sponsor and university regulations and guidelines. This position reports to the senior director of post award and will serve as a backup to the Financial Management Team Lead of sponsor systems administrator.

Required Qualifications

• Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree with significant relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's degree.
• Demonstrated experience and working knowledge of some federal and nonfederal regulations and guidelines, cost principles, uniform administrative requirements for grants and audits of states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.
• Demonstrated leadership and independent initiative.
• Previous supervisory experience.
• Financial grants administration experience in a research or academic environment.
• Demonstrated accounting and budgeting experience.
• Relevant research administration certification such as CRA (Certified Research Administrator) or CFRA (Certified Financial Research Administrator), or obtain the certification with 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

• Work experience with federal and nonfederal grant and contact regulations.
• Experience in federal or other sponsor invoicing systems.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 27, 2022

Additional Information

This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement and the terms of that arrangement would be negotiated at time of offer.  Travel would be the main campus in Blacksburg, VA. 

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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