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Post Award Support Specialist

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Sponsored Programs
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Grants / Contracts

Job Description

The Post Award Support Specialists are an integral part of a dedicated team of professionals in the Office of Sponsored Programs working to ensure that obligations for sponsored programs align with federal, state, university regulations, and the sponsor’s requirements. The Post Award Support Specialists organizes large volumes of information and works closely with others in the office to deliver consistent results to internal and external stakeholders, while also displaying a high level of professionalism and customer service. The Post Award Support Specialists supports the Post Award Team by functioning effectively and with limited supervision in a fast-moving environment to facilitate funded awards activities such as modifications, closeouts and rebudgeting needs.

There are multiple 1500-hour wage appointments and depending on the strengths of the successful candidates, detailed duties will be confirmed upon hire.

Position is located in Blacksburg, VA and may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or significant relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
- Familiarity with bookkeeping/ accounting practices and/or budgeting.
- Demonstrated experience and/or college coursework with emphasis on accounting, finance, or government/business regulations and administration.
- Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of stakeholders internal and external to the university.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of budgets
- Ability to synthesize and interpret applicable federal, state, corporate, university or private regulations, or comparable legal/regulatory program experience to ensure compliance
- Experience in handling complex and confidential material

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Salary Information

Wage rate is $15 to $20/hr and commensurate with experience.

Review Date

February 1, 2023

Additional Information

There are three positions and they are located 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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