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Post Award Administrator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Electrical and ComputerEngineering
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Clintwood, Virginia
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Administrative / Clerical, Other, Grants / Contracts

Job Description

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking a Post Award Administrator, reporting to the Business Manager, responsible for the administration and monitoring of complex research awards. The Post Award Administrator works closely with ECE faculty and staff in the maintenance, analysis, interpretation, and management of financial accounting data for external funding from grants, contacts, sub-awards, and other agreements. With attention to detail and a commitment to continuous improvement, the Post Award Administrator ensures that external funding is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and is responsible for the day-to-day management of research awards in accordance with university/federal/sponsor policies and guidelines.

Responsibilities include portfolio management of awarded sponsored programs ensuring proper stewardship and use of received resources, preparation of information for financial reports to sponsors, preparation of relevant grant/contract data for timely invoicing, and the closeout in accordance with the terms of the award. Partners with Principal Investigators and the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) in the effective administration of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. Works closely with the PIs and OSP in post award coordination and operations, such as ensuring charges on research awards are reasonable, allowable, allocable and consistently treated, as well as accurately budgeting cost-share requirements.

This position will foster team work and collaboration, with demonstrated organizational skills and a high commitment to customer service by applying skills and experience to the review of research grants and agreements and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and guidelines.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or significant relevant work experience may be substituted for education at the department’s discretion.
- 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.
- Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment.
- Ability to make sound judgments.
- Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities

Preferred Qualifications

- Previous research administration experience.
- Demonstrated familiarity with federal and non-federal grants and/or contract regulations.
- Project administration and/or project management experience

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$50,000 - $65,000  Commensurate with Experience

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Additional Information

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.

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