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Post Award Associate - Sponsored Agreements Management

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Sponsored Programs
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, Hybrid
Categories: Business / Accounting / Finance, Grants / Contracts

Job Description

The Office of Sponsored Programs at Virginia Tech is seeking a Post Award Associate of Sponsored Agreements Management to serve as part of a team of research administrators. The Post Award Associate (Research Administrator) advises and assists faculty and staff in award administration and ensures compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures, and requirements.
Responsibilities include portfolio management of awarded sponsored programs ensuring proper stewardship and use of received resources, and the timely closeout in accordance with the terms of the award. Partners with Principal Investigators, departmental contacts, and funded sponsors in the effective administration of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
Works closely with the post award /assistant directors and team leaders in post award coordination and operations and assists with team member training.

This position will foster teamwork 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 considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
- Familiarity with bookkeeping/ accounting practices and/or budgeting.
- Demonstrated experience and/or college coursework with an 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

- Previous research administration experience.
- Demonstrated experience with federal and nonfederal grants and/or contract regulations.
- Project administration and/or project management experience preferably in an academic or research setting.

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Salary Information

Starting at $57,000, commensurate with experience

Review Date

July 8, 2024

Additional Information

Position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement and the details of that work arrangement will be confirmed upon hire.

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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