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Grants Specialist provides financial services and grant administration for externally and internally funded grants for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. This position serves as the liaison between faculty and the Office of Sponsored Programs by providing assistance and oversight with policies and procedures concerning sponsored research. This position manages multiple time-sensitive issues, exercises judgment within defined policies and procedures, and determines appropriate action required in order to bring grants to fulfillment. Tasks may include, but are not be limited to, payroll administration; monitoring fiscal actions to ensure grant funds are spent appropriately and timely; analyzing data and communicating results to faculty members; preparing complete financial reports in Excel using query tools; developing budgets; and interpreting and disseminating programmatic information regarding the grant terms to a diverse clientele. This position is also responsible for completion and submission of effort reports (PARs).
- Experience independently providing financial support such as budget planning, accounting procedures and fiscal management tasks. - Familiarity with contract and grant award and/or administration regulations. - Experience generating documents and reports using various database and spreadsheet software programs such as MS Word, Excel, and financial database and warehouse systems. - Strong communications skills and ability to interpret and disseminate programmatic information to a diverse clientele. - Must be able to independently set priorities, manage tasks, meet deadlines, and maintain attention to detail and accuracy - Must demonstrate a strong work ethic, team orientation, and the desire to work in a student and research oriented environment.
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, business or related field or an equivalent level of training and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge of academic and research environments. - Experience with Banner Finance, Hokiemart, and VT Foundation funds. - Knowledge of proposal submittal processes in a research environment. - Knowledge of state, federal, sponsor and university regulations and procedures related to grants management activity. - Certified Research Administrator.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
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