Posting Summary: The Office of Sponsored Programs is recruiting for a Grants and Contracts Assistant position that is responsible for creating new awards, projects and budgets and for updating existing data. The creation and maintenance of Awards in Oracle is essential for the successful completion of research grants and contracts. The accuracy of the data and the timeliness of entry are critical to the process. Due to the sheer volume of awards, a combination of speed and accuracy are required to keep the data current and the awards available for use.
OSP is responsible for all University research grants & contracts. An integral part of this operation involves the creation and maintenance of awards, projects and budgets within Oracle. This data is important for a department's successful operation of its research projects, the University's accounting and auditing functions and the generation of financial & statistical reports.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Not a Requirement
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Data Entry
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Data entry skills Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). Ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.