Posting Summary: The position of Grant and Contract Specialist will work closely with faculty in the development and transformation of ideas into successful proposals. This individual performs pre-award, post-award or a combination of grants and contracts job duties in response to specific proposal guidelines or terms and conditions. They manage the submission process for grant proposals or the reconciliation and administration of the award, or both. In certain circumstances, Grant and Contract Specialists may assume a range of other duties on behalf of their organization, however they are distinguished by their specialty knowledge of the grants process, and their participation in the administration of grant funding.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to independently research and analyze topics relevant to grant and contract needs; demonstrate thoughtful and appropriate oral and written communication; and work accurately with attention to detail. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Qualified candidates must have an Associate's degree or higher, and a minimum of two years of grant proposal and financial management experience. Experience in pre and post award coordination and reconciliation preferred.
This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Associate's Degree or equivalent experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: At least two years of grants and contracts experience.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in pre and post award coordination and reconciliation preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Ability to interact effectively with colleagues within and outside the Department. 2. Ability to work with a high degree of independence and self-motivation. 3. Knowledge of financial best practices. 4. Proven ability to manage grants. 5. Ability to solve moderately complex accounting and reconciliation issues. 6. Ability to oversee grant proposals and financial transactions. 7. Knowledge of federal grant guidelines 8. Strong interpersonal/human relations skills 9. Ability to listen and develop information into grant proposals 10. Ability to codify ideas in coherently written text 11. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty in various disciplines 12. Meticulous attention to detail.
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.