Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Office of Sponsored Programs has an open position for a Pre Award Associate. Multiple positions may be hired from this posting. Pre Award Associates advise and assist faculty in the preparation of proposals for funding and ensure compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures and requirements. Pre Award Associates must be comfortable working in situations where answers are not always clearly defined. The successful candidate will possess initiative and the ability to work independently but consult with appropriate parties as needed. Pre Award Associates must be able to problem-solve and maintain professional composure while working under pressure of internal and external deadlines. The successful candidate will utilize problem-solving skills and excellent customer service skills to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty, staff, students, and sponsors. They must be energetic and able to function effectively and independently in a fast-moving environment subject to external pressure and frequent interruptions.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field or equivalent level training and experience. An Associate's degree in a related field or equivalent level training and experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
Budgeting or financial experience and/or experience with non-profit program administration.
Demonstrated experience with federal and non-federal grants and/or contract regulations.
Familiarity with university administrative practices and procedures.
Proficiency in the Microsoft Excel program is highly desirable.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
Percent Employment: Full-time
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfil...ls its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).