Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University
College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-
world engineering education to Central Virginia. As part of a
premier research university known for tenacity, love of the
and commitment to diversity and access, the college is a
front-runner in academics and research. The Sponsored
Programs Office within the College of Engineering is responsible
for providing pre-award and post-award administrative
and financial management for more than $20 million in sponsored
research expenditures. To support the College’s goals of
increased external research funding, we are seeking a dynamic
Post-Award Grants Specialist.
The successful candidate will have the following post-award
- Financial reconciliation of assigned sponsored program
- Award agreement review and setup, prior approvals,
re-budgeting, and effort monitoring.
- Maintaining sponsored program records and closeout of sponsored
- Ensure compliance with local, state, university, and sponsor
policies, procedures, and regulations.
- Work collaboratively with team members, faculty, students, and
sponsors with the capacity to perform assigned
- Introductory knowledge and experience with sponsored project
accounting is preferred. Must demonstrate an
interest and willingness to learn post-award sponsored project
- Introductory knowledge of appropriate reconciliation and
analysis procedures of fiscal records and reports.
- An introductory ability to assist with preparing budgets,
reconcile accounts, complete sponsor financial reports, and
- Aptitude for interpreting and applying university and federal
policies, procedures, laws, and regulations to assigned
sponsored projects. Introductory knowledge of OMB cost principles
and Uniformed Guidance 2CFR200 is
- Excellent computer skills using MS Office with an emphasis on
Excel spreadsheets and using Gmail.
- Ability to be precise, thorough, reliable, work independently,
adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, and
possess the ability to reason, think logically and analyze
situations to achieve resolution of problems or concerns.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
Must have the ability to effectively and clearly answer
inquiries of faculty, staff, and various customer groups (i.e.,
external sponsors). Ability to maintain effective
communication with fellow sponsored program staff.
- Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, and evaluate all
sponsor project budget and expenditure data with
assigned sponsored project accounts
- The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff,
and student environment. The candidate will
demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering
such an environment.
- Bachelor's degree in business or related field (or equivalent
years of experience)
Dean's Office College of Engineering
UF - University Employee FT