Post-Award Grants Specialist

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time


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 city
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 responsibilities:
  • Financial reconciliation of assigned sponsored program accounts.
  • Award agreement review and setup, prior approvals, re-budgeting, and effort monitoring.
  • Maintaining sponsored program records and closeout of sponsored program accounts.
  • 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
    tasks independently.
Required Qualifications:
  • Introductory knowledge and experience with sponsored project accounting is preferred. Must demonstrate an
    interest and willingness to learn post-award sponsored project grant administration.
  • 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
    project closeouts.
  • 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 necessary.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field (or equivalent years of experience)
Salary Range: Commensurate

Position Details:

Department: Dean's Office College of Engineering
Employment Type:
UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status:
Exemption Status:

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Sierra Cloud

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 804-828-1788

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