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Program Manager - VTTI

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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Full Time
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Job Description

The Program Manager leads project management activities and facilitates the efficient operations and execution of large-scale research programs. The Program Manager will be embedded within one of five research Divisions at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), each of which maintain a research portfolio ranging between $4M and $7M. In collaboration with the Division Director and group leaders, the Program Manager will lead the financial management and forecasting of resources and may supervise faculty, staff, and/or students to support the Division’s activities.

The Program Manager will also work directly with VTTI’s Programs and Business Manager to accomplish organization-wide strategic and programmatic goals, including the derivation of key performance indicators and other business metrics to inform decision making at the institute level.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide project management oversight for the Division’s research portfolio, including timeline and budget tracking, assisting with development of interim and final project deliverables, scheduling and running internal and customer-facing meetings, and keeping meeting notes
• Manage the finances of the Division to assure efficient, compliant, and cost-effective operations
• Manage resource hiring, scheduling, allocation, and forecasting to optimize productivity and throughput
• Follow guidance and implement project management best practices as directed by the Programs and Business Manager
• Lead the execution of the Division’s pre-award activities through collaboration with VTTI’s proposal and contract teams and assist with proposal development.
• Support efficient communications across groups as well as external entities by documenting, filtering, and elevating essential information and requests to the Division Director
• Provide excellent customer service to internal and external project sponsors throughout project life cycles
• Support necessary administrative, compliance, audit, and reporting tasks

Directions given and received:
• Collaborate with the Programs and Business Manager and Division leadership to manage research programs and provide business analytics to inform decision making
• May supervise administrative personnel, graduate research assistants, students, technicians, and research staff.

Required Qualifications

• Masters’ degree in business administration, business information technology, or related field, or bachelor’s degree in same with significant business experience and significant progressively responsible experience in large research organizations
• Demonstrated experience with preparing ROM and detailed budgets, forecasting, and managing actual expenditures compared to approved budgets
• Demonstrated project management experience in conducting complex research projects in an academic or industrial environment
• Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a team
• Creative, independent, and highly motivated

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
• Previous supervisory experience
• Experience with financial management systems such as Banner, MicroStrategies, and EasyProjects

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Salary Information

Starting range begins at $50,000

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military 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 on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisa Eichelberger at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 25, 2022
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