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Post Award Associate

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Post Award Associate
Role Title: Financial Services Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170773
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

The Office of Sponsored Programs in the Vice Presidents Office for Research and Innovation has an opening for a Post Award Associate. Multiple positions may be hired from this posting. Applications will be reviewed periodically.

The Post Award Associate (Research Administrator) advises and assists faculty and staff in award administration and ensures compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures, and requirements. Responsibilities include award management, invoice preparation, and account closeout. Works closely with the post award associate directors and team leaders in post award coordination and operations and assists with team member training.

Position will foster team work and collaboration, with demonstrated organizational skills and high commitment to customer service by applying skills and experience to the review of research proposals and ensuring compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and guidelines.

Applicants must complete the online application at and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. Review of applications will occur bi-weekly as long as the posting is open.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
-Familiarity with bookkeeping/ accounting practices and/or budgeting.
-Demonstrated experience and/or college coursework with emphasis on accounting, finance, or government/business regulations and administration.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Demonstrated experience with federal and non-federal grants and/or contract regulations.
-Project administration and/or project management experience preferably in a Research setting.
-Knowledge of university administrative and/or accounting practices and procedures.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a full listing and to apply please visit and search for posting number SW0170773. Applicants must complete the online application at and submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references as attachments to that application. Review of applications will occur bi-weekly as long as the posting is open.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Sponsored Programs
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8AM-5PM, Monday-Friday
Posting Date: 09/15/2017
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Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

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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.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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