(Senior) Pre Award Associate

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on June 30, 2021

Job Description

The Sponsored Programs division in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation has an opening for a (Senior) Pre-Award Associate. (This position is eligible for 100% telework.)

The (Senior) Pre-Award Associate (research administrator) advises and assists faculty in the preparation of proposals for funding and ensure compliance with university and sponsor policies, procedures and requirements, and 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, and be able to problem solve and maintain professional composure while working under pressure of internal and external deadlines, 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.

In addition, the senior pre-award level will work closely with the assigned team in the pre-award coordination and operations of the office.

Depending on the knowledge, skills and ability of the successful candidate, the offer may be at either the Pre-Award Associate or Senior Pre-Award Associate level.

This position is eligible for 100% telework.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or lesser degree with significant relevant work 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 and/or college coursework with emphasis on accounting, finance, or government/business regulations and administration (required for Senior Pre-Award Associate)


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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

July 19, 2021

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.

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If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lynn Byrd at byrd@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.