Grant Administrator
VA Commonwealth Univ - Virginia

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Virginia Commonwealth Universityâ??s Department of Social and Behavioral Health seeks a Grants Administrator to be responsible for the oversight of grant administration to include management of external and internal funding for all sponsored research programs and acquisitions. The successful candidate will be a key member of fiscal team in the Department of Social and Behavioral Health and will serve as an essential resource for grant administration activities across the Department. The successful candidate will perform fiscal operations of grant awards including overseeing the processing of accounts payable, deposits, procurements, and accounting records. S/he will interact with other fiscal staff to reconcile and correct departmental grant accounts. S/he will monitor weekly grant deficit reports, take corrective action, prepare monthly, interim, and final expenditure reports for Department Administrator and the Grants and Contracts Office. S/he will serve as a resource for grant proposals for technical issues and will provide technical support on grant and contract administration using appropriate policies and procedures. S/he will perform other administrative duties as assigned. S/he will provide all pre and post award budgetary requirements including needed budgetary forecasts.

Minimum Qualifications
College coursework and/or experience in accounting are essential. Must possess in depth knowledge of rules and regulations regarding University and State funds, payroll, budgeting, finance, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, etc., particularly as these relate to grant and contract funding. Must be thoroughly proficient in the use of electronic spreadsheets, and be able to review and organize large amounts of data into various formats, for presentation and discussion. Must possess ability to analyze financial transactions for conformity with procedures and recognize problems or trends. Strong organizational, personnel management, and communications skills are essential. Must have experience and knowledge of grant management, especially federal grants (i.e. the National Institutes of Health). Working knowledge of eVA, Banner, SAS Web Report Studio, Sponsored Programs InfoEd system (ERA Portal), NIH eCommons and ISIS VCU databases. Thorough knowledge of, and experience with, the fundamental federal regulations applicable to the conduct of research projects, including OMB circulars A-21, A-110, and A-133 as well as fiscal practices used by research institutions and sponsors. Demonstrated experience managing multiple projects concurrently under deadline pressure and changing priorities in a high volume setting. Experience interacting with university accounting, purchasing, and sponsored research offices. Excellent skills in written and oral communication. Preferred: Several years of experience in sponsored research administration at an institution of higher education or comparable institution (e.g. NIH, NSF, HRSA funding). A bachelorâ??s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field, and an advanced degree and/or specialized certification in grants administration are strongly preferred.

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