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Grant Specialist

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Position Information

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Position Information

Recruitment Pool All Applicants
Working Title Grant Specialist
Role Title Financial Servs Spec I
Position Number 599280
Department Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Description of General Responsibilities

To support the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department research endeavors. A key component is coordinating travel and procuring goods and services. Preparation of sponsored program budgets, application forms, financial reconciliation of sponsored program accounts and all PM&R payables. Administration of department sponsored program records, and closeout of sponsored program accounts is also required. The incumbent must process all transactions in compliance with local, state, university, Health System, MCVF and federal regulations.

Required Qualifications

Skill requirements include: Excellent computer skills, use of MS Office, with emphasis on Excel spreadsheets and MS Word, word processing.

Degree in Business or related field or equivalent applicable experience or training.

Ability to be precise, thorough, reliable, work independently, adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, and possess the abilities 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 required. Ability to work in a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant previous experience in handling fiscal responsibilities of local, state, or federal grants and contracts preferred. Experience in working in a fast paced and multi-cultural environment. Ability to work in a diverse environment is required.
Knowledge of GAAP and governmental accounting standards. Previous knowledge and experience in working with grant and contract procedures and accounting (grant/contract proposal forms and university internal documents). Knowledge and experience in working with local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Knowledge of VCU and Commonwealth of Virginia accounting policies and procedures. Experience in Banner reconciliation. Knowledge of appropriate reconciliation and analysis procedures of fiscal records and reports. Knowledge of State University procedures and systems. Ability to apply and interpret existing university and federal policies, procedures, laws, and regulations concerning the projects assigned.

Pay Band 04
Anticipated Hiring Range $38,900 - $48,600
Campus MCV Campus
Position Type
Hours/Week 40
Normal work days Monday - Friday
Normal work hours 8:00am - 4:30pm
Job Open Date 09/18/2017
Remove from posting on or before
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Accounting/ Management/ Professional
Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No
Economic Indicator: No
Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No
Sensitive Position No
Resource Critical Yes

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Please describe any experience that you may have with Grants Management, Accounts Payable and/or BANNER.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. How would you describe your organization and self-discipline skills?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your Microsoft Office experience specifically with Excel.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. How did you hear about this job?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. If you selected "Other" for your referral source please indicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select "Other," please enter "n/a.")

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document
  3. Resume
  4. Reference Letter - 1