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Financial Services Specialist I

The Agricultural Research Station is seeking a superb individual who will strengthen and increase the level of sponsored research conducted at Virginia State University (VSU).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent in coordination with the Agricultural Research Station (ARS) faculty and staff will be responsible for the preparation of complex proposals in response to appropriate Request for Proposals; will prepare, and review negotiation agreements and liaison with sponsors; will provide information, instruction, and training to faculty, administrators, and other personnel (as appropriate) as it relates to contracts and grants; will also be responsible for conducting need assessments, developing, writing, and submitting grant proposals and contracts to funding agencies; and reviewing proposals for compliance with VSU, State and sponsor requirements.  The incumbent will work with various contractual funding instruments including grants, cooperative agreements, contract sub-awards, and inter-agency agreements.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Considerable knowledge of grant writing/management in a higher education environment is required; demonstrated ability to utilize state-of-the art computational approaches to include appropriate computer software programs; demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite, to include Word and Excel; strong technical writing skills are essential: demonstrated ability in preparing budgets for complex proposals; considerable knowledge of federal and state grants management documents, laws, and regulations is required; demonstrated leadership skills to develop and pursue innovative strategies to enhance both core discipline and interdisciplinary research activities and public-private partnerships; and strong management and interpersonal skills are essential.

HOW TO APPLY

Virginia State University only accepts applications for positions through the online state Recruitment Management System (RMS). Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications and/or attachments will not be accepted. Resumes do not substitute for a completed state application. Visit https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com to complete an online application.

Selected candidate will be subject to an extensive and complete background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidates may be required to complete a Statement of Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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