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West Virginia University Post-Award Strategic Business Advisor (SBA) - Statler College in Morgantown, West Virginia

DescriptionThe Dean's Office in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Post-award Strategic Business Advisor (SBA). The Post-Award Strategic Business Advisor (SBA) supports unit leadership in strategic management of research activities for principal investigators in each unit. The Post-Award SBA provides a deep functional expertise in the areas of grants management, reporting, and compliance, ensuring principal investigators and unit leadership maintain a knowledge of research activities and expectations for the unit.This position is responsible for management of projects, timelines, deliverables and other initiatives, as needed. The SBA must successfully implement and interpret federal grants management policies, plans and programs as well as state and other regulatory policies and procedures.Additionally, this position is responsible for building relationships within the college/school or unit(s) served and developing a culture centered on delivering excellent customer service while maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and University policy.In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:Strategic and Analytical Grants Management:Review Notices of Award documentation from sponsors and obtain a thorough understanding of award terms and conditions in order to provide oversight of financial and programmatic needs for all sponsored projects assigned.Manages and analyzes project budget and variances, initiating revisions and other corrective action when necessary. Monitor project burn rate and suggest actions to PI to maintain compliance with sponsor guidelines.Review and approve monthly financial reports provided by SSC and meet regularly with PI to discuss research portfolios and prepare for award closeout.Provides guidance and initiates necessary actions for all project status changes and/or extension requests.Participates (with organizational leadership) in the development and management of processes and tools to enhance research program effectivenessReview expenditures for compliance with project budget, agency guidelines, and for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.Coordinate the completion of a diverse range of progress reports and related projects. Advise each principal investigator of due dates for reports to funding agency.Review cost share tracking reports and assist PI in documenting committed expenses, including third-party and in-kind cost share.Oversees subcontracts and subawards, working with external institutions to determine appropriate budget. Collaborate with OSP and SPA as needed for proper administration of all subawards, contracts, etc.Assist faculty and staff investigators with completion of compliance documents, such as, but not limited to, effort reporting, sub-recipient monitoring, salary caps, data protection, and export control issues.Coordinate with department staff, Finance SBA, HR Partners, and SSC to offer purchasing and hiring support to principal investigators.Coordinate with Finance SBA to properly document and track capitalized assets purchased on research projects.Supports and contributes to unit's operational goals.Service:Engages all necessary leadership constituents in support of developing new program initiatives and resolving complex matters.Provides escalated inquiry support (phone and email) to employees that have contacted the shared services... For full info follow application link.West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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