Program Administrator

St Paul, MN, USA

Job Type

Part-time Operations

About the Role

The Program Administrator will ensure compliance of data collection and reporting for current government contracts; coordinating multiple government projects and programs relating to the development and commercialization of the Volturnus Technology.

This startup role offers the flexibility of working 10 to 20 hours per week, with the likelihood of transitioning to full time as workload and opportunities dictate. The Program Administrator will work from Verterra's Prospect Park area facility and remotely when feasible and reports to the CEO.

The ideal Program Administrator candidate has experience managing government contracts, preferably research & development type grants, and DCAA familiarity for a company or a non-profit. This position requires strong planning coordinating and organizational skills .

Verterra is currently a well-established start-up with a dedicated team and a multi-faceted, experienced Board of Advisers. Applicants should anticipate a need for flexibility and significant potential for growth; specifically, we are looking for candidates who can grow with the company, including taking on additional responsibilities.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position may work remotely, when feasible with flexible hours.

  • Maintain a positive attitude, a passion for excellence, and contribute to the well-being of fellow team members

  • Initiate and draft proposals for a variety of funding applications

  • Manage the requirements for government and project related applications including quotes, timelines/schedules, and budget.

  • Frequently collaborating with other team members.

Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

  • Relevant work experience in government contracting and reporting

  • Familiarity with state, Federal grand or competitive solicitation application proposal processes

  • English Language Fluency

  • US Citizen or US Work Visa

Personal Qualifications and Skills

  • Be a curious, proactive, and results-driven team player

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills, and strong time management skills

  • Be highly organized with a strong attention to detail

  • Be able to create structure in complex situations

  • Ability to ensure strong foundational administrative tools and practices to enable efficient project management and program success, i.e. financial tracking, data collection, document control, etc.

  • Ability to perform well in an environment of varied pace and to turn challenges into opportunities

  • A strong passion and intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission

Specific Skills and Needs

  • PC users + some Mac

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office Suite

  • Create and maintain records, bills of material, and other documentation related to developed products

  • Experience with data visualization software is a plus

  • Financial records keeping a plus

  • F.A.R. & DCAA familiarity a plus

About the Company

Verterra Energy is on a mission to harness the power in the world’s rivers, canals and oceans.

To accomplish this, we are commercializing our first device called VOLTURNUS, a pioneering waterpower technology that deploys in harmony with the current to dynamically adjust to water direction, velocity and depth.

We are building an extraordinary team to accomplish this important mission.

Applicants must be authorized to work within the US. Verterra Energy, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.