About the Role
The Operations & Program Manager 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. Additionally, this role may include some digital marketing and operations opportunities; we are looking for someone who can "wear multiple hats" in a dynamic, startup environment.
This startup role offers the flexibility of working 10 to 35 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 at times, 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
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. Verterra Energy is funded through a multiyear DoD contract in collaboration with the US Army Corps of Engineers.