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Project Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Link, Industrial Partnerships-OVPRI
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Administrative / Clerical, Other

Job Description

Virginia Tech’s LINK, Center for Advancing Partnerships, supports the Virginia Tech community and its missions by engaging industry through a market-centric, holistic approach that leads to strategic partnerships, sponsored research, philanthropy, and recruiting and career opportunities for students. To support the aims of the Center, we are seeking a Project Coordinator to provide administrative, programmatic, and customer-focused support for a suite of activities designed to grow industry partnerships and alumni engagement to advance the ambitious goals of Virginia Tech. This position is key to the ambitious plans Virginia Tech is making to be a leading 21st century land grant university that delivers innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.

This individual will be highly organized, detail-oriented, and adept at working in a faced paced environment to coordinate programs and activities; act as a point of contact to internal and external parties; break projects into doable actions and establish tasks and timeframes; maintain confidentiality with sensitive information; liaise with LINK, Advancement, Colleges and leadership to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives; and execute the planning, hosting, and delivery of tasks. Collaboration with various stakeholders is an important part of this role, so the selected candidate should have strong communication skills and capacity to work both with a team and independently. This position reports to the Director of Corporate Engagement.

Required Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of related training and/or experience
- Senior administrative or project coordination support, or equivalent office experience with increasing levels of responsibility
- Demonstrated experience managing projects and activities, including meetings and events
- Demonstrated experience utilizing office software including video conferencing, calendaring, word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets
- Demonstrated knowledge of relational databases

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

May 30, 2022

Additional Information

Position is on-site with potential for occasional hybrid flexibility.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kaitlin Winfree at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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