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Executive Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: VP for Strategic Alliances
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

The Executive Assistant performs a wide variety of activities required to provide exceptional administrative assistance to Strategic Research Alliances (SRA) and its personnel. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategic Research Alliances, primary responsibilities include management of the Vice President’s, Assistant Vice President's, and office personnel schedules; making travel arrangements for office personnel; and preparing for meetings and presentations to ensure that the Strategic Research Alliances unit operates in an informed and effective manner. This position responds to inquiries based on broad knowledge of the university across all of its campuses, manages and coordinates all correspondence to appropriate senior SRA leadership and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant also serves as an effective liaison with Virginia Tech contacts within the greater DC area locations, Blacksburg main campus, and Roanoke campus, and supports the activities of the office in a professional organized, and efficient manner, while handling confidential and sensitive matters with the utmost discretion. Excellent judgment and independent decision-making skills must be used to ensure integrity and professionalism within Strategic Research Alliances.

Required Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Demonstrated experience supporting senior management position
• Advanced computer skills including experience with database management programs (such as MS Access/Excel/Powerpoint) and word processing software (such as MS Word)
• Proficiency in collaboration and demonstrated ability to receive directions and work independently as needed
• Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and strong customer-service orientation
• Professional communication skills and ability to interact effectively with all individuals in a diverse multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Administrative experience supporting a research-related or advocacy-related environment
• Certification as an administrative professional

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$50,000 - $65,000

Review Date

December 2, 2022

Additional Information

This position is located in Arlington, Virginia.  

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.

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