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Graduate Program Assistant and Departmental Receptionist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Business
Department: Hospitality and Tourism
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

Provides administrative support to the Assistant Department Head and the Graduate Program Director along with being the Department Receptionist. This position processes all forms and procedures for the graduate program, assists with the management of departmental website and all social media including Facebook, Linkedin, etc. Helps with departmental computers and software and performs other duties as assigned by Lead Admin Manager.

Required Qualifications

Experience providing programmatic support in an academic or professional environment; proficiency with standard computer software such as Microsoft Office; proficiency with standard computer functions such as word-processing, spreadsheets, email, calendaring and internet navigation; ability to assist with management of departmental information technology, hardware, and software; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines; ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students, and University guests with an understanding of protocol and confidentiality; strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills a must; editing and proofreading skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the Graduate School, graduate students and faculty in an academic setting; Experience with Banner and other VT software systems. Computer software and website management experience; familiarity with Social Media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and VT Blogging Platforms. Associate or Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of training and/or experience.

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43,000 - 50,000

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Additional Information


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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