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Event and Administrative Assistant

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice Pres-Outreach & Intrntl Affrs
Department: Richmond Center
Location: Richmond Area
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

The Event and Administrative Assistant (EAA) is supervised by the Assistant Director of the Virginia Tech Richmond Center. The EAA position will work as part of a team to prepare and execute events and programs, provide excellent front-line reception and customer service, and assist internal and external partners with administrative and program support. The EAA work will include day/evening/weekend shifts with occasional staff meetings and trainings. The EAA work schedule will vary and has the potential to include consistent evening and weekend work depending on center activities. Scheduled hours may increase or decrease based on seasonal needs. Due to the nature of this position, the Event and Administrative Assistant will be required to bend, stand for at least 4 hours, push, pull, lift, carry and move items up to 40 pounds or more.

Required Qualifications

Previous customer service experience
Proficiency with use and operation of standard office equipment and computer software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Must be a team player.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Flexibility and the ability to quickly and smoothly handle unanticipated changes and needs.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to lift or push up to 40 pounds.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations as well as demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with audio/visual equipment such as laptops, projectors and microphones.
Knowledge of Canvas or Learning Management Systems.
Working knowledge of supporting events.
Knowledge of state/university policies and procedures


Salary Information

$15-$17/hour, commensurate with experience

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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.

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

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