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Publications Assistant

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: CALS Extension
Location: Hybrid
Categories: Administrative / Clerical

Job Description

The VCE Publications Assistant supports the Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication team members as primary point of contact for the VCE internal storefront and distributes dynamic and accessible publications and other resources. Under the direction of the VCE Publication Manager, the Publications Assistant is responsible for maintaining and promoting the VCE Storefront, configuring site data, serving as the point of contact for internal and external customers, and Office Depot representatives; managing site notifications, providing technical support, preparing reports; managing resources on the site; providing customer service; managing site users, providing site training, and other tasks as needed. Additional duties include posting publications to the VCE Website, the VCE Storefront, and the Library of Virginia publications depository; implementing the permanent link process, reviewing and editing standard nonpeer-reviewed for accessibility; reviewing and editing video captions in YouTube and Kaltura; assisting with data management; as well as fiscal duties including purchasing and payments; and general office tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

High attention to detail, ability to work independently, with a commitment to quality customer service. Experience working with Content Management Systems and websites. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to manage complex spreadsheets, and be extremely organized. Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with e-commerce websites. Knowledge of digital accessibility requirements and the ability to create accessible digital content. Knowledge of Virginia Tech fiscal processes and software, including HokieMart and Chrome River.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Review Date

July 7, 2022

Additional Information

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

Must have a driver's license check with an acceptable and safe driving record.

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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