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Program Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech (LLI)

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice Pres-Outreach & Intrntl Affrs
Department: CE Program Development
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Program/Project Management

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Continuing & Professional Education (CPE), the Program Coordinator serves as a member of the CPE team, which supports the LLI (see LLI website for more information). The LLI is a member-driven, volunteer organization that draws on the wealth of knowledge in the New River Valley region to provide intellectual, cultural, and social experiences for curious adults 50 and older. As a key member of the LLI team, this position supports critical functions of the program operations, which require exceptional attention to detail, professionalism, and excellent customer service skills in working with a senior demographic. The position also supports other LLI priorities guided by the volunteer leadership, including marketing, fundraising, member communication, maintenance of the LLI Facebook page, and a wide variety of instructional support. The job duties are varied, and as the only dedicated employee for LLI, the role is critical to the success of the program. The successful candidate must be able to organize and prioritize competing demands, work collaboratively with volunteer leaders, independently manage their time and responsibilities, and comfortably learn and use new technology for critical operations. A self-motivated individual with a penchant for lifelong learning and a desire for fun will be a great addition to the team.

Required Qualifications

Excellent customer service skills/experience and a passion for community service
Exceptional administrative, organizational and time management skills with ability to execute program plans
Proficient computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and data entry
Ability to work and make decisions independently with minimal supervision while functioning in a team environment
Ability to prioritize competing demands in support of the most critical program goals
Ability to track and manage numerous details, working with a high degree of accuracy
Strong writing, proofreading, and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a continuing education setting or project management environment with a focus on event planning and coordination
Experience in marketing and communications, such as newsletter creation, social media posts, and preparation of printed materials
Experience with Google tools, Zoom, and ability to learn other systems required for the position
Experience in analyzing data and preparing simple and effective reports


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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience up to a budget maximum of $23/hour

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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.

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