Outreach and Events Manager
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Job no: 521408
Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres-Outreach & Intrntl Affrs
Department: Global Education Office
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
The Global Education Office’s Outreach and Events Manager is responsible for maintaining GEO connections with offices across campus, ensuring consistent flow of information between the office and our stakeholder groups (faculty, students, families, alumni, and academic, Student Affairs, and Advancement offices), and organizing and promoting GEO outreach and recruitment events. Reporting to the Director of Global Education, this position serves to engage the full spectrum of GEO’s constituencies, sustaining visibility and awareness of the office’s mission, promoting collaborative student- and faculty-focused recruitment and development opportunities, and ensuring alignment of Global Education activities with the University’s strategic goals.
Undergraduate degree in communications, marketing, or related field, or significant comparable experience
Work experience in events management
Experience with word processing and desktop publishing software such as MS Office, Adobe Creative suites, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, evidenced in work experience and application materials
Ability to plan, organize and work independently and deliver products on schedule
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultural backgrounds
Experience living, studying, or working overseas
Experience supervising students in a higher education setting or similar supervisory experience
Demonstrated experience with online international education management software such as Terra Dotta
Work experience in marketing and communications in a higher education setting.
Proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English
Commensurate with experience to budget maximum of $54,000
Communication skills are very important to this position. Please be aware that your cover letter (1 page limit) and resume will be considered as evidence of your communication skills. In addition, please provide an example of how you worked independently, how you worked as part of a team, how you resolved a difficult situation through discussion.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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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