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Project Manager

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres-Outreach & Intrntl Affrs
Department: Economic Development
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Program/Project Management

Job Description

The project manager for the Center for Economic and Community Engagement will support the development and implementation of the Region 2 Internship Collaborative and the Region 2 GO Virginia Council. The selected candidate will support leadership committees in both projects, navigating complex networks and relationships from education, industry, non-profit and government across the New River Valley, Roanoke-Alleghany Highlands, and Lynchburg Regions. This position will develop and lead data collection and analysis of an inventory of regional internship projects. This position is also responsible for organizing and developing the collaborative’s implementation plan and marketing and outreach for GO Virginia Region 2.

This position involves juggling multiple tasks and projects and meeting deadlines and managing staff position supporting these projects. In order to keep everything running seamlessly, the project manager should be extremely organized, capable of multitasking and managing time well. This position also requires collaboration at all levels of the partner organizations, working with team members, senior management, and customers to move the project forward and requires excellent communication skills.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in business, education, public affairs or related fields
• Demonstrated professional project/program management experience in conducting complex activities in an academic or industrial environment
• Strong composition, communication, and organizational skills
• The willingness to work in a fast-paced flexible research environment
• Proficiency with current office computer software such as MS Word, PPT, and Excel
• Excellent attention to detail
• Creative, independent, and highly motivated
• Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as with a team

Preferred Qualifications

•Advanced degree or substantial experience in a field related to data collection and analysis and the communication of complex information to the general public
•Awareness and understanding of issues involving human resource management, experiential learning, or workforce development programming
•Ability to edit and develop communication materials for multiple audiences

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Salary Information

Commensurate with qualifications, up to a salary max of $62,000

Review Date

April 15, 2024

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a 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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