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Regional Outreach Program Manager

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Regional Outreach Program Manager
Role Title: Education Support Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170251
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The regional outreach program manager will be independently responsible for program implementation strategy, project planning, budgeting, and management of CCC conferences, meetings, short courses, workshops, and the development of other program models. This position will be responsible for defining and managing the timeline and scope of services for each program in cooperation with CPE’s functional units and oversee program implementation. The regional outreach program manager will have sole financial responsibility and accountability for each program and meeting revenue goals established by CCC leadership. Position will include assessment of program needs and marketing research, proposal and grant writing, business development, and contract negotiation. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing portfolios of related offerings to ensure that the cross-project work effort remains feasible from a business standpoint and realizes benefits. This position will also be responsible for identifying and developing partnerships to address corporate, government, and community outreach and engagement needs. The ability to troubleshoot and handle multiple distractions will be a must for the successful candidate. Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required based upon program schedules and program needs. This position will be based at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center, Newport News with an expectation of regular travel within the Tidewater and Greater Richmond regions. Occasional travel to the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and other Virginia Tech locations around the Commonwealth is expected. This position is a restricted appointment and continuation of appointment may be contingent upon availability of funding and business needs.

Required Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or equivalent training and/or experience in financial, business or hospitality management.

•Experience with project planning in a continuing education setting.

•Experience developing and financially managing conferences, workshops or special events.

•Experience preparing budget plans to meet stated financial goal.

•Strong computer skills in business applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet navigation.

•Ability to handle numerous projects and details and prioritize according to needs.

•Must be a team player, with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have the ability to manage and handle changes and emergencies in real-time.

•Ability to function effectively with minimal supervision in a variety of roles as needed, including: program leader, collaborator, and support personnel.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Training or experience in financial or business management or hotel and hospitality management.

•Advanced experience with spreadsheets.

•Advanced experience in project planning and budgeting in continuing education setting.

•Experience with procurement and contract negotiations across a program portfolio.

•Experience in a higher education environment.

•Experience with Commonwealth and/or university policies and procedures.

•Experience with proposal and grant writing.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required based upon program schedules and program needs. This position will be based at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center, Newport News with an expectation of regular travel within the Tidewater and Greater Richmond regions. Occasional travel to the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and other Virginia Tech locations around the Commonwealth is expected. This position is a restricted appointment and continuation of appointment may be contingent upon availability of funding and business needs.

Employment Comments:

Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required based upon program schedules and program needs. This position will be based at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center, Newport News with an expectation of regular travel within the Tidewater and Greater Richmond regions. Occasional travel to the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and other Virginia Tech locations around the Commonwealth is expected. This position is a restricted appointment and continuation of appointment may be contingent upon availability of funding and business needs.

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply for this position, please go to www.jobs.vt.edu. Search for posting SW0170251. Attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references to the online application.
Review of applications will begin on April 14, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the search chair, Lesa Hanlin (lesa@vt.edu/804-662-7288) by the review date.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience up to a budget maximum of $42,000
Department: Richmond Center
Work Location: Other - Virginia
Location, if not Blacksburg: Richmond/Hampton Roads
Location Zip Code: 23606
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5 Occasional weekend, early morning & late evening work required based on program needs
Posting Date: 03/31/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/14/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/75118

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have previous experience with program and/or event planning?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  5. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3