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Research Assistant

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Research Assistant
Role Title: Public Relations & Marketing Specialist II
Posting Number: SW0170283
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 Research Assistant provides support for the Office of Economic Development. Responsibilities include collecting and analyzing economic data and conducting literature reviews. This position will also compile and format information for presentations, reports, proposals and other materials. The position will occasionally serve as a liaison with public, industry representatives and government officials. The position will also assist students and faculty to coordinate and further their research efforts. Some travel could be required.

Required Qualifications:

Experience conducting research and reviewing and editing a variety of documents and research articles; experience writing and editing reports or proposals; advanced skills with MS Word, PowerPoint, Acess, and Adobe Acrobat.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, social sciences, economics, or a related field; experience with GIS analysis.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting SW0170283. Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2017.

Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 06/01/2018
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 72.5
Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: up to 15.00 per hour based on experience
Department: Economic Development
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Posting Date: 04/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 04/24/2017
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/75333

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
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    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
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    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
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  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

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