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Regional Outreach Program Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Regional Outreach Program Manager
Role Title: Education Support Specialist III
Posting Number: SW0170885
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 Virginia Tech Roanoke Center conferences, meetings, short courses, workshops, and the development of other program models. This position will be responsible for defining and managing the time-line and scope of services for each program in cooperation with Continuing and Professional Education’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 the Executive Director of Roanoke Regional Initiatives. The position will include new business development, assessment of program needs and marketing research, proposal and grant writing, 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 Roanoke Center. 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 related field and/or equivalent level of training and/or experience.

•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.

•Business development with experience in creating and managing client relationships.

•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, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Occasional evening coverage is required.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates should apply online at (Posting SW0170885) and include with the staff application a cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 540/231-9331. A review of applications will begin 11/28/2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: 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, with a budget maximum of $46,000
Department: Virginia Tech Roanoke Center
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg: Will be working out of the Roanoke, VA location
Location Zip Code: 246014
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Posting Date: 11/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/09/2018
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.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • 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. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Virginia Tech job site (
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
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    • 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)
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  4. 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. Other Doc