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Communications and Development Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Communications and Development Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0180014
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 Communications and Development Manager will plan, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive communications and development program for the Virginia Cyber Range.
Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies for external funding. Oversee and supervise execution of administrative and business processes across the organization to ensure efficient, effective execution and assist where necessary. Organize and coordinate operations in ways that ensure maximum productivity. Represent the cyber range at conferences and other events.

This position will have a strong record of progressive experience in today’s communications fields, which includes evidence of strong writing and editing, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and marketing skills; proficiency in using word processing, image processing, content management systems, and social media tools; a strong understanding of effective graphic design and branding principles; demonstrated experience using digital media, the web, online marketing, direct marketing, and social media best practices; and the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities in a dynamic environment. This position will work as a member of the VA Cyber Range’s team to promote the overall institutional goals related to communications, public relations, marketing, fundraising, and business engagement. This position will also contribute to the preparation, coordination, and submission of collaborative proposals for grant funding.

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field, or a bachelor’s degree with related training and experience.
-A strong record of progressive experience in today’s communication fields, including demonstrated reporting, writing, and editing skills.
-Excellent organizational and leadership skills
-Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
-Must have strong computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet navigation, and understanding social media

Preferred Qualifications:

-Previous experience working in communications within a university/higher education setting.
-Thorough understanding of diverse business processes and strategy development
-Good understanding of research methods and data analytics techniques
-Advanced experience in project planning and budgeting
-Experience with responding to federal RFPs and/or other solicitations.

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

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application to Apply to posting #AP0180014. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 1/31/2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Cyber Range
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 (Flexible Working Schedule allowed)
Job Posting Date: 01/22/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/05/2018
Job Close Date:
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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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