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Economic Development Specialist

Other, Program/Project Management

Blacksburg

Economic Development Specialist

  • 522185
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Economic Development
  • Other
  • Program/Project Management
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The specialist will develop and conduct applied research and technical assistance projects and participate in the collaborative design and implementation of projects with a special focus in the Blacksburg/Roanoke area. This position, reporting to the director of the Center for Economic and Community Engagement (CECE) is a restricted calendar year, administrative and professional faculty appointment.

Responsibilities include:
Design and implement projects addressing economic and community development needs across Virginia on subjects such as research commercialization, manufacturing extension, distributed research centers, strategic innovation partnerships, asset-based development, entrepreneurship, and strategic planning. This requires the specialist to undertake the following:

Conduct diverse forms of research and analysis such as economic impact and feasibility studies, market analysis, cluster studies, strategic planning, and program design and evaluation with emphasis on economically distressed areas in Virginia.

Prepare reports and deliver public presentations to project clients and other stakeholder's derived from that research.

Write and submit sponsored project proposals, including scope of work, budget development, and secure funding from national, state, and local sources to support up a substantial portion of salary and fringe for this position.

Develop contacts with current and potential clients across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors through regular travel around the state, active participation in professional associations, and other marketing activities of the unit.

Build strong relationships with academic departments at the university, including faculty as partners in projects.

Participate in internal evaluations and conduct impact assessments of past projects.

Participate in recruiting, selecting, and managing graduate assistants and undergraduate interns.

Willingness to undertake extensive travel, primarily within the state of Virginia.

Required Qualifications

Experience with applied research or technical assistance projects in a collaborative, interdisciplinary setting.

Experience with research and practice grounded in economic concepts and their application.

Possess exemplary communication and analytical skills.
Demonstrated capacity as a highly organized, creative, entrepreneurial self-starter, capable of contributing to a team.
Advanced degree in planning, public administration, business, economics or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

An understanding of and interest in contributing to the scholarship of economic development.

Experience with grant writing for federal funding agencies.

Demonstrated ability to build collaborative teams across organizations.

 

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

$48,000 - $53,000

Review Date

1/23/23

Additional Information

Hybrid work arrangement is temporary until new office renovations are complete or until alternate office arrangements are made.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal 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.

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

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sarah Lyon-Hill at sarahlh@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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