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Marketing & Advancement Specialist

Marketing & Advancement Specialist

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/45031
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Highlands Community College

Title: Marketing & Advancement Specialist

Agency: Virginia Highlands Community College

Location: Washington - 191

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $15 to $20 per hour depending upon qualifications

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Virginia Highlands Community College serves our community by providing quality and affordable education, training, and cultural activities through an array of flexible, diverse programs that enable community members to succeed today and in the future.

The faculty, staff, and stakeholders of Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) enjoy the privilege of serving the citizens of the commonwealth who reside in Washington County, western Smyth County, and the city of Bristol, VA. One of 23 institutions in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), VHCC is a beacon for educational opportunities, in view of Mt. Rogers and Whitetop Mountain at Exit 14 on Interstate 81 in Abingdon, VA. With a robust 54-year heritage, VHCC serves students in the service region through a Workforce Development Division, a Professional and Technical Studies Division, an Arts and Sciences Division, and a Nursing Division. VHCC awards credentials and continuing education courses as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates.

Marketing & Advancement Specialist, VHCC Institutional Advancement Division:   Hourly, wage Institutional Advancement Specialist position scheduled to work flexible schedule Monday through Friday approximately 29 hours per week with no fringe benefits.  Pay range is $15.00-$20.00 per hour, depending upon qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications:

Responsibilities:  Responsible for producing, promoting, and communicating a range of engagement activities that result in constituents developing new/deeper bonds with and a greater affection for the mission of the College and the Educational Foundation.  The primary areas of responsibility for this position will be:

  • Assist the marketing department with the development/production of marketing & communications content including basic website editing, graphic design, collateral production support, photography/videography, digital screen and marquee announcements, and other key activities.
  • Support the work of the VHCC Foundation with donor/sponsor engagement, operations maintenance, and board assistance.
  • Assist with planning special events and event-day support.  
  • Manage event and hospitality resource assets.
  • Provide general administrative support, as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrated experience in social media or marketing production and engagement required.
  • Experience in administrative support, sales/marketing, or customer service required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desired Characteristics:  The successful candidate will show evidence of the ability to: 
  • A minimum of education and/or experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in relevant field required.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing including proper use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, editing and proof reading.
  • Work independently in a fast-paced environment, appropriately managing and prioritizing multiple projects. 
  • Strong interpersonal, conversational, and presentational skills, demonstrating an emotional intelligence and situational awareness.
  • Previous experience with DonorPerfect or equivalent database system preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, Adobe Creative Suite, and similar software.
  • Maintain a high level of ethics and confidentiality in performance of all job duties.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders important to the college.


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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