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Part-time Office Coordinator, Office of Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning


Part-time Office Coordinator, Office of Relevant, Experiential and Applied Learning

  • req2794
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Academic Affairs
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Office of Relevant, Experiential, and Applied Learning (REAL) seeks a new team member to assist and support VCU’s experiential learning initiatives! The selected candidate will provide general support and assistance to the REAL Office with a focus on student outreach, event planning and coordination of faculty and staff development initiatives. For more information about VCU's REAL initiative, visit: https://real.vcu.edu/.

Areas of work will include but not be limited to:

General office and clerical support
  • Organizing and maintaining office common areas
  • Assisting with incoming and outgoing communications
  • Management of the REAL Update listserv and newsletter
  • Maintaining databases, workflows, and document archives
  • Support organizations within REAL as needed

Student engagement
  • Supervising and coordinating REAL student workers and interns
  • Coordinating the REAL Transformative Learning Ambassador program and other student recognition programs
  • Assisting with student registration in REAL courses and programs
  • Planning and implementation of student-facing events and initiatives including Fall and Spring Experiential Learning Fairs

Faculty and staff engagement and support
  • Planning and implementation of faculty and staff-facing events including town halls, information sessions, focus groups, a spring Keeping it REAL faculty/staff showcase, and quarterly meetings of the REAL Council
  • REAL Council membership management
  • Coordination of externally facing communications and promotion/outreach efforts, including the REAL grant programs

Required Qualifications:
  • Ability to work part-time at 20-29 hours per week
  • Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to professionalism and collegiality in all interactions
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms
  • Ability to work on multiple projects in conjunction with reasonable interruption
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships and collaborations with faculty
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Demonstrated experience working in fostering a diverse student, staff, and faculty environment, or commitment to do so as an employee at VCU

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Current VCU graduate student
  • Completion of at least one experiential learning opportunity such as service-learning, study abroad, research, civic engagement, or an internship in high school or college
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with event planning and implementation
  • Previous experience working with college students in a university setting
  • Experience with marketing, including social media
  • Experience with data analysis or survey development


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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