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Program Coordinator

Administrative / Clerical, Natural Resources, Other, Program/Project Management


Program Coordinator

  • 521680
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Administrative / Clerical
  • Natural Resources
  • Other
  • Program/Project Management

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  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The VR(Ex)Change is an international network-of-networks that is funded as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSFs) AccelNet Program. During this initial 2-year appointment, the Program Coordinator will work closely with the Program Director, and with the VR(Ex)Change Steering Committee to help get the program up and running. In addition, the Project Coordinator will play a key entrepreneurial role with VR(Ex)Change, assisting in the development of a Strategic Roadmap, and supporting proposal development to formally establish the VR(Ex)Change, including a multi-year extension of the position. The Project Coordinator will play an essential role providing a variety of services, support, and opportunities to VR(Ex)Change members who are located nationally and internationally, including faculty, graduate students, industry members, and government representatives.

Specific responsibilities of the VR(Ex)Change Project Coordinator include: support planning and coordination of the VR(Ex)Change program and its activities; help to establish and implement policies and practices; maintain budget and track expenditures/transactions; establish and maintain membership communication strategies, including the use of listservs and social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, and the development of the VR(Ex)Change website; schedule and organize meetings and events, and maintain agenda; schedule and organize the VR(Ex)Change annual workshop at the Inn at Virginia Tech; ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, workshops, presentations, etc.); Keep updated records and prepare reports and proposals; coordinate and plan the travel arrangements for the Director and VR(Ex)Change Steering Committee members.

For the first two years, this role is part-time (up to 30 hours per week), and includes a dedicated work space at Steger Hall on the Virginia Tech campus, as well as required computer and communication equipment. Benefits are included through Virginia Tech’s provider.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience providing support, administering, coordinating and/or managing projects in a professional environment; demonstrated ability to be self-starting, highly-organized, and able to interface effectively with diverse VR(Ex)Change members and stakeholders; use of MS Suite software applications to support project management, including financial and task-tracking (e.g., Excel), and the preparation of various documents (E.g., Word, PowerPoint); use of Outlook and other MS Suite software applications (e.g., Excel, Access) to manage membership lists, and initiate regular network communication; experience utilizing various MS Suite software applications (e.g., SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive) to setup and host virtual meeting and collaboration spaces for a variety of VR(Ex)Change purposes; outstanding communication skills and problem-solving skills, and the ability to learn new digital applications and platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with event planning and coordination; experience with digital communication strategies and implementation; working knowledge of program management and development procedures; working knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Teh

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 Angie Riegel at ariegel@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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