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Project Coordinator

Other, Program/Project Management

Project Coordinator

  • 522764
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Analytics & Institutional Effective
  • Other
  • Program/Project Management
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The individual in this position would join a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals who are leading Virginia Tech’s analytics and institutional effectiveness strategy. Through data, this team creates an operational and long-term strategy for Virginia Tech’s success as an academic institution. The individual in this position would provide project support for AIE’s data-centered initiatives.
The project coordinator, will manage AIE’s data governance planning, coordinate departmental projects and schedules, and manage data governance-related initiatives. This includes working as a liaison between data owners, stewards, and business units to improve business processes and the quality of data within the systems. In addition, the person in this position would establish best practices and maintain taxonomies, glossaries, and directories as well as develop rules for their use. Working with the data literacy committee, create data literacy and quality programs to establish knowledge management and promote a data-driven culture at Virginia Tech will be key aspects of this position.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects and activities, including meetings and events.
• Manage project conflicts, challenges, and dynamic business requirements to keep operations running efficiently
• Must be able to multi-task
• Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal), including the ability to explain technical concepts to a lay audience
• Ability to work well in a diverse, collegial, and consultative team environment
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and transparent manner

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in an appropriate discipline/field
• Project Manager Certification preferred
• Experience in technical writing and document editing

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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 Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@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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