Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

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Virginia Tech - College of Engineering
Blacksburg, VA
Research Coordinator

Job no: 524696

Work type: Administrative & Professional

Senior management: College of Engineering

Department: Dean - Engineering

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Research Coordinator for the Office of Research and Innovation will support the development and implementation of the Region 2 GO Virginia project. The selected candidate will support the advisory committees, consisting of leaders from education and industry from the New River Valley, Roanoke-Alleghany Highlands, and Lynchburg Regions. This position will develop and lead data collection and analysis of an inventory of regional training programs.

This position involves serving as the main point of contact to help regional companies find training and technical assistance resources that best fit their needs. This position requires juggling multiple tasks and projects to meet program deadlines. In order to keep everything running seamlessly, the Research Coordinator must be highly motivated, extremely organized, capable of multitasking, have excellent communication skills, and be able to manage time well. This position also requires collaboration at all levels of the partner organizations, working with team members, senior management, and industry partners to advance the project. The successful candidate is expected to travel to partner locations.

Required Qualifications

●Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Education, or related field

●Demonstrated professional project management experience in an academic or industrial environment.

●Experience providing administrative support to committees.

●Strong composition, communication, and organizational skills.

●Proficiency with current software such as Zoom, MS Word, PPT, and Excel.

●Excellent attention to detail.

●Creative, independent, and highly motivated.

●Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

●Ability to travel to partner locations.

●Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

●Experience in event planning.

●Experience with developing promotional materials.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

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 Lee Bishop at leebishop@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: February 15, 2023

Applications Close: Open until filled