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Program Coordinator

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Job Description

The Global Change Center (GCC) supports the research of nearly 100 faculty from more than 20 departments, a vibrant campus-wide interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, a variety of undergraduate experiential learning programs, and several strategic partnerships that create novel opportunities for faculty and students and promote a diverse and inclusive research community. The Center is a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

The Program Coordinator for the Global Change Center (GCC) will provide support to meet the diverse programmatic, communications, and event management needs of the GCC, a Center within the Fralin Life Sciences Institute (FLSI). The GCC Coordinator works closely with the Center's director, staff and FLSI executive leadership team, as well as the various FLSI administrative units to operate all aspects of the Center. The GCC coordinator is also expected to have frequent interactions with faculty, students, other administrators, event service providers, and visiting scholars. Primary responsibilities of the GCC Coordinator include administrative management of the center and overall coordination of daily activities in support of the Center's success.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, communications, or STEM field related to global change or demonstrated significant experience in lieu of degree
  • Experience providing administrative or programmatic support in an academic or professional office environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite; Google Suite; social media
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with scientific communication or related communication focus
  • Experience managing budgets, including purchasing and invoicing
  • Demonstrated experience with event planning such as schedule coordination, catering, venue selection
  • Experience working with academic faculty and students, particularly scientists and engineers
  • Experience working with diverse staff and stakeholders

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

May 31, 2022

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 Erin Cassidy at ecassidy@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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