Coordinator for Communications and Education Outreach
March 22, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
Higher Education Institution
About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The Coordinator for Communications and Educational Outreach for the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) will work with the Assistant and Associate Directors to provide support for university-wide programming initiatives.
The coordinator's responsibilities will include planning and completing communications projects such as writing news stories, managing social media, taking photographs, maintaining the unit's website, and assisting colleagues with designing marketing materials. In addition to communications and marketing functions, the Coordinator for Communications and Educational Outreach will assist with the design and creation of educational modules and products.
Bachelor's degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field or a Master’s degree in a related field; experience providing programmatic support in an academic or professional office environment; experience planning and creating PR pieces; knowledge and skillset with graphic design software; ability to work effectively independently and as a team member; ability to work with deadlines; excellent communications, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
Graphic design experience; experience working with content management systems, such as WordPress and/or Ensemble; experience completing large projects independently or with a team; experience reviewing and editing a variety of documents such as web-based articles, and literature reviews/research; experience writing and editing reports, marketing literature, and news articles.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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