Program Coordinator

Job Description

General responsibilities include: coordinates all aspects of programming (except gender-based violence focused programs) to students, staff and faculty for the Women’s Center including program design, implementation, supervision, and assessment of Women’s Center efforts aimed at advocacy and educating the university community on gender, women’s issues, diversity, equity and social justice. Provides leadership to centerwide programming related to equity, wellness, leadership, and community-building. Programming may include speaker series, book groups, wellness programs, leadership workshops, salary negotiation workshops, networking opportunities, and more. Coordinates the university’s Women’s Month activities for the month of March. Assists, as needed, the center’s gender-based violence prevention efforts. Responsible for developing programs aimed at supporting identified populations such as women of color, LGBTQ+ communities, international communities, and others. Coordinates program design, resource allocation, and implementation timeline for educational programs and events. Works closely with the Co-Director for Programming and the Special Projects Coordinator on efforts related to programming and educational outreach. Coordinates outreach and marketing efforts to university and off-campus communities including center brochures, newsletter, social media, website and other web-based materials and platforms. Develops and implements publicity plans and PR materials for all program areas. Coordinates collaborative program efforts with university and off-campus offices. With the Co-Director for Programming, prepares budgetary, programmatic and assessment reports.

Supervisor of Non-Professional Staff: may include work study students and volunteers, undergraduate and graduate student interns, service learning students, field placement students, and others as needed for programming and special projects.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in an academic or professional field;
• Demonstrated experience in the delivery of educational programs and outreach initiatives;
• Excellent communication skills, including written and public speaking;
• Experience with graphic design, social media administration and/or web development;
• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse people on complex and potentially sensitive issues; and
• Demonstrated commitment to intersectional women’s and gender issues.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience and knowledge of multicultural and diversity programming aimed at improving work and learning climates for students, staff, and faculty; and
• Experience in a higher education setting.

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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 veteran 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.

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Advertised: October 15, 2020
Applications close: October 22, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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