Program Coordinator, Professional Development and Experiential Programs

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Other Student Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Description

Career and Professional Development (CPD) is a centralized office of 29 staff dedicated to educating and supporting students as they explore and choose academic majors and career options, obtain and reflect upon career-related experiences, develop a professional presence and essential skills for workplace success, and launch post-graduation career plans, including graduate/professional school and employment. CPD is focusing on strategic initiatives around experiential learning that support the university’s efforts to provide guided learning opportunities to all undergraduate students at Virginia Tech. Now is an exciting time to join CPD if you are passionate about experiential learning and professional development, creative, adaptable, an energetic and a collaborative team player, and are looking to help build new experiential programs for students.

The Program Coordinator will coordinate various experiential and professional development programming including program design, implementation, resource allocation, timeline, and assessment of programs and events. Responsible for coordinating programs aimed at providing work-based learning opportunities for students, professional competency development, and reflection on learning. Programming includes events, workshops, synchronous and asynchronous programs. Additionally, the Program Coordinator will support the career development of students through coaching and delivering presentations on experiential learning and professional development topics. Team members also work with employers to understand the breadth and depth of experiential and post-graduation opportunities available for students.

Key Responsibilities:
•Assist with the management and execution of cooperative education and internship programs.
•Serve as grader for section of CEP 4084/3084 (zero credit co-op/intern course).
•Coach students seeking and participating in internships and co-ops for a successful experience.
•Plan and coordinate annual program recognition events and other professional development programs for students.
•Develop marketing, promotional, and assessment plan for programs and events.
•Advise students and deliver presentations on co-op/internship search strategies, CEIP overview, program information sessions, and other professional development topics.
•Coordinate/assist with program enrollment and event registration.
•Attend site visits with organizations employing program students.
•Build relationships with faculty, staff, and employers to increase opportunities for student experiential programs and participation.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree. Strong communication skills including public speaking, presentations, facilitating, and teaching. Experience advising or mentoring college students. Excellent administrative skills, including multi-tasking and attention to detail, and the ability to work collaboratively on a team. Experience with project management, event planning, and building relationships with partners and stakeholders. Demonstrated initiative, innovation, and intercultural and diversity appreciation. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high demand work environment

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or coursework in education, counseling, or related field. Experience with experiential learning and/or professional development training and creating/developing new programs.

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Salary Information

$40,000 - $46,000

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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 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.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact S ue Ellen Crocker at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: July 22, 2021
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