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Director of Local Government and Community Relations in the NRV

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Legal Affairs
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Job Description

The Director of Local Government and Community Relations in the New River Valley serves as a key liaison for the university with the local governments and communities of the New River Valley (NRV). The position requires extensive engagement with university leaders as well as extensive engagement with local NRV elected and community leaders. The position serves as a central source of awareness of university local government and community relations activities and a facilitator of conversations, where needed, between the university and NRV external engagement. The position reports to the Associate Vice President of Government and Community Relations.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree with government and/or community relations experience or experience working for an elected official or agency.
• Proven writer and strong communicator.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience working and interacting with senior level managers within an organization and elected officials.
• Demonstrated ability and desire to work as part of a team.
• Proven experience addressing issues of a sensitive nature and ability to exercise discretion and good judgement as appropriate.
• Residence in the New River Valley.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree or law degree with government relations or community relations experience.
• Demonstrated interest in higher education policy.
• Proficiency in Power Point.

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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.

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

Advertised: August 9, 2021
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