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Project Manager  « Position Deleted on 12/10/2013 »

Institution: Virginia Tech
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Category:
  • Admin - Adult and Continuing Education Programs
Posted: 11/25/2013
Type: Full Time
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Posting Number: SW0130681
Percent Employment: Full-time
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience up to an anticiated budget maximum of $41,000
Department: Continuing Education Administration

About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 30 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 30 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.

Position Summary:
The primary objective of this position is to provide project planning and program management for Continuing and Professional Education ( CPE). The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of short courses, training programs, conferences, institute, workshops, and other unique outreach offerings; program budgeting; defining and managing the timeline and scope of services for each project; working with the program coordinator team and all CPE functional units to oversee project implementation; having sole financial responsibility and accountability for each project; negotiating facility agreements and contracts; assessment of program needs and marketing research; and post-program reporting.

Occasional travel required to provide on-site local and out-of-town program support. Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work required based upon program schedules.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent level of training and experience in financial, business or hospitality management; experience with project planning in a continuing education setting; experience developing and financially managing short courses, conferences, workshops and special events; experience preparing budget plans to meet stated financial goals; must have basic computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, email,internet navigation and an understanding of social media; must be able to handle numerous projects and details and prioritize according to needs; must be a team player and have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have the ability to manage and handle on-the-spot changes and emergencies in a professional and effective manner.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's degree in a related field; advanced experience in project planning and budgeting in continuing education setting; experience with Commonwealth of Virginia and/or university policies and procedures; individuals with Certified Program Planner ( CPP), Certified Meeting Planner ( CMP), or Project Management Professional ( PMP) designations.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Must have valid driver's license, Other (Describe Below)

Must have a conviction check:
Yes

Describe Other:
8-5 M-F/Flex dependent upon program schedules; Occasional travel required to provide on-site local and out of town program support. Occasional weekend, early morning and late evening work required based upon program schedules.

How to Apply for this Job:
Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0130681.

Employee Category:
Staff (Salary)

Appointment Type:
Restricted

If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
Renewed Yearly

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Academic Year or Calendar Year:
Calendar Year

Pay Band: 4

Work Location:
Blacksburg

Work Schedule:
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, flex dependent upon program schedule.

Job Close Date:
12/09/2013

Restricted to university employees only?
No

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

Applicant Documents:

Required:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional:
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3
  4. List of References
  5. Other Doc

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.