Communications and Academic Specialist
Supports departmental faculty members with typing, editing, copying of highly technical and complex course material and correspondence as well as any committee assignments they may have. Academic support includes conveying programmatic information related to policies and procedures while working with the department head, faculty, and office staff in performing ongoing activities of the department. General support encompasses coordination of departmental faculty activities; office supplies; creating spreadsheets; data entry; drafting, proofreading, and editing documents; development of marketing materials; assistance with committees and project coordination; and assistance with event planning of departmental events. This position will be responsible for creating and maintaining the department website, social media, and marketing by using the Virginia Tech Brand Standards and communicate by the VT Voice.
Previous experience providing administrative support in an academic or professional office environment; experience with computer software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and email; strong organizational skills; ability to work independently while functioning as a team member; strong interpersonal and communications skills for positive interactions with both external and internal clients; managing confidential files and materials; ability to work with detailed information; demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple deadlines while maintaining attention to detail; strong competency in writing, grammar, composition, and proofreading; demonstrated proficiency with software such as Microsoft and Google Suites, Adobe Creative Cloud and InDesign; experience with Windows Operating System, internet browsers, Outlook programs and scheduling software.
Higher education coursework demonstrating knowledge of collegiate programs desired; experience supporting higher education academic programs or knowledge of the operations of an academic office; knowledge of university policies and procedures; working knowledge of HokieMart, CashNet and the Banner Student system.
July 19, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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