Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.
The regional outreach program manager will be independently responsible for program implementation strategy, project planning, budgeting, and management of Virginia Tech Roanoke Center conferences, meetings, short courses, workshops, and the development of other program models. This position will be responsible for defining and managing the time-line and scope of services for each program in cooperation with Continuing and Professional Education's functional units and oversee program implementation. The regional outreach program manager will have sole financial responsibility and accountability for each program and meeting revenue goals established by the Executive Director of Roanoke Regional Initiatives. The position will include new business development, assessment of program needs and marketing research, proposal and grant writing, and contract negotiation. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing portfolios of related offerings to ensure that the cross¬-project work effort remains feasible from a business standpoint and realizes benefits. This position will also be responsible for identifying and developing partnerships to address corporate, government, and community outreach and engagement needs. The ability to troubleshoot and handle multiple distractions will be a must for the successful candidate. Occasional weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required based upon program schedules and program needs. This position will be based at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center. Occasional travel to the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia and other Virginia Tech locations around the Commonwealth is expected. This position is a restricted appointment and continuation of appointment may be contingent upon availability of funding and business needs.
Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent level of training and/or experience.
Experience with project planning in a continuing education setting.
Experience developing and financially managing conferences, workshops or special events.
Experience preparing budget plans to meet stated financial goal.
Strong computer skills in business applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, email and internet navigation.
Ability to handle numerous projects and details and prioritize according to needs.
Must be a team player, with excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have the ability to manage and handle changes and emergencies in real-time.
Ability to function effectively with minimal supervision in a variety of roles as needed, including: program leader, collaborator, and support personnel.
Training or experience in financial or business management or hotel and hospitality management.
Business development with experience in creating and managing client relationships.
Advanced experience in project planning and budgeting in continuing education setting.
Experience with procurement and contract negotiations across a program portfolio.
Experience in a higher education environment.
Experience with Commonwealth and/or university policies and procedures.
Experience with proposal and grant writing.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of more than $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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).