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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AC263-0LCX Posted on: 2018-08-1408/14/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Communications Associate/Administrative Assistant

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.

Position Summary:
The Department of Food Science and Technology seeks a Communications Associate/Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to the faculty, staff and students. The Communication Associate/Administrative Assistant is responsible for:
• Leading all public relations, marketing, communication, and outreach efforts for the department to promote programs, facilities, services, and events.
• Oversight for the production of all promotional materials and publications (photo, video, flyers, posters, banners, handouts, digital signage, social media, website, etc.).
• Assisting with the processing of orders through HokieMart
• Assisting with travel arrangements and managing travel through the TEM system.
• Assists with administrative responsibilities in managing departmental activities and operations.

Required Qualifications:
Experience in fields of Public Relations and Communications that includes responsibilities such as developing and executing a marketing plan, creating a departmental/business image, and oversight of promotional publication creation; Demonstrated strong computer skills and understanding of web development tools; Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills; Experience providing high-level administrative support and customer service in a professional office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business Administration or similar field; Demonstrated experience with HokieMart, HokieSpa and TEM travel system; Experience with Microsoft Office software and web development tools.

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