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Virginia Tech

Location: BlacksburgVA 24061 Document ID: AC274-0LD6 Posted on: 2018-07-2607/26/2018 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Training/Events Specialist

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:
This position is a Virginia Cooperative Extension ( VCE ) Family Nutrition Program ( FNP ) position on restricted funds within the SNAP -Ed. Supervision will be provided by the Virginia Cooperative Extension FNP Director. The Training and Events Specialist will coordinate all logistics and planning of FNP new hire trainings, continuing education, district meetings, and events, in conjunction with the Director and administrative team.
Key responsibilities include:
• Providing overall coordination for the planning and execution of training, professional development, and events, by:
• Creating and overseeing event timelines and calendars to ensure the accomplishment of tasks;
• Communicating consistently with the FNP administrative team, HNFE Extension Specialists, and the EFNEP Coordinator at the Virginia 1890 institution to identify training/event needs and to ensure seamless communication for all staff;
• Negotiating and securing facility/event space, lodging, meals, and equipment, for trainings and events, including visiting venues;
• Overseeing the registration process and following up with participants, as needed;
• Scheduling and confirming speakers and participants;
• Acting as the liaison for reviewing and finalizing contracts between the designated facilities and the Virginia Tech legal department; and
• Assisting with the development of promotional materials for all trainings, meetings, etc.

Required Qualifications:
• A minimum of an associate's degree in education, business administration, related field, or equivalent years of experience;
• Experience with continuing education, training, and/or professional development logistics, including negotiations with facilities and hotels and contractual agreements;
• Excellent organization and communication skills;
• Experience working with diverse stakeholders;
• Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point

Preferred Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree in education, business administration, or related field;
• Previous professional experience working with university faculty
• Understanding of Virginia Cooperative Extension

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