Program Assistant
Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA

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Seeking qualified candidates for the position of Program Assistant to provide program support for University Organizational and Professional Development ( UOPD ) Assistant Directors and the UOPD Event Coordinator. Primary duties include preparation of UOPD training workshop materials, classroom set-up/breakdown and reservations, and responding to inquiries from staff and faculty regarding UOPD training workshops and services via answering phones, responding to emails, and greeting visitors. The Program Assistant will also provide support for general UOPD office tasks such as mail distribution, photocopying, filing, and office coverage.

Required Qualifications:
Previous experience providing program or administrative support in a professional office environment; previous customer service experience; proficient use of current office computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and specific tasks such as mail merges, spreadsheets, and calendar entries; excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work with staff and faculty; excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work assignments; ability to safely and independently move and arrange classroom furniture; must be dependable and able to work independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience with event planning and/or classroom scheduling; familiarity with standard classroom audio visual equipment; working knowledge of Virginia Tech policies and procedures.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check

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Describe Other:
Office hours M-F, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Work schedule to be discussed.

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How to Apply for this Job:
Interested applicants should complete an online application at, posting #SW01300050. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of March 6, 2013.

Employee Category:
Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year

Appointment Type:
Temp, non-salaried wage

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Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime

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Calendar Year

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Pay Range:
Commensurate with Experience

Univ. Organization and Professional Development

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Office hours M-F, 8:00am - 5:00 pm

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Diversity 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.

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