Staff Employment

Staff Employment

Copywriter & Content Specialist
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for a Copywriter & Content Specialist.  This position supports UVa Wise’s communications priorities and programming through the development of print and digital copy and social media content.  Reporting to the Marketing Director, the Copywriter & Content Specialist develops clear, persuasive and compelling written copy that promotes the College’s culture, life, programming and thought-leadership in a compelling way.  The position will plan and execute social media marketing campaigns, developing social posts and content to generate interest and engagement with the College’s key audiences.  The Copywriter & Content Specialist monitors and tracks social media mentions and provides topline reports, and collaborates with colleagues within the communications team and across the College to support UVa Wise’s marketing needs and broader strategic objectives.  A bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or a related field is required, along with at least three years of experience in writing marketing copy.  The successful candidate must have strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent organizational and planning skills; the ability to communicate using various media; the ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple projects simultaneously; an understanding of branding, brand positioning and the importance of brand voice and narrative to tell a compelling brand story over time, to many audiences over several platforms; exacting attention to detail; and experience working both independently and as part of a team and to accept and translate feedback.  To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva, search for Copywriter & Content Specialist, and complete the online application process, attaching a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and three writing samples of marketing copy (I.e. ad copy, social media, websites, or other promotional material you have written).  UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

Art Director
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for an Art Director.  This position provides design services for UVa-Wise communications initiatives in support of the College’s mission and strategic priorities.  The position uses graphic design and visual art to conceive and execute creative concepts for UVa-Wise marketing projects while working within the College’s brand identity, including making strategic choices around the use of typography, color, photography, illustration and motion graphics/animation to enhance print and digital communications.  The Art Director reports to the Marketing Director and works as part of an internal marketing team, collaborating with colleagues across the College and interacting with external vendors as projects require.  Duties include creating and designing visual content for digital, multimedia and print applications for a range of marketing audiences and purposes; utilizing design techniques, tools and principles, and advanced layout and typography to articulate the College’s brand in fresh, effective and accessible ways; translating communications strategy into clear, effective and on-brand design approaches in digital and print mediums; ensuring work applies the highest design standards, achieves the desired effect and outcome, and incorporates new and evolving design approaches; and collaborating with creative professionals to provide art direction and assisting in the creation of projects, campaigns and initiatives. A bachelor’s degree is required.  In lieu of a degree, three or more years of relevant work experience may be considered.  The successful candidate will also be conversant with current design and digital trends with experience executing advertising and marketing concepts across various print and digital platforms; be collaborative, deadline-driven, and able to manage several projects at once; be a highly creative, conceptual thinker with knowledge of design techniques, tools and principles including competence in graphic design software including Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) as well as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel); have a demonstrated understanding of page layout, typography, color theory and choice/application of assets such as photography, illustration and other digital graphics; experience in the creation of marketing materials that are in keeping with an established brand identity, articulate creative strategies and maintain high visual standards; and familiarity with the creative process including the development and ownership of a project from concept through final production and knowledge of prepress and printing processes/procedures. To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva, search for Art Director, and complete an online application process attaching a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a sampling of graphic design work that spans digital and print brand implementation.  UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

Administrative Assistant/Program Support Specialist
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise seeks a success-minded, eager to learn, self-starter to provide administrative support for the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OED&E). The Administrative Assistant/Program Support Specialist performs administrative functions in a fast-paced team environment as the Office supports economic development efforts in Southwest Virginia through educational and professional development programs, engaging faculty and students in business and community projects and enhancing the entrepreneurial activity in the region. This position provides customer service for OED&E clients, coordinates scheduling and administrative support functions to ensure efficient and effective operations which includes preparation of materials for staff meetings and board meetings, processing invoices, budget reconciliation, weekly, monthly and year-end reports, grant administration, creating and editing outreach and marketing presentations as well as promotional materials. Requires considerable experience working in an office environment involving proficient use of MS Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have considerable knowledge of administrative, office, and customer service support practices/procedures; the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and interpersonal skills. Ability to interpret/analyze data and prepare reports; maintain confidentiality of client information; coordinate logistical services; prioritize work; and make sound recommendations and decisions. An Associates degree in Administrative Support Technologies, related field or equivalent work experience requiring relevant job skills is required, along with considerable knowledge of agency and state policies and procedures as related to the subject area; working knowledge of basic bookkeeping/accounting principles; word processing, data entry and database management skills; the ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports; the ability to collect and organize material for reports by determining what is available and what should be included to present the information in an organized format; and the ability to communicate with others effectively, verbally, and in writing. Also required are the ability to create, compose, and edit written materials; the ability to maintain multiple calendars and schedule appointments/events; the ability to analyze and solve problems; and the ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgements. To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/job-openings, search for Administrative Assistant/Program Support Specialist, and complete the online application process.  UVa’s College at Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom as student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty. UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

Advancement Officer
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for an Advancement Officer to join a talented team of fundraising professionals in the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. This position is responsible for building a pipeline of major gifts in support of the College’s general operating needs and special projects; developing strategies to engage prospects and inspire major gifts; working in collaboration with the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Engagement and other Advancement colleagues on various fundraising projects and related activities.  The Advancement Officer will focus on developing prospect portfolios of potential individual donors, cultivating, and soliciting these prospects for gifts; continue to develop, cultivate, and steward relationships with existing donors; Create and implement cultivation structures that include prospect strategy development, preparation of written materials, design and implementation of cultivation events, direct solicitation, and solicitation in tandem with volunteers and other staff; Independently strategize and present current, endowment, and future gift opportunities to prospective donors to increase private funding available to students and faculty for scholarships, research projects, professorships, and other restricted and unrestricted needs. The Advancement Officer will work with UVA Wise Advancement leadership and build strong collaborative relationships with other colleagues; Maintain records of visits, solicitations, and cultivation status in accordance with system requirements and departmental protocols. Ability to use a database to maintain and review records and provide research are essential skills; The ideal candidate will be passionate about UVA Wise, be a self-starter, demonstrate a high level of professionalism with the ability to develop relationships and maintain strict confidentiality.  A Bachelor’s degree is required. Candidates must possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and excellent communication skills. The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously are essential. Evening and weekend work, as well as overnight travel, are required. To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/job-openings, search for Advancement Officer, and complete the online application process . UVa’s College at Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Grants Accountant
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for a Grants Accountant.  This position will be responsible for providing direct pre- and post-award management support to all UVa-Wise departments, centers, and institutes.  The position will assist principal investigators (PIs), department and college administrators, and accountants in the ongoing administration of grants and contracts; serve as a resource for information related to the management of grants and contracts; interpret specific award terms and conditions for the PI, department, and accounting staff; advise departmental administrators and PIs in interpreting and adhering to sponsor and University guidelines; assist faculty with the preparation and submission of reports; serve as a central liaison between UVa-Wise and the UVA Office of Sponsored Programs; and review proposals, suggesting modifications as appropriate. A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is required. To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva/job-openings, search for Grants Accountant, and complete the online application process.  UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

Trades Technician III
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites applications for a Trades Technician III.  This position will be responsible for HVAC service and repairs to include diagnostic and preventative maintenance on a variety of units; electrical repairs and maintenance; building maintenance; moving furniture and equipment; setting up for events; and other duties as assigned.  Duties will include lifting various amounts of weight; climbing ladders and stairs; using man-lifts; and working in enclosed spaces, rooftops and ceilings.  A high school diploma or equivalent is required, as well as a HVAC Journeyman or higher certification, electrical experience, and a valid driver’s license.  To apply, please visit https://hr.virginia.edu/job-openings, search for Trades Technician III, and complete the online application process.  UVa-Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to excellence through diversity.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR.  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

 Artists’ Models
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is seeking artists’ models for upcoming art classes.  Models will be used on an as-needed basis throughout the semester.  Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and be comfortable with students drawing, painting, and/or photographing them in various poses.  Previous modeling experience is a plus, but not necessary. UVa Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  Information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, crime prevention tips and crime statistics may be found at www.wise.virginia.edu/campuspolice. To apply, please submit a Virginia state application, cover letter and resume to:  Model Search Committee, Human Resources, UVa-Wise, 1 College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293.  UVa’s College at Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

 

 

 

 

Interested candidates should apply online.
For more information about the college, visit the UVa-Wise website.