Employment/Job Opportunities

Transportation Planner (Part-Time)

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is currently seeking applications for a part-time Transportation Planner (job description).  The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is the regional planning agency serving 11 jurisdictions in western Virginia. The Regional Commission staff also support the functions of the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization, a seven-jurisdiction area encompassing the urbanized area of the Roanoke Valley. The Regional Commission is a leader in driving collaboration and strategy within our communities on transportation issues that are critical to the economic growth and quality of life of this region.  Under the direct supervision of the Director of Transportation, is responsible for performing transportation-related professional and technical work independently and in teams. Such work may include preparing and developing plans and reports, creating maps, conducting field work, maintaining databases, analyzing and interpreting transportation information, presenting information to stakeholders, and representing the Commission to local or state organizations.

This position will be part-time at 20 hours/week.  Salary will be negotiated depending on qualifications.  The position is open until filled and initial candidates will be selected for first round interviews on Friday, July 27, 2018.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to sdean@rvarc.org or by mail to the below address:

Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission
P.O. Box 2569
Roanoke, VA  24010

 

Business and Outreach Coordinator

The Western Virginia Workforce Development Board is currently seeking applications for a Business and Outreach Coordinator (Business and Outreach Coordinator Job Description) Under the supervision of the Director of Workforce Development, the Coordinator serves to support Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge and the Western Virginia Workforce Development Board in its role to ensure that business needs and demands are met through the public workforce system. By serving as the lead for and coordinator of the Business Solutions Team, this position also ensures that services and resources are coordinated in an effective and efficient manner. The position will also support the Ride Solutions’ Workplace Partner program by establishing commuter options programs at the employer level that encourage employees to use alternative modes of transportation to reduce commuter-related congestion and provide additional transportation options to employees getting to work.  The position is opened until filled and the first review of applicants will begin after June 22, 2018. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to candace.martin@vbrworks.org or by mail to the below address:
Western Virginia Workforce Development Board
P.O. box 2569
Roanoke, VA 24010

 

Internship and Volunteer Program

Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission’s Internship and Volunteer Program for students and individuals that have coursework, interest and/or experience in any of the following areas:  regional and transportation planning, community and economic development, water and environmental resources planning, demographics, mapping, housing, homelessness, citizen participation and outreach, general research and data collection, website design, graphic design, and/or related topics.

Types of Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Academic and special project (thesis, research, capstone project, etc.) internships and volunteer opportunities are available for students from a range of academic majors and/or skill sets. Note: Academic credit internships are based on academic institution and/or department requirements and the intern is responsible for completing all requisite administrative items.

Internship and/or Volunteer Projects and Duties

Specific duties and assignments will be based on intern’s/individual’s area(s) of interest/expertise and the Regional Commission’s Work Program. An overview of programs, projects, and activities is in the Regional Commission’s Comprehensive Work Program.

Work Hours and Office Location

Work hours are flexible and based on the intern’s or volunteer’s schedule, academic institution requirements for academic or other credit, and the timetable of various projects in which the intern or volunteer will be participating. Regional Commission office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Regional Commission is located at 313 Luck Avenue, SW, Roanoke VA 24016. Directions and parking information.

Benefits of an Internship with the Regional Commission

* Opportunity to work on a range of projects and activities with a multidisciplinary staff
* Valuable work experience
* Research opportunities
* Academic credit
* Compensation for student internships
* Networking opportunities
* New skills development
* Flexible work schedule
* Telecommuting

To apply for an internship, or for additional information, contact Bryan Hill at 540.343.4417 or bhill@rvarc.org.  Interested persons should complete the RVARC Internship Interest Form when submitting information about internships.


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