Employment/Job Opportunities

Director, Roanoke Valley Collective Response
The Director of the Roanoke Valley Collective Response has overall operational and strategic oversight of the Roanoke Valley Collective Response to the substance use disorder crisis in the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany region.  In this role, the Director will work to implement the recommendations in the 2020 Blueprint for Action, provide oversight and management for implementation of the Peer Recovery Network via a $1.4 million Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration Grant, and work with RVARC localities to identify and response to issues surrounding recovery and reintegration in the region, including recovery housing, transportation, workforce, and other community needs.

For a complete job description including salary and benefit information, click here: Job Description – Director, Roanoke Valley Collective Response.

Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Sherry Dean, Director of Finance, at sdean@rvarc.org.

Transportation Planner (II-III Per Experience)
The Transportation Planner is responsible for performing transportation-related professional and technical work independently and in teams. Such work may include preparing and developing regional plans and technical reports, analyzing and interpreting transportation information, presenting information to stakeholders, creating maps, conducting field work, maintaining databases, and representing the Commission to local or state organizations. Additionally, maintaining current knowledge on federal and state transportation legislation, the latest technical transportation analysis methods, and software skills such as those related to virtual platforms, Microsoft Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

For complete information click here: Job Description – Transportation Planner.
Cover letter and resume should be submitted to Sherry Dean, Director of Finance, at sdean@rvarc.org.

 

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

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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