Employment/Job Opportunities

Regional Planner II-III (per experience), Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

Responsible for professional and technical work in preparing and developing plans and reports, maintaining databases, and analyzing and interpreting information and data for local governments and/or the public, with a particular focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data analysis. This position is supervised by the Director of Community Development.

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To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Sherry Dean at sdean@rvarc.org. All Applications must be received by February 14, 2021.

Public Engagement Manager, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

In this full-time position, the Public Engagement Manager reports to the Executive Director and performs responsible professional work in communications, marketing, and public input.  Areas of responsibility will include public engagement and communication program promotion and marketing; marketing collateral and document design and development; survey design; graphic design and website management; writing and other content development.  The Public Engagement Manager is responsible for assisting and supporting the Executive Director and individual Department Directors in communicating their program needs and outcomes and developing materials and content to support various public engagement efforts.

A significant portion of the Public Engagement Manager’s work is dedicated to developing and implementing marketing strategies and collateral for the RIDE Solutions Commuter Assistance Program, the Commission’s most public-facing program in marketing transportation options and implementing transportation solutions for employers and workers.

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To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Sherry Dean at sdean@rvarc.org. All Applications must be received by February 14, 2021.

Transportation Planner (II-III per experience), Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

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).

Full job description

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Sherry Dean at sdean@rvarc.org. All Applications must be received by December 29, 2021.


Internship and Volunteer Program

UPDATE: The Internship Program has been suspended until further notice due to RVARC policy restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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