Employment/Job Opportunities

Executive Director

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is a regional planning agency located in the western part of Virginia. The Commission’s programs/projects focus on transportation, community/economic development, and environmental planning. The Commission is seeking an innovative, energetic, and experienced professional to serve as the next Executive Director. The Commission, headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and serving the Counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke; the Cities of Covington, Roanoke, and Salem; and the Towns of Clifton Forge, Rocky Mount, and Vinton, is seeking a candidate with outstanding leadership, management, analytical, and communication skills. For a complete job description and information on how to apply, click here.  The position will be open until filled with the first review commencing on April 20, 2021. The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and organizational needs.

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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