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We’re Hiring

Dream It. Do It. Virginia (DIDIVA) Coordinator

Description:  This position will serve as the coordinator for all workforce development services of DIDIVA. These services will include but not be limited to: develop, implement and monitor DIDIVA assets for support to career coaches; coordinate Advanced Manufacturing Camps; assist with raising scholarship funds; coordinate volunteers used in Advanced Manufacturing Camps; train partners on camp techniques; promote and coordinate DIDIVA Licenses; coordinate National Manufacturing Day activities; coordinate with manufacturers to include company profiles on DIDIVA Career Information System (CIS); manage and update DIDIVA online presence and report performance to VMA and partners. The Coordinator will also provide consultative and administrative support to DIDIVA/MSI events and internal operations as needed.  The position will have responsibility for monthly reporting on core activities.

Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week);

Supervisor: Victor Gray, VMA Workforce Solutions Director

MSI Mission
To increase the manufacturing capacity of communities through an established network of MSI Academic and Workforce Partners – to be the premier integrated industrial workforce solution – for everything in workforce development from career exploration to employment.

The goal of Dream it. Do it. Virginia (DIDIVA) is to promote career exploration in STEM careers such as modern manufacturing and to close the skills gaps by improving work readiness, expanding career pathways and increasing industry-endorsed credential attainment throughout the Commonwealth. Learn more at www.dreamitdoitvirginia.com


Dream It Do It Virginia Network (70%)

  • Direct and develop the DIDIVA CIS and operations, including the relationship management with the National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturing Skills Institute and all partners (VA and Nationally)
  • Manage DIDIVA CIS technology platform with vendors
  • Assist in the development of marketing collateral to effectively “message” mission
  • Develop and manage a tactical marketing plan and revenue forecast


Events (10%)

  • Assist with the content development, sponsorship, communications and logistics for targeted VMA/MSI Events (Town Halls, Forum, VMA Workforce Solutions Committee activities) in cooperation with the MSI Workforce Solutions Director and VMA Member Services Director
  • Provide logistical support for events, including hotel/venue relations
  • Manage conference materials and program distribution


Mission Support (5%)

  • Client and Member services
  • ACT! CRM support
  • Administrative support


Marketing/Communications Assistance (10%)

  • Support marketing for all DIDIVA and MSI marketing programs
  • Support marketing to Members and Non-Members to Recruit Registrants for Seminars, Workshops, Summits, Symposium and Conferences
  • Develop copy and assist with editing on all marketing and information resources


Reporting (5%)

  • Assist in monthly metric reporting


Compensation: $15-$25 per hour


Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Software:  Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Sage, ACT!; ConstantContact; WordPress
  • Previous Experience:  strong customer service; account management; event/meeting support; career coaching; sales or fundraising
  • Interpersonal:  good speaking voice; attention to detail; results oriented; team player
  • Associates degree or higher


To APPLY: 1st resume review will be at the close of business on Friday, January 13th. Cover letter and resume should be directed to sbrown@vamanufactures.com. Call Shawn Brown at (804) 643-7489, ext. 127 with questions.