Outreach Specialist

THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 26, 2021
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Outreach Specialist

(Full-time)
Richmond, Virginia

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an Outreach Specialist for the Business Investment's Call Center. This position provides support for VEDP's strategic lead generation initiatives during on-going calling campaigns, providing accurate data updates, and managing contact follow-up schedules.

For more than two decades, VEDP has served as Virginia's state economic development authority. Like the special Commonwealth that it serves, VEDP is regarded as among the best in the country. As a quasi-independent state authority governed by a board of directors that spans gubernatorial administrations, VEDP is a nonpartisan organization with stable leadership and nimble, creative, mission-focused operations. VEDP offers a dynamic, collaborative, high-profile, fast-paced professional environment where a strategic, integrated, action-oriented approach is the standard.

Responsibilities:
• Execute on-going outreach to targeted industry and geographic markets via telemarketing and other communications platforms
• Contact an average of 450 key decision-makers each week during lead generation campaigns to arrange appointments between the company's executives and VEDP staff
• Conduct outreach focusing on various marketing programs designed to attract companies to Virginia as well as building awareness of Virginia as a desirable business location
• Ensure that all data is accurate, promptly channeling phone requests to the proper VEDP staff, and documenting phone conversations to accurately capture companies' needs and specific interests with clear direction and documentation
• Produce daily call activity reports
• Review and maintain a thorough understanding of the information and resources in the VEDP Call Center Employee Manual

Skills:
• Excellent communication and customer skills
• Ability to speak articulately and confidently with business executives
• Self-directed and motivated
• Highly detail-oriented and able to multi-task
• Possess a professional attitude at all times
• Must be able to handle rejection specific to phone contacts
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Salesforce experience a plus

Experience/Education:
• High School diploma required; post-secondary education a plus
• Call center/customer service experience preferred

Under Executive Directive #18, effective September 1, 2021, all employees must disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status to designated Human Resources personnel. If fully vaccinated, employees are required to submit vaccination documentation to designated Human Resources personnel. Those who are not fully vaccinated or have not disclosed their current vaccination status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing. All weekly testing results must be disclosed to designated Human Resources Personnel.

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. 

Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $32,000. Application deadline: September 9, 2021.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP's intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or vedphr@VEDP.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120.