Below, you will find announcements, events, job postings, and information on different happenings around UVA Grounds, the City of Charlottesville, and surrounding counties. If you have anything you wish to share please click here to submit. Happenings submitted will be posted to the website and social media within 1-2 business days. Happenings will also be placed within the upcoming newsletter, if still current. The newsletter is sent out every first and third week of the month, all submissions must be received by the Monday of the first or third week of the month to be included in the newsletter. While we accept last minute submissions, we do not guarantee that they will be posted on all of our media avenues.

Specific to UVA

UVA Education Benefits Program - https://hr.virginia.edu/career-development/education-benefits

UVA encourages employees to continue their education. The University’s Cornerstone Plan guides us to “invest in employees to foster a culture of excellence and achievement." The Education Benefit Program puts that belief into practice to help you reach your educational and professional goals. As a Medical Center team member, you can earn a degree, take a review course for professional certification, or earn a professional certification from an accredited institution. As an Academic Division employee, you can earn a degree or professional certificate from an accredited institution, take continuing education courses, and attend a conference related to your work. The Education Benefit enables you to do these things by providing financial support.


Please note that  Medical Center and Academic division employees have different educational benefits.  FAQ’s and job aids on how to apply for both divisions are attached. 


2020 Deadline:

Academic employees and Medical Center team members using their 2020 education benefit must submit their application by December 11, 2020.


MC Educational Assistance Request Job Aid

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AD-Request Education Benefits

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Job Postings

  • UVA Human Resources open positions 

UVA promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. Come and be a part of a University aspiring to become the best public university in the country. We are seeking candidates that will help us advance our mission.  Are these opportunities for you?  Someone in your professional network?  Apply and/or share these opportunities with your professional colleagues and networks.


Detailed information, required qualifications, and information on how to apply are below.  Find other opportunities on UVA Careers Website https://hr.virginia.edu/careers-uva.

The integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) at the University of Virginia seeks a part-time iTHRIV Program Assistant to support the coordination and promotion of meetings and events within Central Virginia (mostly Charlottesville) for health-focused happenings for the Latinx community. Programs/Events to be supported include events for the Latino Health Initiative(LHI), Cardiovascular Initiative program (CVI), Compañeros Empowerment and Training Program (CTEP), Tardes de Salud Familiar (Tardes), Clínica Latina, Community Education via Radio, and related integrated Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia (iTHRIV) events. The Program Assistant will support several operational functions including fiscal administration, procurement, communications, and other administrative functions. The employee is able to understand policy and use judgment to perform their duties. Minimum Requirements: Education: High School Diploma, Experience: Project management experience preferred


The School of Medicine (SOM) Clinical Trials Office (CTO), at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, seeks a Project Associate to provide the overall management of the Global T-Cell Lymphoma Clinical Trials. The Research Project Associate is a member of the multi-site study management team who supervises, monitors and supports the administration, conduct, and progress of clinical trials at multiple participating institutions on behalf of the lead investigator at UVA. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education: Bachelor's degree, Experience: Two years of clinical research project associate experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


The Democracy Initiative and the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for an Events Planner position. The Events Planner works collaboratively with leadership, lab managers, faculty and staff across grounds, and outside vendors to achieve goals. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with at least one year of prior event planning and project management experience. Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.


The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia invites
applicants for a position of Dean’s diversity, equity, and inclusion post‐doctoral research associate. We believe that diversity is a critical component of academic excellence. The goal of these positions is to provide opportunities to scholars who will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Virginia. Opportunities include mentorship, sponsorship, access to resources and research infrastructure, opportunities to collaborate with faculty at a truly interdisciplinary school, and connections to the policy world and the network of policy schools. We seek candidates from a range of disciplines including political science, economics, psychology, public policy or public administration. A Ph.D. (conferred no later than July 2021) in one of these disciplines is required.


The Corruption Laboratory on Ethics, Accountability and the Rule of Law (CLEAR Lab) of the Democracy Initiative at the University of Virginia is seeking a Research Specialist. The CLEAR Lab seeks to appoint a Research Specialist with GIS experience to create a website and dashboard for data collection on federal government spending related to the United States’ pandemic relief measures. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience.


The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia is seeking applications for a Help Desk Technician. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: Providing first- and second-tier technical support services to faculty, staff and students to ensure timely problem resolution, system data access and optimal experience. Provide support for desktop, mobile, and cloud-based technology and systems. Provide basic support for audio-visual technology and learning management systems, and route advanced support requests as needed. Provide non-technical guidance (directory assistance, lost and found, etc.) as needed.


As a Security Corporal at one of the nation’s top public universities, you will be serving in a vibrant community with a variety of culture, recreation and entertainment opportunities – suitable for families and young professionals.

The University of Virginia Police Department is seeking applicants for newly opened Security Officer positions. We are seeking applicants who want to serve the community and help keep the University and surrounding area safe.


The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) to support an interdisciplinary research project. The new pilot study titled “ Control of Light Exposure and Its Effect on Sleep Efficiency” will focus on improving sleep efficiency for patients using a multimodal red light intervention. 


The University of Virginia Health System Physical Plant seeks nominations and applications for a dynamic leader to lead teams and manage the facilities stewardship program of a geographically distinct zone at the University, which includes satellite sites and buildings. Zone Managers play a critical role in planning and coordinating the work of multiple trades and teams to ensure high-quality work and exceptional customer service with an eye toward optimizing efficiency and effectiveness of operations in the zone. The incumbent supervises and oversees the installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical equipment and building infrastructure on a 24-hour/7 day a week basis. In providing direction to a complex trades team, the Zone Manager is charged with establishing key performance indicators and metrics necessary for daily functions as well as for long term forecasting for the designated zone in construction and renovations. The Zone Manager directly supervises trade supervisors responsible for managing a variety of staff and collaborates and partners with others in planning and executing long-term strategic goals for the zone. Fostering credibility and business acumen will be central for forming plans as these relate to infrastructure, the building envelope, maintenance, and equipment renewal.


Essentially, the role supports the Medical Center and Perioperative Care, and is responsible for assisting the Sterile Processing team make sure that all instruments used have been sterilized and disinfected / packaged appropriately.


The University of Virginia College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Communications office is seeking a creative and energetic individual who can help us design, develop, and maintain high-quality websites, landing pages, and other web-based applications. This job is an excellent opportunity for someone with web development experience looking to expand their skills and abilities and work in a vibrant, multi-faceted atmosphere with some of the finest academic departments in higher education. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Web Development or a related discipline. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


The Cavalier Marching Band, a unit of the University of Virginia (UVA) Music Department in the College of Arts & Sciences, is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the part-time position of Marching Band Administrative and Events Assistant. Applicants must have a high school degree or equivalent, and a valid driver's license. At least two years administrative experience organizing major events or providing support with major logistical arrangements is preferred. A college degree will substitute for experience. Experience working with or being in a marching band is also preferred.


The Democracy Initiative Center and the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences seeks a Finance Generalist for the newly created Equity Center, reporting to the Executive Director. The Finance Generalists perform a wide range of duties across multiple areas, including accounting, budget, payroll, financial analysis, purchasing, or treasury. Education: Bachelor's degree with at least two years of relevant experience. Significant relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


The University of Virginia invites Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to apply for a full-time position in the Department of Student Health and Wellness. LPNs are responsible for carrying out patient care in accordance with physicians' orders, under the guidance and direction of the registered nurse in charge. Education: High school diploma with at least one year of experience as an LPN. Licensure: Practical Nursing license and CPR certification.



Event Date: Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

Open to high school seniors at Charlottesville, Albemarle, Monticello, Murray and Western Albemarle High Schools. The theme is "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" 


Event Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Event Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join us for a talk on how to improve your self-care and those within your community. Liz Ramirez-Weaver will be the speaker of this event, discussing how to handle mental wellness daily, especially during struggles and amidst a pandemic.


Event Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join us for an interactive night of self-care exercise involving Zumba dance!


Event Date: Monday, January 25, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join in on the 2021 Community Read by reading Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? (1967) by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Event Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00am

This video will be released on January 26th with a diverse group of women creating refreshing scrubs that will awaken your pores that anyone can use.


Event Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Event Location: Virtual via Zoom

The editors of Community Wealth Building and the Reconstruction of American Democracy explore the divide between our democratic aspirations and our current reality, answering questions such as, How can we create and sustain an America that never was, but should be?


Event Date: Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00am

This symposium will feature an address by Elaine R. Jones ’70, the first woman to serve as director-counsel and president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.




  • Dare to Lead

Rose Markey, Sr. Learning & Development Consultant and Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator will be offering the Dare to Lead program to the Black Faculty & Staff ERG. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the commitment needed to participate fully. Please read everything below and register via the link provide at the bottom of this email.

  • The program will consist of 24 hours of facilitated instruction.  January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9am – 4pm (breaks are included).


  • The program will be delivered remotely via the Zoom platform. 

    • Asynchronous learning will be incorporated – you will have access to all program videos of Brené Brown explaining the concepts and providing examples.  These videos will be available for viewing at your individual pace throughout the program and will be shown during the program.

    • Episodes of Brené’s Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead podcasts will be suggested to deepen the learning when appropriate to curriculum topics.

    • Prework assessments, taking approximately 60 minutes in total to complete, will be assigned prior to the start of the cohort.


  • Dare To Lead Book- Reading the book is not a requirement of this program but it does help with the processing of the research and content.  Please consider reading the book and attending the program with questions or ideas you would like to share and discuss with others.

    • Investigate if your department will purchase the book for the collective team or reimburse individuals for the expense.

    • You can order the book through the UVA Bookstore (be sure to state that you would like to “order” the book as they do not have them in stock).

    • The book is also available in hardcover or paperback via retailers such as Amazon, Target, Barnes and Noble to name a few.

    • You can also purchase the book in audio format.


  • Dare To Lead Workbook (70 pages) – we will use this extensively throughout the program and you will likely refer to it post program. 

    • Workbooks will be available for in-person pick up prior to the start of a program (details forthcoming once you enroll)

    • Those who do not pick up a workbook will be expected to print the workbook on their own (home or office printer) prior to program start

    • Workbooks will not be mailed to homes or interoffice locations


  • Your commitment to attending this program by all enrolled team members is paramount 

    • This is a recurring time commitment.  Please take that into consideration before committing to a schedule. 

    • You must attend and participate in all 24 hours of instruction to receive a Dare To Lead trained badge for LinkedIn and receive credit in your learning transcripts.

    • When participating in the program find a space that has limited interruptions.  This program is unlike any other leadership development program – you will think, do, and feel.

    • Programs with less than 10 participants at the start will be cancelled.

Next Steps:

  1. Examine your commitment – be honest with yourself

  2. Consult your calendar and your supervisor

  3. Register by December 11

Prior to the start of the program Rose will send registrants a recurring calendar invite with all the information needed to successfully participate. 
We hope you will consider taking advantage of this opportunity. Click here to register.

  • Community Support

In partnership with the African American Pastoral Council, BFS-ERG has the opportunity to support a Charlottesville family who is currently in need.  The family consists of a mom (33) and three children whose ages are: 5 (boy), 11 (boy), 16 (girl).  Mom has been out of work for 6 weeks due to exposure to Covid-19.  The family is mostly in need of financial assistance as they are at risk of eviction. Any donation even if it is not on the list is very much appreciated.

You can donate by using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050944A8A72AA64-adopted.

Feel free to share this sign up with anyone who may be interested in giving. If you’d prefer to hand-deliver items, they can be dropped off at Olsson Hall Room 118C (the door is unlocked but safe) or you can send the items to Michelle Busby, BFS-ERG Onboarding & Welcoming Committee Chair at:


3105 District Ave apt 109

Charlottesville, VA 22901


For cash donations, you may use the donation link below.  In the notes please put for AAPC per Lehman Bates for adopted family #2 so the funds are routed appropriately. The following Link will go directly to Mount Zion’s GIVELIFY Portal - https://www.givelify.com/givenow/1.0/MzQ5Ng==/selection

If you have questions or need directions, please contact Michelle Busby at 434-882-8300.

We thank you in advance for your support!



Ralph Watson is the Clinical Trials Navigator in the Office of Cancer Clinical Research. He would like to identify any barriers to enrollment in Oncology Clinical Trials and reduce them with a focus on minority populations.

Cancer Clinical Research is a vital aspect of caring for cancer patients and an important part of our commitment to our community and the patients we serve. His role supports the staff, physicians and patients of the Cancer Center with the objective of identifying any barriers to enrollment in Oncology Clinical Trials and creating strategies to reduce those barriers with a focus on minority populations. He will work closely with our Clinical Trials Outreach & Engagement Specialist to aid with community awareness. Other responsibilities to include: • Assist with resource needs identified by Clinical Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators related to new and existing trial subjects • Provide regular reports to Cancer Center leadership on recruitment plans, minority and underserved subject enrolled to clinical trials and summary of identified barriers to enrollment. • Assist Clinical Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators with advertising of new trials through approved platforms • Work with Clinical Trials Office & Language Services to ensure that resources are up to date • Attend Clinical Trials meetings with Oncology teams as liaison • Attend Seminars/Educational Offerings to enhance knowledge related to Clinical Trials and accrual as well as cultural competence • Assist with development & attend outreach functions with Accrual & Outreach Engagement Specialist, as necessary


The cancer.gov website provides answers to more questions. If you'd like more information, contact Ralph at rjw2j@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu or 434-243-6303.

  • Silent No More


Collective Writings: Black Voices, Silent No More at Mr.  Jefferson’s University allows a way to express our contemplations and our pain. The pain, both physical and psychological, may be seemingly minimized because we don’t “talk” about it.  COVID-19 has underscored what we already knew psychologically, emotionally, economically, etc., and now, let’s profess it.

We need your voices for this collection of creative works that reflect your feelings, experiences, and thoughts before COVID19 and during it, in relation to working at UVA, or in our daily life, or both (our work and non-work existences often overlap).  Many of us may likely share a common experience or emotion. 

What you choose to submit is not specific. Some suggestions include an aspect of your experience during this time, a story, poem, essay, or a performance/spoken word video. This is a genre-bending activity that requires no formal writing experience although academic writing is welcomed!

All participants are free to submit anonymously so that their names are not connected with their work if that is their preference. Please know that BFS-ERG will respect your wishes regarding anonymity. We will publish names only if you choose this option. Submissions will be posted on the BFSERG website in a blog style format.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. The primary submission deadline is August 15, 2020. 

Please submit your work to silentnomore.bfs@gmail.com



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