THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on November 8, 2022
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Business Presentation Specialist

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking a Business Presentation Specialist within the Research Division. This role works to improve presentation capabilities across the organization by promoting adherence to brand guidelines and offering PowerPoint user support and guidance. The Specialist also supports the development of highly customized presentations to help the Research team and other VEDP divisions effectively communicate their message to clients and stakeholders. By enhancing the effectiveness of organizational communications, this position will play an essential role in furthering VEDP’s economic development goals. 


  • Help build greater presentation development capabilities across the organization by providing PowerPoint users with guidance, feedback, and tips for using the tool efficiently
  • Advise on the appropriate and consistent use of brand and style guidelines in presentations to ensure a high level of quality and to establish a consistent look and feel across the organization
  • Deliver PowerPoint template training and support to employees as needed
  • Assist with the management of a network of super-users to optimize template usage across the organization, identify and resolve user pain points, and reduce template errors
  • Support Research colleagues by reviewing and finalizing client presentation materials, including editing, proofing, and adding graphic elements
  • Provide support to the Business Presentation Manager in creating presentations for the Executive Team on high-priority economic development and organizational initiatives, to be delivered to a variety of internal or external audiences
  • Provide support on special projects as needed, such as internal staff presentations
  • Create customized graphic elements supporting key messages from Virginia’s value proposition, ranging from single graphics to entire custom presentations


  • Demonstrated proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of presentation development, including graphics, constructing templates, use of masters, color themes, optimizing media, and delivery on different platforms (print, laptop, mobile)
  • Strong conceptual and design sense
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong time management skills, deadline-oriented, and efficient
  • Resourceful and able to deliver with limited or incomplete information
  • Proactive in communicating and documenting project progress
  • Strong collaborator, working well in a team environment while also able to function as an individual contributor with self-direction and accountability
  • Comfortable speaking with internal stakeholders, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable, quickly grasping creative direction and receptive to feedback


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject matter, or other combination of experience and education
  • Experience using PowerPoint to create client-facing slide decks
  • Demonstrated success in crafting, designing, and developing compelling presentations and documents

Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. VEDP uses the E-Verify system and does not provide sponsorship.  

All candidates must apply through our website: A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must provide a résumé and a cover letter. Submission of relevant work samples is also encouraged. References will be requested of short-listed applicants. Salary minimum $50,000, commensurate with experience. Application deadline: November 18, 2022.


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 TDD 1-800-828-1120.