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Assistant Director-Center for Asia Pacific Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First review of applications will occur on January 10, 2018.

Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number 2017-1396Staff
Job Title Assistant Director-Center for Asia Pacific Studies
Job Location Main Campus - Hilltop
Salary Type Exempt
Minimum Hire-In Rate (for OPE positions only)
Job Type Full-Time
Union Type Non Union
Travel No Travel
Work Environment Office
Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director provides key operational and administrative support for the Center for Asia Pacific Studies. The Assistant Director’s main responsibilities include: running the Center’s public program series, social media and marketing, conference organization, and assistance with the administration of the Center.

Job Responsibilities

● Assist the Executive Director with strategic planning for public programs and academic
workshops and conferences (especially identifying and researching potential speakers)
● Communications regarding public programs, visiting scholars, fellowship programs, and conferences and/or events
● Writing articles for publication on the Center’s website
● Coordinating the publication of the Center’s e-newsletter (writing articles and soliciting and editing articles from Center staff and affiliated faculty)
● Marketing for the Center (creation and dissemination of marketing materials, media
releases, and social media posts, analytics after mailings and marketing campaigns to
determine open and click rates)
● Researching and identifying grant opportunities. Assist Executive Director in drafting of grant applications.
● Desktop publishing and website administration. Work with the university’s web services department to keep the Center’s website up to date and to ensure compliance with university’s web policies and guidelines.
● Helping market the visiting scholars program and coordinating the residencies of those selected.
● Supervising student intern, especially in the area of event poster design.
● Working with program assistant to post event listings on University’s website and
disseminate program information through email blasts.
● Editing and posting videos after events.
● Daily administrative work of the Center
● Responsible for additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

●Bachelor’s Degree in field relevant to Asia Pacific Studies; Master’s Degree preferred.
● At least four years of experience working in higher education, with preference for areas
related to international programs
● Excellent communication skills
● Fluency in written and spoken English
● Demonstrated academic knowledge of East Asia and/or the Asia Pacific

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

•Ability to build strong relationships and effective partnerships/collaboration
● The ability to research speakers, identify resources, solve problems, handle multiple
projects simultaneously, and take initiative
● Passion and enthusiasm for bridging the Pacific with programs desired to promote cross-cultural understanding of the peoples, cultures, and economics of the Asia Pacific
● Experience working with people of diverse/multicultural backgrounds, or in student services with a diverse graduate population
● Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and computer programs to manage data and information is required. Proficiency with graphic design software such as InDesign is preferred.
● Candidates must have excellent attention to detail and creativity.
● Ability to work well independently or on a team.
● Comfortable with occasional public speaking duties.
● Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Special Instructions to Applicants

First review of applications will occur on January 10, 2018.

Job Open Date 12/14/2017
Job Close Date
Posted until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents