Job Opening: Campus and Outreach Coordinator, Oberlin Shansi

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Institution: Oberlin Shansi
Location: Oberlin, OH
Start date: September 2, 2013
Application deadline: July 22, 2013
Education requirements: 4-year degree
Employment type: Full time
Posted on June 24, 2013

Oberlin Shansi invites applications for the position of Campus and Outreach Coordinator. Oberlin Shansi is a non-profit organization that supports international educational and cultural exchange between Asia and Oberlin College, focusing on China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. This is a full-time 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff entry-level position reporting to the Assistant Director of Oberlin Shansi. The initial appointment is for two years, beginning on September 2, 2013.


The Campus and Outreach Coordinator will play a key role in expanding Shansi relationships and outreach with local, national, and international partners. This will include developing, maintaining, and expanding Shansi’s tools for managing key relationships with former Fellows, Oberlin College, Shansi Friends, international partner institutions, Northern Ohio partners, and others. The Campus and Outreach Coordinator will have primary responsibility for managing the Shansi website and social media presence on sites such as Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn; will support various reports and publications through writing and editing; and will provide staffing support for Shansi fundraising and outreach efforts. The Campus and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for promoting Oberlin Shansi programs on the Oberlin College campus; managing logistics for Shansi campus and local events such as symposia, guest lectures, and performances; and staffing the Shansi Board of Trustees’ Oberlin Committee. The Campus and Outreach Coordinator will work closely with the Shansi Returned Fellow to coordinate Oberlin campus programs and events, and with the Shansi Executive Director and Assistant Director on public outreach and fundraising.

Visit Oberlin Shansi’s website at for more information.

Education and Experience:

  • The applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in international communications/relations, cross-cultural communications, education, or Asian studies.
  • A successful applicant should be able to demonstrate an ability to work effectively with undergraduate students, foreign nationals, college faculty and staff, and volunteers.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Flexibility, creativity, and a passion for international exchange and development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in website content management and Microsoft Office programs, and strong general computer skills.
  • Familiarity with Asian cultures as well as cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Team-oriented, creative, and strongly motivated.
  • Because a component of the position requires managing events/ programs, weekend and evening hours will be expected.

About Oberlin Shansi:

Founded in 1908, the Oberlin Shansi Memorial Association (“Shansi”), an independent non-profit organization, is among the oldest international educational exchange programs in the United States and takes great pride in its multifaceted approach to building bridges between the United States and Asia. Shansi seeks to promote understanding and communication between Asians and Americans through its varied connections with its partner institutions, including teaching and service exchanges of faculty, staff, and students. Shansi partners with Oberlin College and with universities and NGOs in China, India, Indonesia, and Japan. The defining programs offered by Shansi are: two-year fellowships for recent Oberlin graduates to teach or engage in service projects at partner institutions in Asia; faculty and staff exchanges among Oberlin and the Asian partner institutions; and travel grants for Oberlin students to pursue independent research or service projects during winter term or summer. For more information about Shansi, please visit our website at

Full application details at

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