The Asia Institute of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is seeking an Outreach Coordinator to organize and oversee its programmatic affairs. The duties include overseeing outreach activities internal and external to the University. The incumbent is responsible for facilitating on Grounds lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, arts events and informational events, and event planning; and off Grounds, to organize, plan and carry out in-service training for K-12 educators and learning opportunities for public school students. The incumbent will also compose and edit center newsletters in conjunction with graduate student workers, maintain and update center websites and help track UVA alumni who have minored or majored in either East Asia or South Asia studies, with the help of graduate student workers. The position reports to the Director of the Asia Institute.
A Bachelor’s degree with some focus on Asia, or a Master’s Degree in similar field is preferred.
Some – up to 4 years
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to communicate with faculty, students and the public. Demonstrated passion for advancing knowledge and understanding of world cultures. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to learn quickly. Ability to prioritize and reprioritize in a rapidly changing environment and the ability to multi-task. Skilled in research procedures, analysis and documentation.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the requirements and standards of professional grant proposals preferred. Coordinating grant-funded activities and events is preferred. Ability to learn and work within grant conditions and restrictions. Ability to work with educators, most of whom possess advanced degrees.
Required Computer Applications: A working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications is required.
Preferred Computer Applications: HTML and web page creation preferred.