Job Opening: Assistant Director-Center for the Pacific Rim

job opening - 5Institution:   University of San Francisco
Location:   California, United States
Position:   Administrator; Assistant Director-Center for the Pacific Rim

Assistant Director-Center for the Pacific Rim

University of San Francisco
Department: Arts & Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Summary:
Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director provides key operational and administrative support for the Executive Director and the Center. The successful applicant will be responsible for and work closely with the Executive Director in the areas of grant writing and administration, communications and marketing, and event management and public programs. The Assistant Directors main responsibilities include: public program coordination, grant writing and administration, creation of the Centers e-newsletter, conference planning and organization, and events management.

Job Responsibilities:
First point of contact for communications and visitors to the Center related to public programs, visiting scholars, fellowship programs and conferences/events.  Prepare Center communications and marketing
materials for approval by the Executive Director.  Assist Executive Director with strategic planning for public programs, conferences, and events.  Research and identify grant opportunities and write grants to
fund conferences and projects for approval by the Executive Director and Director for Research.  Coordinate the publication of the Centers e-newsletter; solicit articles from Center faculty and staff, write additional articles and edit the final draft of the publication. Responsible for the daily administrative work of the Center for the Pacific Rim to include coordinating and running public programs,
administering grant awards, and managing conferences and special events for the Center.  Assist with website administration for Center and its academic journal.  Responsible for additional duties/projects
as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in field relevant to Asia Pacific Studies; Masters Degree desirable  At least four years of experience working in higher education, with preference for areas related to international programs or student services  Excellent communication skills  Fluency in written and spoken English  Demonstrated academic knowledge of East Asia and/or the Asia Pacific  2-3 years of proven grant writing experience that have resulted in grant awards

Other Responsibilities:
Experience working with people of diverse/multicultural backgrounds, or in student services with a diverse graduate population is preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and computer programs to manage data and information is required. Proficiency with graphic design software such as InDesign preferred. Experience in customer service and web-editing software preferred. Qualified candidates must have proven prioritization/time management, verbal and written communication and project management skills.  The ability to identify resources, solve problems and take initiative is critical.  Candidates must have excellent attention to detail and creativity.  Ability to build strong relationships and effective partnerships/collaborations is key.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individuals race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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