Job Opening: Academic Program Coordinator, University of Pittsburgh

job opening - 5Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 10/09/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Education: BA required, MA preferred

The Academic Program Coordinator will develop and lead student/faculty-focused and community-based academic activities and events for the Asian Studies Center (ASC). Duties include coordination and support for Asian studies events, visitors, and lecture series. Coordinator will be responsible for designing, producing and updating website materials, newsletters, weekly announcements, other ASC communications materials, and supervision of staff and/or interns. Activities include assessment of ASC academic activities, program building, educational outreach and pedagogical support activities (such as the Japanese speech contest, pedagogy workshops, joint faculty development workshops for K-16, Model UN, community college outreach, and mini-courses). Incumbent will assist with student recruitment and grant writing.

The position requires strong interpersonal and networking skills, proposal development skills, excellent written and oral skills, outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, website design skills, and experience in higher education and Asian studies. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required; expertise in Asian language and area studies preferred; Master’s preferred.

Academic background in a relevant discipline or with international emphasis is a major asset. Expertise in an Asian Language. Computer and software literacy a must. Database and Web experience desirable. Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively and in a team a must. Public speaking skills required.

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