Job Opening: Assistant Director-Center for Asia Pacific Studies, University of San Francisco

Assistant Director-Center for Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco

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.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy

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 individual’s 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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