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Assistant Director for Programs at The Center for International Studies at The University of Chicago

The following message comes to CEERES from our friends at The University of Chicago’s Center for International Studies:

Position Description

Assistant Director for Programs (CIS)

Standard Summary
Plans and executes logistics (e.g., facility selection, menu planning, transportation arrangements, and audio/visual equipment) for organization meetings and special events. Negotiates contracts with vendors and coordinates vendor services to ensure that meeting and event needs are met. May oversee and coordinate the work of an events staff. Manages event budgets. Develops a communications plan for events. Frequently assists in developing event programming. May train and oversee the work of other special event staff members.

About the Unit
Created in 1968, the Center for International Studies (CIS) sponsors and coordinates a wide variety of activities related to research, teaching, curriculum, and public outreach on global and international topics. The Center hosts the Program on the Global Environment and the undergraduate International Studies Program.

Unit Job Summary
The Assistant Director for Programs (AD) is primarily responsible for the organization and planning of the Center’s public and scholarly events, including lectures, conferences, public outreach presentations, and workshops; and coordinating with other units of the University through planning and facilitating joint programs. The AD manages the Center’s finances. Assists the CIS Director with fund-raising and developing grant proposals which includes communicating with University of Chicago Development Office. The AD is expected to participate in long-term strategic planning for the Center and its constituent programs. Supervises the Center’s administrator and collaborates with the communications coordinator.

Bachelor’s degree required. ¬†Master’s degree preferred.

A minimum of two years of relevant experience required.
Experience in public education programs required.
Experience with fund raising and/or grant writing required.
Experience working at a large research university or knowledge of the University of Chicago preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in developing outreach and public education initiatives preferred.

Familiarity with international and/or area studies required.
Competence using Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and various web applications required.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and complete independent projects required.

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