Posting Summary: The Miller Center seeks a FACULTY COORDINATOR to provide administrative and logistical support to its full-time and shared scholars and Senior Fellows. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Presidential Studies, the Faculty Coordinator will:
- Coordinate logistics for and help execute scholarly events within budget, managing invitation lists and registration data, serving as primary contact for participants, ensuring all required materials are available (printed programs, PowerPoint presentations, etc.), assisting with vendors and event set-up and breakdown, and debriefing and formulating recommendations for future events - Perform a range of general administrative duties, from tracking and reporting media appearances for scholars, assisting in compilation of weekly activity reports, managing travel logistics, and processing travel and expense reimbursement requests to administering research funds, interpreting policies and procedures, and providing research support for scholars - Participate in and lend support to Center-wide programs and activities, including attending regular events management meetings, helping with Governing Council meetings and public events, and fulfilling other tasks, as needed
This position extends through September 29, 2019, subject to performance. Renewal is possible, subject to performance, availability of funds, and need. Review of applications will begin on August 14, 2017. The position is open until filled.
Qualifications - Bachelor's degree required, preferably in American history, American politics, communications, or public relations, or a closely-related field - Up to 4 years of experience in an office setting required, preferably in higher education, government, policy institution, media, or closely-related organization - Experience providing administrative support to multiple people, required - Experience working with faculty, preferred - Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, required - Strong planning and coordinating skills, required - Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with proper grammar and usage, required - Ability to use appropriate telephone and other communications protocols, required - Ability to handle multiple and competing priorities effectively, required - Ability to accomplish projects and tasks independently and on time, required - Ability to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional, required - Ability to work flexible hours on a limited basis, required - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, required - Strong customer service focus, preferred - Experience with the University of Virginia's travel and expense reimbursement system and procurement policies, preferred - Interest in American history, politics, and/or public policy, preferred
Organizational Background The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy and political history. It strives to apply the lessons of history to the nation's most pressing contemporary governance challenges. The Miller Center is committed to the examination of significant public policy issues in a manner that encourages civil debate and engagement.
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Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in American history, American politics, communications, public relations, or a closely-related field
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Experience in office setting Experience providing administrative support to multiple people
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in higher education, government, policy institution, or closely related organization Experience working with faculty Experience with the University of Virginia's travel and expense reimbursement system and procurement policies
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Strong planning and coordinating skills Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with proper grammar and usage Ability to use appropriate telephone and other communications protocols Ability to handle multiple competing priorities effectively Ability to accomplish projects and tasks independently and on time Ability to be flexible, even-keeled under pressure, and consistently professional Ability to work flexible hours on an occasional basis
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong customer service focus Interest in American history, politics, or public policy
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.