A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Since its establishment in 2007, the Center has quickly become one the of the premier research centers on Korea in North America. . A member of the International Institute, the Center offers a variety of scholarly, educational, and cultural events related to Korea. It is actively involved in collaborations and partnerships with institutions and organizations in the U.S. and in Korea.
The Nam Center is seeking an individual to serve as the Academic Program Specialist for the unit. The individual will work closely with the faculty director of the Center and the Asia Centers Manager, with the support of Nam Center staff, to develop and implement interdisciplinary programming activities that serve the U-M community and beyond. The Academic Program Specialist is a central figure of the center who can work independently and in team settings to support faculty, students and center-led initiatives.
This position has a dual reporting relationship; primary functional supervision is provided by the Asia Centers Manager, and academic direction for the center is provided by faculty director of the center.
This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position that may occasionally require evening and weekend work hours.
Assist Center Director and Asia Centers Manager in developing annual strategic budgets.
Support Director in managing center accounts, creating and revising project specific budget plans, and allocate resources according to funding guidelines and restrictions.
Manage the Center’s fund distribution related to faculty funding, student funding, fellowships, public and academic programming, and various organizations at U-M.
Perform Center related financial transactions requesting payments and invoices for Center programs.
Support the Asia Centers Manager in hiring and training of two full-time staff and 1-2 student workers with the support of LSA HR.
Coordinate work flow processes, work load, and scheduling with other Center staff, and provide operational resource support and back-up for team members.
Maintain internal controls and good stewardship of all University resources.
Coordinate the center executive committee meetings (3-6 annually) and scholarship committee meetings: gathering agenda items, preparing meeting minutes, and executing voting decisions.
Maintain Center records and work with other units and departments to collect detailed financial data for various reports.
Provide administrative support to the Center Director, OUD, LSA Advancement, and Alumni Association for development projects and initiatives.
Provide area expertise to units for alumni engagement.
Center Academic Planning & Support
Act as academic liaison for Center community by forwarding academic requests and proposals to appropriate channels.
Assist the Director with planning new Korean studies initiatives.
Manage various faculty and student funding programs from revising policies to announcing and marketing awards to overseeing fund disbursements.
Manage undergraduate courses, including posting and enrollment.
Provide administrative support for visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows.
Coordinate Center activities with external grants and projects and other U-M units on Korea-related academic initiatives/programs.
Plan, oversee and/or support 3 annual conferences and one workshop annually, a monthly faculty research meeting, an undergraduate fellows program.
Provide support for various public/outreach events managed by other staff members: Colloquium lectures, Winter Film Series, Chuseok Festival (Korean full moon celebration), Korea from “A Single Shard,” and East Asia Title VI funded programming
Plan and implement new program initiatives, from grant and funding proposal support to project coordination, and close out reporting.
Center Communications and Publicity
Strategically plan and maintain Center contact lists and distribution methods for faculty, students, alum, and community members and update Nam Center community at large with e-mail communications and mailings as well as social media posts.
Provide Center materials/information to other units, departments and schools: monthly II e-newsletter, program activities, funding activities, outreach efforts, and annual reports.
Oversee significant additions and changes to website and updates to Center website content.
Publicize Nam Center news and events through press releases and advertising materials and coordinate efforts with the II Communications team.
Provide oversight on all Center publication activities such as the annual English language newsletter, brochures, and Center academic publications with U-M Press.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant international or area studies field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with academic program administration.
Knowledge of Korean culture.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, including faculty, students, colleagues, donors, international visitors, and government officials.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to manage multiple large projects and meet strict deadlines.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and G Suite required.
Master's degree in a relevant international or area studies field or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
Fluency in Korean is preferred.
Previous experience in program and event planning.
Knowledge graphic design software, InDesign and Illustrator and social media tools, such as mailchimp, facebook, and twitter.
Two years University of Michigan experience and familiarity with University organization, practices, policies, and administrative procedures is preferred.
Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000 *Higher salary may be offered, based on the candidate’s experience.
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