Acad. Job: Associate Director of the Institute for European Studies and Polish Studies Center (University of Indiana, Bloomington)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Institute for European Studies (EURO) in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is the hub for academic programs and resources related to Europe and the European Union at Indiana University.

EURO is a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center. We promote knowledge of the European region through education, scholarship, and public events.

For almost five decades, EURO has prepared students for work in a wide variety of fields, including government, business, academia, and K-12 education. Through our flexible degree programs, students have the opportunity to tailor an educational experience to their unique interests and goals. Course offerings from 20 departments in eight schools and the chance to study any of twenty European languages ensures that our students have the expertise, analytical ability, and communication skills necessary to be an asset to any team.

Job Summary

Fundamental Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs and implements programs or events, including the creation of materials to support these events.
  • Provides staff communications and serves as liaison to program participants, collaborators in other units, community partners, vendors and the public; approves staff purchase requests; arranges staff travel, accommodations, and research activities.
  • Provides mechanisms, training, and advice on a variety of issues such as budget management software and advanced strategies for timely spending of grant funds. May be responsible for meeting revenue targets.
  • Recruits, trains, directs, schedules, and evaluates faculty and staff partners, students and volunteers. Mentors, serves as a resource and provides guidance to team staff members as needed.
  • Researches available grants and works closely with managers to identify funding needs and potential sources, creates grant proposals that further advance support of the program and program participants; May be responsible for meeting revenue targets.
  • Constructs and administers program budgets and approves spending. Tracks progress on deliverables, analyzes data on projected spending and prepares reports for higher management and funding sources.
  • Keep abreast of best practices to recommend policies and procedures that deliver a quality program experience.

Department Specific Responsibilities

·     Specifically, this position manages and implements the EURO Title VI grant; identifies and writes new grant proposals for EURO and PSC; works with the director of EURO to enhance student recruitment; promotes and advertises EURO’s degrees and certificates; searches out curriculum development opportunities and coordinates course submissions; oversees the administrative and financial functions of EURO and PSC; coordinates EURO and PSC programming and student support; hires and supervises GAs and hourly staff; and directs outreach activities to K-12 students and teachers, academia and general audiences.

·     In collaboration with the EURO and the Director of PSC, the associate director will also help shape and implement strategic plans for both centers, as well as maintain communication with affiliated faculty.

·     Identifies, recruits and hires presenters for outreach activities, conferences and workshops. Creates and oversees publicity to increase number of participants at these events.

·     Develops and implements programming assessment.

·     Works with the Directors to create and develop new academic and outreach programs that support the missions and student recruitment of EURO and PSC.

·     Works with the EURO Director to enhance student recruitment, develop strategies for dual and joint degrees, minors, and certificates, coordinate curricular submissions with HLS scheduling officer, promote and advertise EURO’s wide range of degrees and certificates.

·     Oversees the maintenance of both Centers’ websites, listservs, and promotional materials, assuring that the image and visibility of the Centers reflect their vision and mission; coordinates production of bulletins, newsletters, and other promotional materials; works to ensure optimal dissemination of programming information to relevant constituencies.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in a related field.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Required

  • 2 years of experience in a related field.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.

SKILLS

  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure.

Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Career

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: General Administration

Job Family: Program Management

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