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Center for West European Studies (CWES) / European Union Center (EUC) Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS)
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The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) is a department in the Social Sciences Division of the UW College of Arts and Sciences. JSIS combines the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields to enhance our understanding of our increasingly interconnected globe. JSIS offers seven undergraduate majors, 16 minors and nine interdisciplinary MA degrees.
The Center for West European Studies (CWES), founded in 1994, is a National Resource Center funded by the Title VI Program of the US Department of Education. The EU Center (EUC) was founded in 1998, and is funded by the European Commission's Jean Monnet Project and Chair grants. The mission of the two centers is to enhance the quality of teaching and research on West European and European Union politics, society, and culture on the University of Washington campus, as well as through outreach to other universities, community colleges, business, the general public, and the K-12 community. We offer an undergraduate Major and Minor in European Studies. This position is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant. If this grant funding should end for any reason, there is no alternative funding available and this position will end.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Outreach Coordinator.
General Duties/Description : The Outreach Coordinator manages the development and coordination of the CWES/EUC outreach programs for the UW campus, K-12 teachers, community college educators, the business community and the broader public to promote greater understanding and awareness of the region. This individual will plan and execute numerous outreach programs and projects including academic conferences, public speaking events, ongoing teacher and curriculum projects, as well as oversee the updating and maintenance of center outreach materials and website. The Outreach Coordinator will also work on other various programmatic duties including (but not limited to), assisting on grant proposals, fundraising initiatives, student advising, etc. The Outreach Coordinator reports to the Managing Director of CWES/EUC.
The Outreach Coordinator must be familiar with all aspects of event and program planning, including relevant UW administrative and fiscal procedures. The position will be working with multiple budgets with varying regulations, and will coordinate with a number of on and off-campus bodies with regulations and procedures of their own. The Outreach Coordinator will endeavor to develop new methods to improve centers' outreach efforts on multiple fronts (web, videoconferencing, public events, informational literature, curricula, etc.), while also maintaining existing program commitments. Developing and implementing so many diverse projects across the UW and with external partners involves integration of many complex policies and procedures.
Raise awareness about CWES/EUC by cultivating relationships with other campus entities, community organizations and the general public through events, regular communication, media, listservs and other methods;
Develop and manage, either independently or in collaboration with other Jackson School centers, professional development programs for K-12 teachers and community college educators and events for the general public throughout the Pacific Northwest;
Develop and manage new plans/projects for extending and improving CWES/EUC outreach efforts;
Manage/oversee on-going CWES/EUC projects and make office student staff assignment decisions to ensure Center outreach programs are successfully implemented;
Train office student staff in relevant UW and Jackson School administrative/office procedures; and
Manage/reconcile budgets for various events, speaker travel, and resource acquisitions.
Program Management and Administration
Work collaboratively with Managing Director in drafting grant proposals (establishing partnerships, strategic planning, budget development and monitoring and evaluation);
Track measurable progress, manage data collection for outreach activities, and draft reports for Title VI National Resource Center grants and others.
Publicity and Social Media
Increase visibility of CWES/EUC through marketing materials for events, and other occasions as needed;
Serve as editor for the CWES/EUC Newsletter and coordinate social media content production and digital presence; and
Assist with updating website and web content.
Work collaboratively with Managing Director on fundraising activities and strategies, which include: coordinating with advancement staff of the College of Arts and Sciences and UW Office of Advancement, annual giving, direct mail, individual solicitations to program's discretionary fund; and
Provide after-gift stewardship, including gift acknowledgement and correspondence with donors.
Act as CWES/EUC representative for Centers' programs, including providing program information and fielding inquiries;
Represent CWES/EUC at meetings and conferences, as needed, or requested by the Managing Director;
Identify problems, and improve systems to better serve the Centers' audience;
Assist in advising students on European Studies courses, fellowships, study abroad, internships, and career plans; and
Other duties as requested by the Managing Director.
Required: - B.A. degree in International Studies, European Studies, or other relevant field, and three years' experience working with events or in an office setting; - Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet browsers; - Demonstrated experience in event and program coordination; - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to work effectively with presenters, program participants, and UW faculty and staff; - Ability to multitask efficiently, establish priorities, and handle a high volume of work; - General knowledge of European affairs.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired: - Master's in International Studies, European Studies, or other relevant field; - Experience working in an administrative role in a university or college setting; - Experience with public speaking, particularly with presenting to K-14 educators. - Extensive travel or living experience in Western Europe/EU, and ability to speak a Western European language; - Familiarity with desktop publishing and graphics; web editing and design skills; - Track record as a well-organized administrator and an energetic self-starter.
Conditions of employment: - Must have flexible schedule to accommodate attending some CWES-sponsored evening and weekend events. - This position is grant-funded. Continuation of position beyond one year depends on the Center's continued receipt of grant funding.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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