The East Asia Program at Cornell University seeks a coordinator for its several initiatives and programming.
As Cornell's focal point for research on East Asia, the East Asia Program (EAP) serves as the hub of a campus-wide network of specialists and as a forum for the interdisciplinary study of contemporary and historical East Asia. By supporting and developing the research of over 40 core faculty and equal numbers of graduate students, with its publication arm the Cornell East Asia Series (CEAS), and through multi-year initiatives, EAP conducts interdisciplinary projects that engage audiences at Cornell and across the globe. A faculty-focused research institute that resides within the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, EAP serves all the colleges within the university.
Under the general supervision of the EAP Program Manager, the Initiatives and Programming Coordinator will provide coordination and implementation of the EAP's several initiatives and programs. The Coordinator plans and organizes events (guest lectures, workshops, conferences); writes planning, summary, and financial reports; supervises student assistants for the initiatives; liaises with faculty and visiting academics; tracks financial transactions of initiatives; and is responsible for the calendar of all initiative events and program deadlines.
Specifically coordinates the following initiatives, their activities, and student staff:
Contemporary China Initiative's technical production, including video recording and editing, public relations and publications activities. Oversee the event coordination, audio and video capture, editing, and distribution of the Initiative's core lecture series. Oversee the design and maintenance of initiative information technologies (website, archives, list serve, social media platforms);
Hu Shih Distinguished Lecture planning, coordination, recording, and publicity;
Classical Chinese Colloquium and Guided Readings technical production, including acquisitions, colloquium coordination, and publicity;
Translation Studies Initiative working groups and conference coordination;
Speaker series event coordination and reporting;
EAP Graduate Student Steering Committee supervision, mentoring on administrative work, and development;
Reports to the Program Manager of the East Asia Program and works closely with the faculty Director and Associate Directors, this position is responsible for the online presence and activities as well as the logistical coordination of the EAP's special initiatives. Provide administrative support for the promotion of the initiatives at Cornell throughout the university and on an international level. Liaison with numerous units across campus. Provide administrative support for the initiatives public relations and development activities. Assist faculty in coordinating administrative aspects of initiative events on and off campus. Coordinate and supervise initiatives' student workers. Update and produce initiative promotion literature. Write reports on the initiatives for the program annual report as well as project-specific and grant-specific reports. Develop and maintain documents and materials archives for the initiatives, their planning and development.
This is a 11 month (month of July off), full-time, two-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal, based on business needs and funding.
Required Qualifications: Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to 2 years, 2 years college coursework, or Associates Degree; 4-6 years experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in academic program coordination or project management. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. Ability to develop and maintain a complex schedule of events and activities. Good working knowledge of office technology, including word processing, database management needed, as well as experience with video and graphics software and internet-based services. A proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple areas, events and deadlines, along with the ability to cultivate and maintain a collaborative and effective work environment, are necessary.
Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, or other video editing software, and some form of desktop publishing program; competency in managing and navigating through the standard databases. Good working knowledge of online technology, including video editing and Internet-based systems.
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; Skills and experience in contemporary sociological issues. Experience with grant writing and project management. Experience with event planning, public relations and outreach at university, local, state, and national levels.
Ability to read or speak Mandarin Chinese. Familiarity with other East Asian languages—Japanese, Korean, Cantonese, etc.—desirable.
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