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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Coordinator of Academic Programs

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    Illinois International Programs
    European Union Center
    Coordinator of Academic Programs
    12 months, 100%

    Primary Position Function/Summary:
    Coordinate and manage the M.A. in European Union Studies (MAEUS), the Graduate Minor, the 5-year BALAS/MAEUS track, and related instructional activities for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students, including teaching courses (key courses that support the MAEUS program and the EUC’s academic mission, online courses, and courses with domestic and abroad experiential learning components); contribute to and facilitate external funding applications related to the academic mission of the European Union Center (EUC); enhance and steward alumni and international university partner relations; and develop new educational and revenue generating opportunities (e.g., online professional education).

    Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( ).

    Major Duties and Responsibilities:

    Provide instruction in key courses that support the MAEUS and the EUC’s academic mission, including traditional and online undergraduate teaching, graduate instruction, and continuing education.
    Advising of MAEUS students, including prospective students, current students, and recent graduates, including thesis coordination and professionalization opportunities such as internships or study abroad. Assuming sufficient qualifications, the position will likely include serving as Graduate Advisor and as Chair/Member in MAEUS students’ thesis committees.
    Independently design and implement academic and professional development activities (e.g, study tour to Washington D.C., Brussels, New York City, or similar; events for students to meet with the consular corps, NGOs, or other professionals; organize student research conferences or presentations of interest to prospective employers; etc.) that contribute to the academic mission of the center, undertaking those in collaboration with the Outreach Coordinator as relevant and appropriate.
    Assume a leadership role in coordinating all matters of the EUC’s academic programming to ensure successful and efficient management that aligns with all campus administrative policies, while exercising discretion and independent judgment. This will involve independently liaising with curricular committees, advisors, instructors, unit EO’s, deans, the graduate college, and the Provost office to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations, while furthering the strategic mission of advanced academic programming on multiple educational levels (the MAEUS, the 5-year BA/MA, the Graduate Minor, online courses, continuing education, and undergraduate courses).
    Develop and implement enhanced marketing and recruitment strategies of students into the MAEUS program locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    Assume independent responsibility for growing and stewarding alumni relations to facilitate career opportunities for current students and recent graduates and to develop and implement advancement and private alumni giving opportunities in collaboration with the IIP Office of Advancement, exercising judgment and compliance with all rules and regulations.
    Identify, develop, and manage new educational opportunities (e.g. online professional education) in support of the EUC’s mission.
    Independently manage, efficiently and professionally, relationships between the EUC and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS), Illinois International Programs (IIP), the Graduate College, the Registrar’s Office, and other UI units on all academic matters pertaining to course scheduling, cross-listing and meets-with designations, assigning of instructors, credit articulations, degree conferrals, and managing continuing and online education courses.
    Identify and evaluate potential external funding opportunities in support of the EUC’s educational mission and academic programs and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with Associate Director and Director.
    Represent the Center on academic matters in interactions with individual and institutional partners both within the UI and external to the University, including international collaborators.
    Oversee EURO course development and new course proposals in collaboration with the Associate Director and Director, coordinate listings of EURO courses in the University Class Schedule each semester, liaise with university agencies in all matters pertaining to academic programming.
    Supervisory duties including hiring, delegating, training, and evaluating Academic Hourly and Student employees.

    Position Requirements and Qualifications:

    Required Education:

    Master’s in an area relevant to Europe and EU Studies, international studies, political science, governmental and policy studies, or similar.

    Preferred Education:

    PhD in an area relevant to Europe and EU Studies, international studies, political science, governmental and policy studies, or similar.

    Required Experience:

    • Advising and coordinating experience in academic programming.
    • Minimum one year instructional experience in Europe-oriented fields.
    • International experience, including study abroad experience, preferably in Europe.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Advising and coordinating experience in academic programming in Europe-oriented fields
    • Experience in online teaching
    • Working knowledge of one or more European languages other than English.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Sensitivity to the functioning of an interdisciplinary academic program within the context of a complex university.
    • Initiative and creativity in program development.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong intercultural skills.
    • Strong computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing software, or similar.
    • Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, and with representatives from national and international institutions.
    • Ability to work with students and faculty.
    • Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance.
    • Ability and willingness to periodically travel for recruitment, academic program and partnership development, and to execute student professional development activities etc.

    Reporting Relationship:
    Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
    Dean, LAS
    Executive Associate Dean
    Executive Director of the Area Studies Centers and Thematic Programs
    Director, European Union Center
    Assoc Director, European Union Center
    Coordinator for Academic Programs
    Supervisees (Academic Hourly and Student employees

    Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Starting Date:
    The anticipated start date of the position is December 16, 2018 or soon after, depending on candidate availability.

    Application Procedures:
    In order to ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by 11/27/2018. Applicants are encouraged to specifically relate their backgrounds and experience to the requirements of the position as outlined above.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    International Programs and Studies
    507 E. Green St, Suite 409, MC-417
    Champaign, IL 61820
    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

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