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University of Illinois-Outreach Coordinator

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    Outreach Coordinator

    European Union Center

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The European Union Center (EUC) is searching for an Outreach Coordinator to develop, implement, and assess the outreach programs and public events. As a Title VI National Resource Center and Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the incumbent will represent the EUC to external and internal constituencies. Provide programs for diverse constituents, including University of Illinois faculty and students, K-16 educators and students, the business community, media, government officials, and the general public.

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage EUC’s outreach programs and projects under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for logistical planning, coordinating speakers, conferences, workshops and public events.
    • Serve as the EUC’s Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Coordinator/Advisor, in the capacity of coordinating application reviews and award notifications, advising fellows, and data collection and reporting.
    • Manage EUC’s communication channels, including listservs, electronic newsletters, websites and social media, primarily targeted to constituencies and partners at the campus, local, national, and international levels.
    • Initiate new programs and events for EUC’s internal and external constituencies, and participate in long-range planning and goal-setting activities for the Center.
    • Develop and organize outreach and curriculum development programs for K-16 educators and students.
    • Assist the Associate Director with budgeting, proposals and reporting to funding agencies, and other administrative tasks of the Center.
    • Collaborate with other area studies personnel and faculty to design, coordinate, staff, and implement joint outreach activities.
    • Assign and review work of graduate student assistants, interns, and other support staff, under the direction of the Associate Director, with primary responsibility for outreach and office operations.
    • Participate in professional organization conferences to represent the EUC as well as deliver presentations.
    • Assist with ongoing outreach programming evaluation, as needed.
      Other duties as assigned to further the mission of the center.


    Required: Bachelor’s degree in humanities, social sciences, or field related to the position. Two years of work experience in higher education or K-12 teaching or program development.

    Preferred: Master’s degree in humanities, social sciences, or field related to the position. Work experience in higher education or K-12 teaching or program development, with an emphasis on European studies, international work, living or study experience. Student advising experience at the college level.

    Successful candidates will: Possess strong communication skills and public speaking experience. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and website management. Strong professional social media experience. Proven organizational talents, with attention to detail required to organize high-profile events. Demonstrated ability to assume responsibility and work independently with minimum guidance and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.


    This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


    Applications must be received by September 12, 2019. Apply for this position, follow this link (Outreach Coordinator – EUC) and click the “Apply for Position” button at the bottom of the page. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

    Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

    Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

    Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), and academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three professional references.

    In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button at the bottom of this page (Outreach Coordinator – EUC). Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Jaclyn Benekohal at For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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