Asian Studies Program Assistant
UCIS-Office of the Director - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23007025)
Provides daily support in the execution of an assigned program, section, or special interest group and implements procedures, processes, services, and systems to support program workflow. Evaluates and monitors projects, coordinates with internal and external stakeholders, and advises staff on program policies. Creates program communications, coordinates data and manages program databases, and assists in developing program evaluations.
The Asian Studies Center is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and programmatic support for developing community engagement programming in the field of Japan Studies. The Program Assistant will promote Japan Studies across a broad range of disciplines and languages, in engagement activities coordinated with the Asian Studies Center, other units of the University, K-16 teachers and students, local internationally engaged organizations, other major universities, community colleges and Title III/Title V- eligible institutions. The Program Assistant will work with faculty, staff, students, K-16 educators, pre-service and in-service teachers to develop outreach materials about Japan Studies. Primary duties include: 1. Cultivate connections with local community groups. 2. Support Japan Studies Faculty activities. 3. Organize and implement events and workshops that support dialog and networking to foster a deeper understanding of Japan. 4. Assist with all aspects of programming including registration, video conferencing, technical troubleshooting, and recording of online events. The Program Assistant will manage the scheduling, logistics, publicity, and information for a range of Japan Studies activities. The Program Assistant may also be asked to assist the Asian Studies Center with other events and programs as need.
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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Program Assistant
Job Family Administrative Support
Job Sub-Family Program & Project Management
Minimum Education Level Required Associate's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 3
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience? No
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Arrangement On-Campus: Teams that work on campus, in an office, or in a lab.
Hiring Range $33,000.00
Relocation Offered No
Visa Sponsorship Provided No
Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks are required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents Resume, Cover Letter
Optional Documents Not Applicable
Essential Functions Job tasks that are essential include ability to work on the computer, interact verbally with others and often in front of audiences, and ability to handle several complicated tasks at one time. Local travel may be required.
Physical Effort The employee must be able to move around campus and outside of campus in order to coordinate and supervise programs, attend meetings, accompany visitors, etc. No heavy lifting or strenuous physical work required as a matter of course. Must be able to answer a phone, type on a computer, and work at a desk for extended periods of time.
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