REEES Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
UCIS-Office of the Director - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23003890)
Utilizes advanced advising knowledge, theory, and practical experience to serve as an academic liaison for students to identify academic and career goals, select appropriate courses, and plan for degree attainment. Manages small to medium-sized, moderately complex projects.
Specific Job Description: The University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the Assistant Director for Academic Affairs position at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES). This position is a full-time, year-round position with the following responsibilities: • advertising REEES academic credentials and programs at academic fairs, marketplaces for new and prospective students, and additional events throughout the year; • advising students seeking to complete the requirements for the undergraduate and graduate credentials provided through or supported by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; • hiring and supervising REEES student ambassadors and language tutors; • creating and/or updating all credential- and advising-related advertising and websites, approved course lists, and resource lists for students; • running all aspects of the AY and summer FLAS award competitions as well as handling REEES scholarship awards to SLI in consultation with the REEES Associate Director and Assistant Director; • student recruiting, advising, and alumni communications for Project GO, including assisting accepted Project GO students with the summer guest student enrollment process; • serving as the faculty advisor to the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia (GOSECA) conferences; • overseeing the organization of the annual GOSECA conference; • administering the center’s scholarships, issuing letters, and posting REEES tuition remission funds; • managing the Center’s student database and serving students at the Pitt Global Hub; • managing relations with REEES alumni and coordinating annual fundraising efforts for student scholarships in collaboration with UCIS Alumni & Engagement and REEES Directors; • overseeing the organization and implementation of student co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, including the International Career Toolkit Program, related field-trips and events, as well as the hiring and supervision of the Toolkit Coordinator (GSA/TF); • working with colleagues on the UCIS Academic Affairs and UCIS Engagement committees to coordinate and implement student-facing initiatives, including Global 360 as well as new career-training and experiential learning programs; • collaborating with academic advisors from the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the professional schools to promote courses, events, as well as professionalization and scholarship/fellowship opportunities among students as relevant to successful grant applications; • participating in the assessment of teaching and learning; The REEES Assistant Director for Academic Affairs deals with confidential information, interacts with all levels of the organization (students, faculty, administrators, staff) and the general public. Occasional weeknight and weekend hours required. This is a full-time position, operating at 37.5 hours per week out of which 100% effort are committed to fulfilling the role of the REEES Assistant Director for Academic Affairs. The employee will report to the REEES Associate Director.
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Assignment Category Full-time regular
Job Classification Staff.Academic Advisor II
Job Family Academic & Student Services
Job Sub-Family Academic Advising
Minimum Education Level Required Master's Degree
Minimum Years of Experience Required 2
Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience? No
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Work Arrangement Hybrid: Combination of On-Campus and Remote work as determined by the department.
Hiring Range TBD Based Upon Qualifications
Relocation Offered Yes
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 The essential functions include working at a computer (i.e. typing on a keyboard), attending meetings, making oral presentations, writing proposals and reports, making phone calls, carrying materials, frequent meetings with students and faculty all around campus and business people throughout the city, and the U.S. greeting visitors and participants of an event in person. Must be able to use email, the internet, Word, and other common office software programs.
Physical Effort Physical effort includes mobility to get to meetings at various locations on campus, in the local community, the U.S., and internationally; ability to use the computer, phone, and fax machine. Frequent carrying of materials. Ability to work in a continuously fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment.
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