Friday, February 14, 2014

UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program Coordinator

UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program Coordinator


Application Deadline: February 24, 2014

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

·         Two years prior experience working in an administrative capacity.

·         Experience working in higher education preferred.

·         Excellent organizational and office skills.

·         Computer proficiency, experience working with databases and spreadsheets.

·         Demonstrated communication and writing skills.

Principal duties:

Working with the Russian Flagship’s leadership team and with national partners, coordinate the Russian Flagship Program, a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to reach a Superior level proficiency in Russian by graduation.

Communication (40%):

·         Design, develop and implement strategies to publicize the program at national, regional, state and campus levels, and to communicate with all program stakeholders, faculty, staff, tutors and students.

·         Develop and implement strategies to create, author and disseminate vibrant print, web and social media (includes authoring content that draws on expertise in foreign language education and/or international studies).

·         Write media releases and articles for professional newsletters and other publications. Develop collaborative partnerships with local and national communication outlets to disseminate program information.

·         Represent academic goals, assessment procedures and program learning outcomes in all communications, at academic and other professional conferences, and with university and other audiences.

Recruitment and Admissions (20%):

·         Develop and implement strategies for national, regional and campus recruitment efforts.

·         Write and give presentations about the program at national or regional academic conferences in areas such as foreign language education, international area studies, and study abroad.

·         Represent the academic goals of the program at conferences and resource fairs.

·         Coordinate admissions, conduct preliminary evaluation of academic credentials and fit with program goals, and serve on admissions committee.

·         Develop and sustain partnerships with other campus units to further program’s academic goals.

Administration (40%):

·         Oversee daily management of Russian Flagship Program to maintain compliance with terms of federal award and to meet local needs.

·         Develop external grant proposals and write grant reports.

·         Participate and represent program at the national Language Flagship annual meeting, working collaboratively throughout the year with federal funders and partner programs on all aspects of program administration.

·         Actively participate in research efforts pertaining to the assessment and further development of the Flagship model.

·         Oversee student record management, including further developing strategies for improving data management and reporting.

·         Manage student scholarship awards.

·         Oversee budget for student programming and recruitment, and assist with managing overall program budget

·         Develop and implement co-curricular activities and other student academic and cultural programming.

·         Other administrative tasks, as needed.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required.

For more information on specifics and how to apply, click here.


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