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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


Position Overview
The CREES Program Specialist develops area-related programs and events of general public interest, as well as the connections with the education, business, government, and general civic community to facilitate those programs. S/he also collaborates with other KU global/area studies centers and other internationally involved KU units, including but not limited to the Lied Center, the Spencer Museum of Art, all professional schools, and the Hall Center for the Humanities.

Job Description
20%: Newsletter Support

* Design, create page proofs, copy-edit (2) two CREES newsletters/yr, to appear in late August and late January (beginning of each semester).

10%: Graphic Design

* Graphic design for CREES web page and major CREES events.

* Work with student aides on flyers for smaller events.

10%: Outreach

* Build more links/outreach within KU and with the business, arts, and general community.

20%: Grant Support

* Outreach-related grant writing and reporting; apply for at least one small grant per year, e.g. KS Council for the Arts/Humanities; Fulbright teachers' grants, IRIS reports, etc.

20%: Event Support

* Organize and facilitate visits to KS schools with talks by KU personnel on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian topics of current interest; present and exhibit at educator conferences, with a copy of the presentation given to the CREES Director for end-of-year evaluation.

* Seek new technologies for distance communication with teachers and students.

20%: Conference Support

* Build and maintain K-14 email contact list, complete all pre-conference networking, logistics, advertising; conference logistics; post-conference processing of lesson plans. One CREES-led K-14 conference/yr and collaboration with other NRC outreach coordinators on a second K-14 conference:

Required Qualifications
Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in the r sum , and (3) information provided from professional references.

* Bachelor's degree in area studies, foreign languages/literatures/cultures, education, or related field, and one year of related experience.

* Excellent written communication skills and attention to detail, as evidenced by application materials.

* Organizational skills and prior experience in managing multiple projects.

* Demonstrated evidence of strong working relationship/ teamwork skills by prior work experience.

* Proficiency in desktop publishing software, as well as Microsoft office suite.

* Knowledge of Russian/East European/Eurasian studies.

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's or other degree in a related field.

* Grant writing experience.

* Experience creating newsletters, advertising copy, brochures, and press releases.

* Experience creating and maintaining websites.

* Supervisory experience.

Additional Candidate Instruction
Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position, and Resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

Please apply on or before 09/27/2016 for consideration, at Application review begins on 09/28/2016.

Contact Information to Applicants
Alex Diener

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