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August 03, 2012

Job opening at Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana

Assistant Director, China Relations Liaison/Outreach, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center

Job Description

The Assistant Director, China Relations Liaison/Outreach for the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center (“Center”) at the University of Montana will share leadership in the Center’s East Asian Programs. The position will work as part of a leadership team tasked to provide academic oversight, courses, exchanges, extensive university and community programming, including federally funded training/exchange programs, aimed at increasing understanding between the United States and the people of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. These duties include involvement in strategic planning, communication with foreign partners, assistance in the coordination of grant-funded and other programs, and representing the Center within the University, the community, and the state.

The position will also play a key role in furthering the program goals of The Confucius Institute (“Institute”), which is administered by the Center. Program goals include fostering knowledge and appreciation of Chinese history, Chinese culture, and Chinese language in the state of Montana, including the creation of courses in Chinese language and culture offered in public schools (K-12) through teacher training and diverse forms of public, community, and media outreach. Position will also work with other staff to determine Institute strategy, plan its events, and prepare budget and the annual financial report. Finally, the position will serve as the chief point of contact between the Institute and both Chinese authorities and Chinese university partners, as well as with the public, including various state education officials and education district supervisors, and media outlets.

About Us

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is an academic unit of The University of Montana dedicated to enhancing mutual understanding between the United States and Asia, particularly East Asia and India. It does so by assisting in campus instruction; fostering university and community links with Asia; and providing distance learning, public education, and service to the community, the state, and the nation. Established in 1983 with an endowment from the U.S. Congress, the Center honors and continues the legacy of Asian education and ethical public service for its name sakes: Senator Mike Mansfield and his wife, Maureen Hayes Mansfield.

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountain grandeur of western Montana, Missoula is the hub of five valleys and three major rivers – the Blackfoot, the Bitterroot and the Clark Fork. Roughly halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, Missoula is a blend of small-town charm and big-city sophistication.

Learn more about The University of Montana and the Missoula community at the following websites.

Mike and Maureen Mansfield Center - http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/default.aspx
The University of Montana – http://www.umt.edu
City of Missoula - http://www.ci.missoula.mt.us

Required Experience

Master’s degree in East Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, or a closely related field, plus two years of work experience (in the United States or abroad) in a position requiring application of knowledge of Chinese society and culture is required, as is fluency in oral and written Chinese.

To apply, please click here.

Application deadline is September 10, 2012.

Posted by zzhu at August 3, 2012 02:29 PM