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May 18, 2012

Program Coordinator, UC Berkeley ISEEES

UC Berkeley Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies recruiting for position of Program Coordinator

Departmental Overview
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) serves as the focal point at the University of California, Berkeley for students and faculty who conduct research and teaching on the geographic region of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Originally founded in 1957 as the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, ISEEES was established in August 2000 and is the administering unit of the Berkeley Program in Eurasian and East European Studies, the Program in Armenian Studies, the Hertelendy Graduate Fellowship in Hungarian Studies, and the Peter N. Kujachich Endowment in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies. ISEEES's mission is to support research, graduate training, and a broad array of scholarly and public programs, including conferences, public lectures, faculty and graduate student seminars, publications, and a visiting scholar program. Currently the Institute has 35 core faculty members and approximately 100 affiliated graduate students. ISEEES is the US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at Berkeley. Title VI funding allows ISEEES to support less commonly taught languages at Berkeley and to offer an active program of outreach.

As the primary, full-time staff member responsible for ISEEES programming, the Program Coordinator designs, conducts, promotes, and supports various research and public educational programs, outreach events, and fundraising initiatives at the Institute, including conferences, workshops, lecture series, faculty and visiting scholar support programs, student fellowships, and other academic and public programs. The incumbent researches and assesses outreach and educational needs and interests for targeted public segment audiences, and develops programs, publications, communications materials, technology, learning, and fundraising approaches accordingly. The Program Coordinator also processes and services a variety of operational and financial transactions and services as required by specific program activities.

*Program/Events Coordination:
Under general supervision of the ISEEES Executive Director, incumbent identifies program topics and plans and schedules all aspects of program offerings, including organizing and conducting existing public educational programs, and assists in the development of new programs. Programs include colloquia, special workshops and conferences, fellowship competitions, lecture series, and visiting scholars program.

*Database Management and Grant Reporting:
Manages the Institute’s faculty, student, visiting scholar, and events databases. Under general supervision of executive director, uses professional skills to interpret university and funding agency regulations and guidelines and prepares periodic reports for funding agencies. Uses evaluation data to create reports for funding agencies and to adjust future programs. Assists executive director in preparation of grant applications.

*Website and Publications:
Solicits, researches, and gathers materials for ISEEES website and biannual newsletter. Edits material for website and newsletter for internal and external audiences, ensuring clarity, organization, accuracy, style, and quality of written work. Recommends content and layout, edits and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online materials and conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives.

*Administration and Financial Management:
In consultation with ISEEES executive director, develops, prepares, and reconciles budgets for programs and activities. Processes standardized financial data and business and administrative transactions, including reimbursements for travel and entertainment, purchasing, and visiting scholar administration. Serves as a work leader to junior staff and student assistants.

*Fundraising and Donor Relations:
Under general supervision, implements specific activities for fundraising programs and activities. Maintains database with donor information, including University CADS system. Manages gifts and contributions to ISEEES, thanking donors in a timely manner and keeping them apprised of Institute’s activities.

Required Qualifications
•Ability to carry out multiple tasks, prioritize competing demands, and meet deadlines.
•Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
•Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with faculty and academics, both domestic and foreign, with professionalism and tact.
•Ability to make decisions and solve problems, sometimes on the spot.
•Ability to work well independently and as a member of a team.
•Demonstrated experience in event/conference planning or related activities.
•Experience developing flyers and other outreach materials, and ability to manipulate existing materials using Dreamweaver and Drupal for websites.
•Excellent computer skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.

Preferred Qualifications
•Working knowledge of a Slavic, East European, or Eurasian language strongly preferred.
•Given the programmatic planning responsibilities of the position, knowledge of the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies, as well as some academic training in the field, is highly preferred for full effectiveness in the position.

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Continuing education in related field highly encouraged.

Salary & Benefits
This is a career position with a full UC benefits package.
Salary: $39,000 - $45,000 Annual, depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Submit your application through the Berkeley Job Site (http://jobs.berkeley.edu/job-listings.html). When doing so, please upload your resume and cover letter as a single document.

Posted by nalajbeg at 01:50 PM