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Assistant Director - Confucius Institute at Colorado State University


**這個工作只要MA, 看起來像是偏行政職多一點。薪水並不算高,要申請者請注意。

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Director, Confucius Institute at Colorado State University.

The Confucius Institute at Colorado State University (CI at CSU) is a cooperative project of Colorado State University, the Office of Chinese Language Council International in China, and Hunan University, located in Changsha, China.

In its inaugural year, the Confucius Institute of Colorado State University is dedicated to “enhancing the understanding of the Chinese language and culture” in our region. This will occur through a wide range of public activities and programs designed to strengthen awareness of Chinese language and culture. The CI at CSU will also promote research and cultural exchange around global water issues.

The staff of the CI at CSU consists of this position and the Associate Director from China and will have a dual reporting structure to the Director of the Confucius Institute for broad strategic planning, as well as to the Director of International Initiatives at CSU for day-to-day support and supervision.

These two individuals will be equally responsible for the development and administration of Confucius Institute, including projects and programs. The Assistant Director’s focus will be on budget oversight and day to day management of the Confucius Institute. This work will be completed in close collaboration with the Office of International Programs in areas of finance and outreach, both on campus and in the community. 

This work also involves close interface with relevant departments at CSU, the Chinese Language Council (Hanban), Hunan University, as well as public schools, businesses and organizations throughout Northern Colorado. 

This is a full-time Administrative Professional position at CSU. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and team player. This position requires occasional evening or weekend hours for event coordination, as well as a valid Colorado Driver’s License or the ability to obtain a valid Colorado Driver’s License (or alternate means of personal transportation) and the willingness to travel to schools and locations off-campus for regular meetings and events. The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CSU will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. 

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will work jointly with the Associate Director from China to plan and implement cultural and outreach programming and activities. He/She also will be responsible to and work collaboratively with Office of International Programs staff in the areas of Finance, Marketing and K-12 and community outreach in the following areas:

Outreach activities, including conferences, lecture series, film series, events and publicity
• Manage all aspects of the planning process, including working with guest speakers, room scheduling, travel arrangements, and publicity.
• Develop and maintain the Confucius Institute website.
• Design public information materials such as brochures, presentations, and digital media.
• Develop announcements and press releases of CI at CSU activities for newsletters and websites, both on and off campus.
• Publicize all CI at CSU activities in relevant departments and colleges.

Budget Management and Coordination
• Draft and submit budget proposals to the Chinese Language Council.
• Research and apply for grants that enhance the mission of the CI.
• Maintain accounting for program development, implementation, budget tracking and reporting.
• Use the Kuali financial system to ensure the proper payment of all CI obligations through the accepted fiscal rules and regulations of CSU.

Collaborations among faculty, students, community, and schools
• Coordinate project communications in order to strengthen the profile of CI at CSU programs on campus
• Track CSU activities on China in departments, colleges, and other research centers through in-house database.
• Work to create a CI program agenda around worldwide water issues, particularly in China.
• Coordinate K-12 and community engagement activities.

Confucius Institute programming-related meetings, serve on other relevant committees, and participate in Hanban-sponsored meetings representing the CI at CSU
• Schedule and serve on relevant committees in order to formulate program goals and funding plans, plan events and activities, and provide budget updates.

Required Qualifications:
• A Master’s degree
• Two years professional experience in program coordination and/or event management.
• Evidence of experience in managing budgets.
• Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Evidence of experience working with diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Fluency in English.
• Proficiency in Chinese.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in higher education, international affairs, or a related field that is relevant to understanding Chinese language and culture.
• Professional experience that is relevant to understanding Chinese language and culture.
• Demonstrated evidence of being detail oriented.
• Demonstrated experience working successfully in an independent manner.
• Demonstrated experience in desktop publishing, database management, and/or website management skills.
• Demonstrated experience in grant writing
• Fluency in Chinese.

Salary range is in the Mid – High $40s.

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., February 8, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application consisting of: 1) letter of interest addressing all position qualifications; 2) resume and 3) names, titles, addresses of three references should be submitted via e-mail, in a single PDF to References will not be contacted prior to notification of candidates.

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city with a population of approximately 140,000 people, which is 100 kilometers north of Denver. The city offers a unique blend of metropolitan advantages and small town friendliness. Located at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins provides easy access to numerous cultural and recreational opportunities.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment are conducted. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.