Associate Director, European Union Center, Illinois International Programs

Illinois International Programs
European Union Center
Associate Director
12 month 100% position


Primary Function:
Execute the programmatic activities, manage staff, oversee the graduate program, manage budgets, and provide strategic guidance for developing core areas of the European Union Center (EUC) in a professionally efficient and effective manner.


Duties and Responsibilities
·       Provide administrative management of the European Union Center office including representing Director in his/her absence;
·       Management and supervisory duties including hiring, training, delegating, and annual review of staff including academic professional(s), civil service employee(s), and graduate assistant(s).
·       Manage grant execution to comply with University and funding agency guidelines, deadlines, and regulations
·       Identify and evaluate potential external funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with Director.
·       Oversee the Center’s grant budgets and accounts in collaboration with the Director, ensuring sound financial management in compliance with University, State, and funding agency guidelines.
·       Coordinate the activities of program faculty as they pertain to the research, teaching, and public engagement mission of the Center, and in order to ensure successful grant execution and reporting;
·       Oversee the M.A. in European Union Studies (MAEUS), the Graduate Minor, and the 5-year BALAS/MAEUS track, including supervising personnel involved in the administration of the degree, from marketing and admission through in-program advising, placement, and alumni relations.
·       Collaborate with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS), Illinois International Programs (IIP), and the Graduate College on all academic matters.
·       Oversee EURO course development and new course proposals in collaboration with the Director, and coordinate listings of EURO courses in the University Class Schedule each semester.
·       Coordinate seminars, workshops, and conferences.
·       Supervise center staff execution of extensive outreach programs to K-12 educators and students, business, media, and other constituents.
·       Develop and strengthen relations with other European Centers in the U.S., and internationally.
·       Coordinate preparation of publications and provide editorial guidance.
·       Represent the Center in interactions with individual and institutional partners both within the UI and external to the University.


Reporting Relationship:
The position reports to the Director of the European Union Center, who reports to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies who reports to the Provost.


·       A Master’s Degree in an area relevant to international studies and programs;
·       International experience;
·       Administrative experience, project coordination, and proven organizational talents;
·       Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, and with representatives from national and international institutions;
·       Sensitivity to the functioning of an interdisciplinary program within the context of a complex university;
·       Ability to work with faculty and government agencies, both in the United States and overseas;
·       Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance;
·       Initiative and creativity in program development;
·       Strong written and verbal communication skills;
·       Strong computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing software, or similar


·       PhD in an area relevant to international studies and programs
·       International experience, preferably in Europe;
·       Working knowledge of one or more European languages other than English


Commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Starting Date
As soon as possible after the closing date.


Closing Date
In order to ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by July 28, 2017.  Applicants are encouraged to specifically relate their backgrounds and experience to the requirements of the position as outlined above.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
International Programs and Studies
507 E. Green St, Suite 404, MC-417
Champaign, IL  61820


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