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Chinese Flagship Coordinator - Archive
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)

Posting: 12426
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2012-11-29

Terms of Appointment

Appointment percentage: 100%
Type of appointment: fixed-term
Duration of appointment: November 26, 2012 – November 25, 2013; renewable annually depending on funding
Annual base range: $40,000 - $50,000
Projected start date: November 26, 2012

Essential Functions

Grant Administration and Coordination (15%)

- Coordinate university and K–12 partner (Portland Public Schools subcontract) communication and reporting requirements
- Track program and student data information for internal and external reporting purposes
- Manage expenditures to comply with prepared and approved budgets and sustainable practices for using those funds effectively 
- Prepare reports for internal and external audiences, including quarterly grant reports
- Maintain information systems for various reporting audiences
- Assist CASLS staff in budget development and allocation of Flagship personnel and financial resources

Academic Support (15%)

- Provide logistical support to academic director, faculty, GTF, and departmental units in implementing Chinese Flagship curriculum
- Hire, manage, and evaluate GTF and student workers 
- Coordinate annual Flagship language assessment testing and reporting
- Facilitate the student selection team
- Manage peer language partner (PLP) program in collaboration with EALL

Student Life & Recruiting Activities (50%)

- Support and develop administrative structures to facilitate a clear pathway to Superior proficiency (with multiple entry points appropriate to students’ varied needs and skills)
- Develop and implement a recruitment plan with support of UO Admissions and The Language Flagship 
- Develop program marketing with a communications team, including website, brochures, and promotional materials for schools, students, and families
- Support a dynamic residential immersive learning environment in the Global Scholars Residential Hall with UO Housing, the residential Flagship Assistant, and students 
- Provide students with clear, transparent, and timely communications
- Coordinate program introDUCKtion and orientation, Week of Welcome, course enrollment, study year abroad, and student-run activities
- Provide objective and accurate administration of the merit-based Flagship scholarship program
- Coordinate with other academic and language programs at the UO to promote student recruitment, residential activities, and academic activities.

Study Abroad (15%)

- Coordinate study abroad application process, planning, preparation, scholarship workshops, and reporting
- Coordinate NSEP Flagship Program Study Abroad component with International Affairs, American Councils, NJU, Qingdao, and NSEP
- Manage transition of overseas programs with goal of placing primary responsibility in International Affairs
- Coordinate student internships with International Affairs, American Councils, Nanjing University, Qingdao, and National Security Education Program; track internship feedback and support internship partner development
- Provide consulting to other study abroad programs

Center Support (5%)

- Assist CASLS with general duties relating to research and development in language teaching and learning

Minimum Qualifications

- Master’s degree in field related to international education
- Experience working with U.S. university faculty and administration across disciplines
- Experience working with undergraduate students in international fields
- Experience coordinating U.S. study abroad programs
- Experience managing U.S. higher education programs

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience working with K-12 education system
- Experience working in Chinese cultural context
- Chinese language ability

Description of the University & Community

The University of Oregon has over 16,000 undergraduate students and approximately 4,000 graduate students. Of these, there are 2,706 U.S. students of color and 1,175 international students.  The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and actively supports this goal.  The UO is known for its spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for its ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 145,000 people and Oregon’s third largest city.  Within only a few hours’ drive are ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges.  The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town.  Mild winters, long growing seasons, and few drastic weather changes are characteristic.  Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.

Commitment to Diversity

The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

Application Procedure & Closing Date

To be assured of consideration, application materials must be received by October 30, 2012.  The position will remain open until filled.  Submit resume, cover letter, and three references by email to mandyl@uoregon.edu or by mail to CASLS, 5290 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403.  Finalist for position must complete a criminal background check.

Diversity Statement

An equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act