University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
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|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Director, Other Professional|
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH), http://www.iprh.illinois.edu/ at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an Assistant Director for Education and Outreach to be responsible for ensuring IPRH educational and outreach program objectives are achieved by developing, implementing and evaluating the strategies employed. The Assistant Director will collaborate with internal and external units to develop, implement and expand opportunities for students (adult, undergrad, and graduate), particularly those of the Odyssey Project.
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Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Lead, oversee and/or assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of major IPRH educational and outreach initiatives, particularly the Odyssey Project and other Mellon-funded initiatives. Make curriculum and operational recommendations for programs. Run syllabus-creation workshops for Odyssey Project instructors to ensure curricular and student needs are addressed. Integrate Odyssey Project more fully into both the humanities ecosystem and the public engagement work of the university. Assess the needs of the local community and local partners/stakeholders through best practices, as outlined on the Public Engagement Portal of the University of Illinois to develop further opportunities for IPRH public engagement.
Advise and mentor students in the Odyssey Project regarding furthering their higher education opportunities; advise and guide undergraduates and graduate students regarding IPRH certificate and other IPRH educational opportunities. Enhance recruitment and retention of students and focus on student’s academic development, working in collaboration with the Odyssey Assistant for Student Experience.
Conduct program assessments and obtain qualitative feedback from students and stakeholders. Organize and lead both annual reviews and longitudinal assessments of programs to evaluate goals, effectiveness and identify areas for change. Coordinate and consult with assessment specialist, when appropriate (as with Odyssey). Meet regularly with the Mellon Public Humanities Fellow, affiliated with the Odyssey Project, to take stock of Odyssey Project activities and other public engagement activities.
Coordinate academic offerings and appointments with departments/faculty/Graduate College as appropriate. Provide new faculty with information on opportunities to engage in the educational and outreach mission of IPRH. In consultation with IPRH leadership, work with Odyssey Assistant for Student Experience to identify and effect opportunities for Odyssey curricular and co-curricular enhancements, including artist residencies. Supervise the Odyssey Assistant for Student Experience. Run any related course or fellowship competitions as needed.
Coordinate with CITL, Registrar, and facilities/housing, regarding student registrations, course listings, classroom assignments, and transcripting. Maintain records of student enrollments and participation in certificate and other educational programs.
Assist leadership with advancement opportunities related to educational experiences for students and other outreach activities. Assist in educational and outreach grant-writing activities. Write interim and final reports to funding agencies, for review by Director and Deputy Director.
Act as primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders for coordination, execution, and evaluation of educational programming carried out by IPRH. Disseminate information on educational and outreach programs to internal and external audiences. Serve as an ambassador for IPRH regarding outreach and educational initiatives and related collaborations.
Maintain active participation in relevant national associations and engage in related professional development opportunities. Participate on IPRH, OVCR or campus committees as needed. Assume additional related duties to further the mission of the Odyssey Project and IPRH.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Advanced degree in humanities required. Alternate degree fields may be considered / accepted depending on the nature and depth of the education and experience as it relates to this position. PhD in a humanities or related discipline preferred.
Required: Experience with educational programs or projects and demonstrated experience in educational program delivery, student advising/mentoring or teaching. Organizational and planning experience with educational or similar programs. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to speak effectively in a public setting before a diverse audience. Outgoing, people-oriented approach to planning and execution of educational endeavors. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Willingness to work as a productive team member. An aptitude for learning new skills, tools and processes. Ability to make sound decisions using good judgment and innovation and creative problem solving. Independent and self-motivated. Capacity for representing IPRH education and outreach efforts to a variety of audiences. Experience demonstrating highly effective communications skills and ability to work on multiple projects.
Preferred: Experience working in a higher-education academic settting. Grant writing experience. Experience in community outreach. Knowledge of University of Illinois’ or similar institution’s procedures and policies.
Proposed start date: As soon as possible after closing date of search.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment Status: Full-time academic professional appointment.
To apply: For full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, CV/resume and the names and contact information of three professional references.
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|Secondary Categories:||Research and Methodology