Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center - College of Arts and Sciences

Newark, DE
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

Job Title Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center - College of Arts and Sciences
Job ID 104581
Location Newark, DE


Pay Grade: 29E

Deadline: 5/16/17

The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences' Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center (IHRC) is to strengthen faculty research and creative activity while also enhancing its visibility and integration into the curriculum. The Center supports initiatives involving multidisciplinary research teams both within the university and with external partners and fosters intellectual community and public engagement. It works in partnership with the UD Library and other units on digital humanities programming (lectures, workshops, training institutes, short-courses) and helps facilitate campus-wide conversations about the transformations in scholarly communication practices underway in 21st-century humanities research, teaching and learning environments. Its on-campus initiatives related to digital scholarship and teaching in the humanities are also opening up opportunities for regional, national and international partnerships.

Under limited direction and working in tandem with the IHRC Director and Associate Director as well as the Faculty Director of the African American Public Humanities interdisciplinary doctoral training initiative, the Program Coordinator assists with development, implementation, and marketing of all programming and serves as the IHRC's liaison to Faculty Commons, the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning, and the Library's Multimedia Design Center and Digital Scholarship Center as well as to external organizations that provide training opportunities for graduate students and faculty in digital scholarship and pedagogies.

A high level of independent judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills are required. This position is proactive and results-oriented.

  • Provide administrative oversight and assist with the annual IHRC grants cycle, digital humanities programming (special events, training institutes, graduate seminars and short-courses), and coordination of Paul R. Jones initiative activities.
  • Assist in the development and writing of external grant applications and manage the performance of grant-funded work by the IHRC, the Paul R. Jones initiative and the Next Generation PhD initiative. Research and identify funding opportunities; assist faculty directors with preparation of proposals and grant applications.
  • Develop and maintain the IHRC, Paul R. Jones Initiative and Next Generation PhD initiative websites, including the online grant submission functionality of the IHRC site.
  • Develop and maintain an internship placement database, alumni surveys and an alumni database for the interdisciplinary Next Generation PhD initiative in African American public humanities.
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of digital humanities and African American public humanities training opportunities and author an on-line newsletter advertising digital humanities and African American public humanities training opportunities and job opportunities.
  • Assist the Next Generation PhD program director, co-PIs, and faculty affiliates with development and maintenance of a logic model for the enriched curriculum and a tracking system for assessing the impact of this training on students' career trajectories/job placement.
  • Coordinate Next Generation Ph.D. on-campus recruitment events and monthly mentoring meetings, maintenance of advisement records, and coordination of meetings with the alumni advisory council, consultants, and on-campus leadership team. Participate in budget planning; manage operating and activities budgets.
  • Assist the faculty directors with special projects, program activity assessment, and development activities as needed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, including supervision of graduate assistants and/or work-study students assigned to special projects.

  • Bachelor's degree and three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with key practices, policies and guidelines in federal and state-level contract and grant administration.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in web standards. Working knowledge of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Hootsuite preferred.
  • Skills in Word Press, HTML, and Photoshop software required; video editing experience preferred. Experience with publication design programs (Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Publisher) is an advantage.
  • Skill in implementing and managing policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of key practices, policies and guidelines in federal and state-level contract and grant administration.
  • Effective research and communication skills (written as well as verbal).
  • Ability to interactive effectively with a diverse range of constituents.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Ability to develop, implement, assess and evaluate training and professional development opportunities in the humanities preferred.
  • Experience with University of Delaware financial systems preferred.

This position is partially supported by external funds. Continuation is contingent upon availability of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at


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