Duties: The Associate Director of the James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies is responsible for working under the supervision of the faculty Director of the Kim Program and with other stakeholders to plan, manage, support, and implement the Kim Program's effort to advance research and teaching on Korea and to support relevant programming at Penn. This position is responsible for the day-to-day implementation, management, and oversight of the activities of the Kim Program.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's degree preferred. 3-5 years of experience preferred. Experience providing administrative support in an academic environment strongly preferred. Ideal candidate must possess strong organizational skills, strong written and oral communications skills, and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Must have a professional demeanor with the ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse audience. Must be available for weekend and evening work in support of off-hours programming.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English required. Full proficiency in written and spoken Korean language as well as experience living or traveling in Korea strongly preferred.

* Must have strong technology skills and advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
* Korean language proficiency.
* Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.
* Must be reliable, have a strong work ethic, and bring initiative and enthusiasm to his/her work.
* Enjoys working in a fast-paced environment, is able to multi-task and operates successfully under pressure.
* Works successfully independently, but also is able to work collaboratively within the department and with colleagues in the School or Arts and Sciences, and also outside partners.
* Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills are a necessity.
* Models professional behavior, and values being a mentor to students and staff.
* Enjoys developing and fostering staff professional growth.

Ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of scholarly resources across the University that are available for both students and department faculty. Financial experience, event-planning experience, and an understanding of academic and curriculum planning are preferred. Familiarity with Penn's financial application strongly encouraged. Knowledge of Korea and the ability to speak Korean are strongly encouraged.

Reference Number: 02-26473

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Korean Studies Program

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration

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