Program Coordinator, GWIKS

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world. The school's unique location-just steps from the White House, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, U.S. Department of State, and dozens of other U.S. and international organizations-enriches its teaching and research, providing students and scholars with unmatched opportunities to engage with the U.S. and international policy communities.
The GW Institute for Korean Studies (GWIKS) is seeking a program coordinator. As the primary full-time staff administrator, the successful applicant, in consultation with the Director of GWIKS and associated faculty, develops, coordinates, and implements, the organized research activities and programming agenda of the Institute. The coordinator oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Institute, including organizing institute activities, leading staff, and supervising student assistants. Specific responsibilities include:

Program Development: In conjunction with the Director, plans various lecture series, workshops, or conferences. Helps to conceive new topics for research or public presentation, plans new programs or activities based on these topics, and ensures their successful implementation. Seeks new means to communicate current research activities across campus and to the general community.

Program/Events Coordination: Implements Institute programs, including colloquia; lecture series; Soh Jaipil Circle on Contemporary Korean Affairs; visiting scholar meetings; special workshops and conferences; annual regional conferences; annual fellowship competitions; and visiting delegation receptions. Manages the Visiting Scholar Program, which hosts about 4-5 Korean visiting scholars annually.

Administration and Financial Management: Works with the GWIKS Director and Campus Shared Services analysts to manage long-term fiscal planning for Institute operations. Serves as the Institute's resource on University administrative policies and guidelines, and interprets these policies for the Director's understanding. The coordinator oversees business functions, including reimbursements for travel and entertainment, purchasing, and other financial transactions. Manages the content of the Institute's website and maintain its physical facilities. The coordinator oversees all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Institute, including organizing institute activities, leading staff, and supervising student assistants.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• Thorough knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work impacts other areas.
• Ability to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
• Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills.
• Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures, or willingness to learn them.
• Thorough knowledge of and skill in delivering programs.
• Knowledge of current programs and trends affecting Korea and Korean studies.
• Ability to conduct needs assessment and development of new programs to meet organizational needs.
• Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; i.e. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Academic Affairs Sub-Family Program Administration Stream Service and Support Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007414 Job Open Date: 07/10/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Describe your background in Korean Studies
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Do you have Korea-related work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have any experience living in Korea?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience coordinating one or more programs.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * What is your levelof proficiency in Korean?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume
    Optional Documents





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      Posted: 7/13/2018
      Application Due: 7/25/2018
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