Monday, December 6, 2010

Outreach Coordinator, Asian Studies Center at MSU

DUTIES: The outreach coordinator will strengthen the connection of the
Asian Studies Center and Michigan State University with local schools,
community colleges and communities to enhance their understanding of and
engagement with Asia. Duties include, but are not limited to: interacting
with teachers, school administrators, librarians and community
coordinators about their interests and needs, organizing school and
community outreach events, assisting teachers in developing Asia-related
curricula, and arranging workshops and other professional development
opportunities for teachers. The coordinator will also organize, develop,
and promote externally-oriented events for the Asian Studies Center,
including the S. C. Lee Scholarship Competition and Celebration, teacher
education workshops, endowed lectures, language events, orientation and
acculturation events for external visitors, community events, film
screenings, and art exhibitions and demonstrations. The coordinator will
work with the two MSU museums to create and deliver Asia-focused
activities, and with the academic colleges to plan, externally promote,
and run programs on Asia. The coordinator will also work closely with the
Asian Studies Center event coordinator and other assistants, student
workers, and interns to plan events and develop and disseminate
promotional materials, including the newsletter of the Asian Studies
Center. For more information about the Asian Studies Center, please visit
our website at

APPLICATIONS: Due January 1, 2011. Late submissions will be considered if
a suitable candidate pool is not identified by the deadline. For further
information, contact Ellen Acker, Asian Studies Center, 884-2120. Send
application materials electronically by January 01, 2011 to, Siddharth Chandra, Director, Asian Studies Center, 301
International Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1035.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters in relevant field. Qualifications other than
degree: Applicants must show strong interest in and knowledge of Asia,
have experience working at the K-12 level, and demonstrate excellent
skills in communication and organization. Applicants are also expected to
be energetic, proactive, detail-oriented, able to work within groups and
as an individual, and willing to work on a flexible schedule.

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