[KS] Job Announcement: Associate Director, Center for Korea Studies, University of Washington

HK Cho hchohcho at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 11:40:37 EST 2019

Req #: 164622
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 02/13/2019
Closing Info: Closes On   02/27/2019
Salary: Commensurate with education/experience.
Shift: First Shift
*As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life
programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our
campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their
boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build
stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth
opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity,
intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which
has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work
For” for five consecutive years.

The UW Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) combines the social
sciences, humanities, and professional fields to enhance our understanding
of our increasingly interconnected globe. JSIS offers seven undergraduate
majors, 14 minors, and nine interdisciplinary MA degrees, and is the home
of eight Department of Education (USED) Title VI National Resource Centers.
JSIS is a department in the Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts
and Sciences.

The JSIS Center for Korea Studies is an acknowledged leader in the field
regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Associate Director works
with all Asian studies programs in the Jackson School (China Studies, Japan
Studies, and East Asia Center) as well as Departments and Schools across
all UW campuses managing Korea-related projects and needs; working to
balance the interests of all stakeholders. This position is responsible for
managing relations with local stakeholders in the community, as well as
working closely with international government agencies. It is also
responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative cross-disciplinary
and cross-regional programs; developing and maintaining relationships with
academic administrators, other academic units, Korea Studies faculty,
graduate students and undergraduates to communicate Center goals and
programs/projects; developing and maintaining relationships with
local/national organizations and national associations and centers to
advance the mission of the Center.

This is a 75% FTE, 12-month position.  If sufficient funding becomes
available, this position may be increased to 100% FTE.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

- Set annual goals and establish benchmarks for Center performance.
- Manage all communication between the Center and the Korean government
including all performance reports and budgets.
- Using Excel and MyFinancialDesktop, reconcile Korea Studies grant
budgets, gift budgets, and revenue accounts, and track monthly expenditures
and changes to the budgets.
- Act as contact for all Korea Studies' donors and provide ongoing
stewardship for these donors. Identify and work with potential new donors
to the Center, for purposes of fund-raising and increasing visibility of
- Manage all aspects of the Center’s Visiting Faculty Program, including
obtaining J-1 visas for visiting faculty, and keeping them apprised of all
relevant talks and activities offered by the Center and JSIS.
- Actively seek support for and administer all Center student fellowships.
- Recruit, train, and supervise student employees.

- Create instructional, research, and educational programs that will
maximize the Center’s resources while meeting stated goals of the Center
grants, with full independent authority to undertake, fund, and evaluate
all activities initiated.
- Collaborate with other JSIS outreach centers to organize workshops for
general public and K-12 and community college educators.
- Develop and oversee coordination of regular lectures and symposiums
throughout the year.
- Collaborate with off-campus community partners on joint activities for
public and business outreach events and programs.
- Attend Korean community events to establish a connection between the
Korean community and Korea Studies at UW, and to network with community
- Serve on campus, local, and national boards pertaining to the core
functions of the Center with full authority to determine Center’s role in
on-campus and off-campus partnerships.
- Develop and oversee the publication of all printed and electronic
material connected to the Center for Korea Studies, and oversee updating of

- Seek, apply for, and administer grants to fund Center for Korea Studies
- Assist East Asia Center Managing Director in the preparation of
Department of Education Title VI East Asia Center grant applications, as

- Master’s degree in East Asian Studies, Korean Studies, International
Studies, or other related discipline, and at least three years of relevant
administrative experience.
- Experience with successful grant writing and reporting.
- Excellent Korean language skills and significant experience in
interacting with the Korean-American community.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and experience with budget management
and tracking.
- General office management experience, including supervisory experience.
- Excellent writing, copy editing, and basic research skills.
- Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse
- Outstanding organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to
establish priorities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to
work effectively with presenters, program participants, and UW faculty and
- Excellent computer skills with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office,
and desktop publishing, with an aptitude for learning additional software
programs, as needed.
- Flexible schedule to allow for occasional attendance at evening and
weekend events sponsored by the Center.
- Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a

- Ph.D. in Korean Studies, International Studies, or other related
- Extensive knowledge of, and experience living, or conducting research, in
- Ability to speak fluently and read Korean.
- Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory
results from a criminal background check.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a
variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be
used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work
Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any
assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as
you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must
be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will
be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you
select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when
you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and
you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments
have been completed.
The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship &
sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process,
contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty)
or dso at uw.edu.

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stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.]
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Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability
<https://green.uw.edu/inform/esc/policy-statement>, and committed to
becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the
Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso at uw.


Heekyoung Cho
Associate Professor
Department of Asian Languages & Literature
University of Washington
Box 353521, M244 Gowen Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-3521
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