UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN
GLOBAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SHANGHAI OFFICE
12 month 100% Position
Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. Illinois is the place where we embrace difference. We embrace it because we value it. Illinois is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.
Opened in December 2013, the Shanghai Office operates as a natural extension of the Universitys longstanding relationship to China, serving students, faculty, staff, and alumni through outreach, protocol support, and career services.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visithttp://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Primary Position Function/Summary:
Manage the day-to-day operations for the universitys office located in Shanghai, China. This includes coordinating with the University of Illinois main campus office and assisting Global Education and Training, Illinois International, and other campus constituents with schedules, events, programs, outreach, strategy, and general support. Help identify key companies and partners to target for student and alumni career placements. Help cultivate successful relationships between top companies and key campus stakeholders. This position is part of a partnership between the University of Illinois and the State of Illinois China Office located at the U.S. Commercial Center at Shanghai. This position will report to the Director of Global Education and Training, who works primarily from the Urbana campus.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist University of Illinois colleagues in building strong relationships with government agencies, alumni and corporate partners in China.
Utilize and build on current relationships with alumni and corporations to help place recent graduates and alumni in the China job market.
Plan, organize and coordinate events and activities that support the mission of the office. Responsibilities include selecting vendors and venues, communicating with target audiences and ensuring the event is within budget. Assist the leadership of the Shanghai Office in evaluating the event effectiveness and planning future programs.
Work closely with the home office and visiting delegations from campus to help with logistics and presentations of its annual pre-departure orientations for incoming students.
Strengthen the presence and network of the University of Illinois in China by representing the University in meetings, seminars, recruitment fairs, information sessions, professional organizations and conferences, and making formal presentations as appropriate.
Work with the University home office and external vendors to design targeted marketing materials in both English and Chinese to serve various activities such as alumni relations, student placement, and development.
Organize special events to build a platform for corporations to access recent graduates for job openings and in-country orientations for new students.
Manage the communication channels with key contacts.
Support social media campaigns to enhance the Universitys online presence in China.
1 year of relevant work experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Chinese.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
Customer oriented, detail oriented, highly organized.
Strong team player, demonstrated interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience in working in a global team environment.
Comfortable working both independently and with a team to advance the priorities of the University of Illinois.
2 years of experience in marketing, human resources, or business.
Proven ability to work with vendors to manage events and programs independently.
Proven ability to identify key stakeholders quickly, make connections creatively and maintain relationships in a timely and effective manner.
Proven ability to manage databases, and intermediate graphic design and social media knowledge.
Passionate about the University of Illinois and its development in China.
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, such as through living or studying abroad or working with people from other cultures.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement strategic oriented activities and special programs. Strong team player, demonstrated interpersonal skills, demonstrated experience in working in a global team environment.
Salary:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Start Date:The position will start as soon as possible after the close date.
In order to ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three professional references by 07/09/2019. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Applicants are encouraged to specifically relate their backgrounds and experience to the requirements of the position as outlined above.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
507 E. Green St, Suite 409, MC-417
Champaign, IL 61820
College Name or Administrative Unit:
Program Specialist - Global Education and Training-Shanghai Office (116229)
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