Program Specialist (Korean Flagship Program Coordinator)  

Position Number: 0079570T
Hiring Unit: Korean Language Flagship Center/College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature
Location: Manoa

Date Posted: November 25, 2019
Closing Date: December 31, 2019  

Band: A
Salary Information: salary schedules and placement information
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary

Other Conditions: Position funded by the Korean Language Flagship Center; renewal contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.            Communicate with the Flagship funding agency for the domestic program related matters. 

2.            Assist with preparing the interim and annual reports and budget renewals. 

3.            Keep abreast of University, State, and Federal rules, practices, and policies which are applicable to the Korean Language Flagship Center's (KLFC) academic and research endeavors. 

4.            Work with the Center Support Manager to effectively process administrative actions. Track budget to ensure funds are spent appropriately.

5.            Assist with requests for extramural funding to support the KLFC, including renewal of funding.

6.            Assist in the development of recruitment strategies, including marketing plans, advertisements, and information sessions. 

7.            Assist with and participate in off-campus/neighbor-island/out-of-state recruitment efforts to enroll students into the KLFC program. 

8.            Respond to inquiries related to KLFC. Guide students through the enrollment process, including identifying and applying for financial aid, scholarships, grants, and other financial assistance.

9.            Assist with organizing cultural and academic events related to the KLFC.

10.         Organize regular KLFC student meetings.

11.         Develop and maintain various databases containing information related to student applications and enrollments, student performance, and student tracking after graduation; track students through program stages. 

12.         Manage the annual KLFC newsletter.

13.         Proctor student assessments, gather detailed statistics and prepare reports for institutional decisions and in response to requests for external assessments.  

14.         Update and manage the KLFC website and social media accounts.

15.         Assist with matters related to students' capstone program, summer overseas programs, overseas preparation, scholarship applications, financial aid, etc.

16.         Engage with KLFC alumni to foster their continuing affiliation with the program.

17.         Hire and supervise student tutors; coordinate work schedules and times for tutorial training.

18.         Network with other UH Flagship coordinators in KLFC and Flagship Tech Center and with those at other Flagship institutions across the U.S.

19.         Coordinate funding agency program review and other formal visits. Coordinate with other units on campus that support The Language Flagship's efforts, such as the Chinese Flagship, the Tech Center, the Advising Office, Departmental Advisors, Financial Aid Offices, etc.

20.         Attend annual Flagship meetings and other travel as directed. 

21.         Other Duties as Assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1.            Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Arts & Sciences, or a related field and 1 years(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for program/project management; or equivalent education/training or experience.

2.            Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in program and/or project management demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.

3.            Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with higher education systems.

4.            Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in program and/or project management. 

5.            Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations. 

6.            Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.

7.            Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.

8.            Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.

9.            Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and market events and programs.  

10.         Working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, graphic design, and/or website management software.

11.         Working knowledge of social media.

12.         Ability to work nights, weekends, and travel to KLFC related events.

13.         Ability to travel independently in a timely and efficient manner to various locations (within the state and out-of-state). Fulfilled by possession of a valid Driver's License or use of other means of transportation which meets the position's needs.

Desirable Qualifications

1.            Master's degree in Korean language, Linguistics, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.

2.            Familiar with writing grants and/or writing grant reports.

3.            Experience in planning, marketing and promotion of special events in higher education.

4.            Intermediate to superior level of proficiency in Korean.

5.            Demonstrated knowledge of the issues and current trends in Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, specifically in the Language Flagship context.

To apply, click below
and attach the following required documents:

·                     A cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications,

·                     Current resume,

·                     Official transcripts (copies acceptable for application, but if selected, originals required upon hire),

·                     Names of three (3) professional references (including phone numbers and E-mail addresses).

Dr. Sang Yee Cheon


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