The University of Kentucky International Center's Office of China Initiatives is seeking a motivated, creative coordinator to collaborate with colleges and UK offices to: enhance and support UK Chinese students' success; support UK faculty in their China-related activities; provide training academies for Chinese partners and Chinese students; and develop, maintain, manage and promote OCI’s initiatives and events in China and on UK campus, and to manage the OCI “brand”.
The University of Kentucky Office of China Initiatives works with colleges and UK offices to contribute to the life cycle of the students' success. The OCI:
Collaborates with UK colleges in assisting UK faculty and students to make international connections in a world in which China will play an increasingly significant role
Links UK Confucius Institute related opportunities to broader UK's international strategies and initiatives
Provides customized support to Chinese students studying at UK throughout their college careers and beyond to ensure their academic success and social integration
Assists in advancing UK's research and scholarship about China
Expands and sustains UK's China presence and collaborations
Provides leadership in facilitating connections with China throughout the Commonwealth and across the nation
Facilitate recruitment of Chinese students to UK through Chinese high school and university partnerships (articulation agreements)
Provides Chinese visiting scholars with a continuing point of contact during their time at UK
Qualified candidates will be detail-oriented, creative, and demonstrate:
Excellent cross-cultural written and oral communications skills.
Ability to work in teams and with little supervision.
Ability to multitask and prioritize work while under pressure and short deadlines.
Desire to learn in a fast-paced environment.
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop).
Working knowledge of various social media platforms, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. WeChat and Weibo preferred.
Working knowledge and/or aptitude to learn Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics and Hootsuite (or similar social media management tool).
Full proficiency in MS Windows, iOS (Apple) and MS Office.
Strong organizational and event planning experience
Familiarity with China
Speaking and writing skill of Chinese Language
Required attachments are a Cover Letter (Cover Letter), a Resume (Resume), and the names/contact information of three references (Specific Request 1).
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience in event planning, brand marketing, advising; familiarity with Chinese culture and speaking and writing Chinese. Driver’s license preferred.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.