Assistant Director for Research and Public Engagement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR62523
The Assistant Director works with and reports to the Director of the Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences, supporting the planning and management of all aspects of the Center. This involves collaboration with other Center staff and academic personnel of the program, post-doctoral fellows, faculty and graduate fellows, and undergraduate Kling fellows. It also includes the administration of internal and external grant funding and reporting.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Program Planning and Development
Collaborates with Center leadership on long-range planning, mission, and program development, including new projects and initiatives, internally and externally funded.
Collaborates with leadership and staff on budgetary planning, grants and budgets, resource allocation decisions, and reporting.
Serves as a representative of the Center to the university, to St. Louis, and to the broader humanities community (The National Humanities Alliance, the NEH, the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes).
Develops and maintain institutional partnerships and collaborations with others in the humanities community.
Develops programming to enhance the research capacity of humanities faculty
Develops programs for amplifying the work of humanities scholars and students across the campus, the community, and nationally.
General Administrative Duties
Oversees and coordinate the annual competitions for and administration of all Center grants (faculty fellowships, summer research grants, seed grants, etc.),
Oversees and coordinates competitions for external funding agencies (the NEH, ACLS, Mellon, etc.),
Works with others on planning and executing all of the Centerâ™s signature annual events.
Research and Public Engagement
Participates in research and outreach that will support the core missions of the Center, and/or specific projects/development efforts.
Identifies/pursues appropriate grants and collaborative research opportunities that will advance the core missions of the Center.
Helps to build and maintain strong, equitable public-facing projects in collaboration with St. Louis community partners
Previous experience in the Humanities or similar interdisciplinary program within a higher-education setting.
Experience building collaborative relationships with cultural and community organizations.
Experience working with external grants:Â proposal development, liaising with Office of Research, administration, reporting.
Experience working with fellows-in-residence (faculty, post-doctoral, graduate).
Ability to synthesize scholarly work and communicate findings to diverse audiences.
Exemplary communication skills, including oral and written communication.
Excellent project-management, time-management, and organizational skills.
Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Flexibility and desire to expand and improve areas of expertise, as required by the position.
PhD in a related academic field. Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and students.
Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
$49,000.00 - $83,800.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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