The University of Michigan African Studies Center (ASC) is searching for a new project and events coordinator to join our team.
This position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is committed to our vision of making knowledge about Africa and learning from African scholars and scientists accessible to all U-M students.
The job posting closes on September 15, 2021.
The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan supports research, teaching, partnerships, programming, and other projects in or about Africa in collaboration with African partner institutions and colleagues as well as relevant units at U-M. Through its U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) program, ASC serves faculty and departments across U-M Schools and Colleges by bringing promising early and mid-career faculty members at African universities to the Ann Arbor campus, while investing in the academic strength and leadership of the next generation of African scholars. ASC is one of 17 area studies centers within the International Institute (II), which allows it to collaborate on thematic and cross-regional programming and events. ASC also has strong and multifaceted relationships with the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS), which serves as the curricular home for African Studies; ASC and DAAS collaborate closely on the African Studies specialization of the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) program and the African Languages program.
The person in this position is responsible for a variety of administrative tasks related to ASC programming, including support of the UMAPS program, ASC’s disciplinary Initiatives, and student-facing activities. Annual activities include but are not limited to: public event planning; logistics and travel arrangements; record keeping; meeting support and notetaking; providing event information and short written pieces for e-newsletter; coordinating annual newsletter; and student-facing tasks.
The position reports to the ASC Associate Director (Operations and Partnerships). This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position that may occasionally require evening and weekend work hours.