Occasional night and weekend hours.
To extend the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies' (LLILAS) core activities of education, research, and exchange to K-12 and postsecondary schools, businesses, civic and non-profit organizations, and the general public.
K-16 Program: Promote and support Latin America-focused educational programming in K-12 and postsecondary schools, through: teacher training workshops; researching and acquiring books, videos and curriculum materials available for loan to teachers nationwide through the LLILAS Public Engagement Resource Library; developing web-based training opportunities; coordinating teacher travel programs to Latin America; and coordinating professional development opportunities for post-secondary educators. Community Partnerships: establish LLILAS as a resource to facilitate the work of community organizations that serve Latinos and Latin Americans with a focus on cultural agency, social inequalities, and/or sustainable democracies; serve organizations through student and faculty service and engagement through the development of service learning opportunities and paid internship programs. Public Engagement Programs for a Wider Audience: establish a series of public lectures, arts-related events, and/or other activities through which members of the local community who have interest in Latin America can access content for a non-specialist/general audience. Collaborative work with other UT-Austin departments and stakeholders, specifically the Benson Latin American Collection. Grant Writing and Management: seek additional funding for LLILAS public engagement activities through grant writing; coordinate grant writing and management with LLILAS Director, Grants and Contracts Specialist, Chief of Staff and Senior Administrative Associate; manage grants received, including report writing and submission to funders.
Other related functions as assigned.
Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.
Bachelor's degree. Five years of experience coordinating or administering a program. Thorough understanding of Latin American cultures and societies. Ability to work in a collaborative manner. Professional demeanor. Demonstrated, recent, exemplary work record. Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students and the public. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy, and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Ability to organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with multiple deadlines. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Must be flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Masters degree in Latin American Studies or a related discipline. More than five years of above experience. Experience coordinating outreach activities in a university or community organization setting. Experience coordinating K-16 programming. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese, or trilingual. Grant writing and/or management experience.
May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Occasional local, regional and national travel for public engagement activities.