Position Opening: Associate Director for the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking an associate director for its program in arms control, disarmament and international security (ACDIS); it is a 12 month position.


The Associate Director, under the direction of the ACDIS Director, will write, administer and manage grants, coordinate conferences and workshops, and manage ACDIS print publications and web pages.  The Associate Director will represent ACDIS and demonstrate strong administrative responsibility, while advocating for the international goals and initiatives of ACDIS, the Center for Global Studies (CGS), and the University.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Administrative management of the ACDIS office including representing Director in his/her absence;
  • Prepare grant proposals in collaboration with Director and CGS;
  • Manage all aspects of grant execution to comply with University and funding agency guidelines, deadlines, and regulations; including but not limited to report preparation and budget management;
  • Coordinate seminars, conferences, and workshops, on/off campus and overseas;
  • Interact with undergraduate and graduate students to promote and facilitate the Program’s curricular activities;
  • Oversee ACDIS visiting scholars program;
  • Manage ACDIS print publications and web site;
  • Identify funding opportunities to support ACDIS programs and activities;
  • Prepare and disseminate information about ACDIS support programs for UIUC faculty and students;
  • Attend CGS staff meetings and liaise with the Associate Director of CGS to coordinate activities;
  • Attend meetings of the ACDIS Executive Committee and internal/external Advisory Boards;
  • Cultivate faculty and student engagement in ACDIS programs and activities;
  • Manage and expand the undergraduate Certificate in Global Security ;
  • Organize the annual Summer Workshop for in International Security.

Organizational Relationship: 

This position reports directly to the Director of ACDIS, who reports to the Associate Provost for International Affairs/CGS Director, who reports to the Provost.


Required Education, Experience, and Abilities 

  • Master’s degree;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven organizational talents;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance.

Desired Qualifications 

  • Doctorate in a humanities, social science, physical science, or biological science, or information science field, with a background in issues of national and international security.
  • Experience managing an academic or research program
  • Fluency in a foreign language;
  • Experience in grant writing;
  • Knowledge of web publishing and the use of social media;
  • Skill in using standard office application programs


Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedure:

Create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu  and upload 1) cover letter of interest with brief summary outlining background, expertise, experience and skills pertinent to this position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) short writing sample; and 4) 1-page vision statement of rationale for applying for this position and how this position will achieve career objectives while benefiting the ACDIS program. Online application will require names and contact information for three professional references. For full consideration, all required application material must be submitted by September 15, 2013. 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
International Programs and Studies
507 E. Green St., Suite 404
Champaign, IL 61820

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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