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Position Posting: Associate Director for Communications & External Relations

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), a research center within the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), seeks a full-time Associate Director for Communications and External Relations (job ID 76369) to assist the APARC leadership to develop internal and external written, web, and digital communications and collateral materials for the Center and its programs to bring the center’s work to interested audiences including policymakers, industry leaders, and academics in the United States and Asia.  

Core duties include: 

  • Develop, implement, administer, and evaluate programs, including outreach to varied stakeholders by conducting research activities within the program, analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations. May develop or contribute to outreach strategy related to program communications, development, partnerships, and fundraising/funding. 
  • May teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. May advise students and/or coach/mentor clients.

  • Write and/or edit complex content for proposals, research grants, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities. 
  • Contribute to and inform on strategic program/entity planning and related funding and financial sustainability. 
  • Coach and mentor program staff. 

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree and three or more years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. 
  • Ability to develop program partnerships and funding sources.

  • Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization. 
  • Ability to oversee and direct staff.

  • Basic knowledge of managing budgets and developing financial plans. 

For consideration please submit resume and cover letter. A background check will be required for all final candidates.

This is only an overview of the job duties and requirements. For full details and to apply, please visit and search for job ID 76369