Associate Director, European Union Center, University of Illinois

The Associate Director will execute the programmatic activities, manage staff, oversee the graduate program, manage budgets, and provide strategic guidance for developing core areas of the European Union Center (EUC) in a professionally efficient and effective manner.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.


  • Provide administrative management of the European Union Center office including representing Director in his/her absence
  • Supervise and manage staff of the Center (hiring, training, delegating, and annual review of staff).
  • Oversee and lead center staff execution of extensive outreach programs to K-12 educators and students, business, media, and other constituents. Including, setting a vision and strategy for EUC outreach and how it fits with the rest of the Center’s vision and academic programs; determining in consultation with the Director the types of grants the EUC will pursue including grants that fund outreach initiatives; and, building institutional partnerships to deliver outreach programs.
  • Develop and strengthen relations with other European Centers in the U.S., and internationally.
  • Represent the Center in interactions with individual and institutional partners both within the UI and external to the University.
  • Manage grant execution to comply with University and funding agency guidelines, deadlines, and regulations.
  • Identify and evaluate potential external funding opportunities and prepare grant proposals in collaboration with Director.
  • Manage the Center’s grant budgets and accounts in collaboration with the Director, ensuring sound financial management in compliance with University, State, and funding agency guidelines.
  • Develop strong partnerships with affiliate faculty in order to ensure successful grant execution and reporting. [Works closely with faculty to ensure that funding is spent according to the grant stipulations, meets with faculty to learn about their current work and ways for them to partner with the EUC on grants and outreach programs.]
  • Direct the M.A. in European Union Studies (MAEUS) program, the Graduate Minor, and the 5-year BALAS/MAEUS track, including supervising personnel involved in the administration of the degree, marketing and admission, in-program advising, placement, and alumni relations.
  • Makes strategic decisions about the direction and content of the academic programs, including development and /or redesign of courses offered by the center.
  • Serve as Director of Graduate Programs and conduct annual student progress reviews.
  • Be a point of escalation for students and handle difficult and challenging student situations and issues.
  • Collaborate with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (LAS) and the Graduate College on all academic matters.
  • Teach and provide instruction for courses that support the MAEUS and the EUC’s academic mission, if needed.
  • Develop seminars, workshops, and conferences that support scholarly research on the European Union and transatlantic relations.



  • Master’s degree in an area relevant to international studies and programs;
  • International experience;
  • Management experience in a combination of the following: administration, fiscal, personnel, and general organizational responsibilities within a complex organization with a time-sensitive workload;
  • Project coordination;
  • Proven organizational talents
  • Ability to work harmoniously with faculty, staff, and students from a wide variety of disciplines, and with representatives from national and international institutions;
  • Sensitivity to the functioning of an interdisciplinary program within the context of a complex university;
  • Ability to work with faculty and government agencies, both in the United States and overseas;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and to work independently with minimum guidance;
  • Initiative and creativity in program development;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong computing skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and desktop publishing software, or similar


  • PhD in an area relevant to international studies and programs;
  • International experience in Europe;
  • Grant writing and management skills;
  • Working knowledge of one or more European languages other than English.


This is a full-time position. The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter and resume by April 11, 2019. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Kim Rice at kimrice@illinois.edu.

Administration and Communications Assistant with the Central Eurasian Studies Society

The Administrative and Communications Assistant contributes to the Society’s overall administration, with a specific focus on social media communications, financial administration, and secretarial support to CESS’ Board. She/he needs to have knowledge of social media and the WordPress platform, familiarity with basic finance/accounting principles, and ability to write clearly and succinctly.

Applications are due 4/15/19. to apply, go to: https://www.centraleurasia.org/2019/job-vacancy-at-cess/

Counterintelligence Officer with the department of Defense- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Counterintelligence (CI) Officers detect, analyze, and mitigate foreign intelligence and terrorist threats affecting NGA personnel, technologies, infrastructure, and/or capabilities. They conduct CI inquiries; support investigations; research and analyze data; provide CI training and awareness; and conduct briefings and debriefings. They also monitor security incidents; coordinate damage assessment.

Applications are due 6/15/19. to apply, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527520200


Policy/Defense Analyst, International Security and Homeland Security with the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA or Pittsburgh, PA

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,850 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $315 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

To apply, go to:


Date posted: 2/4/2019

Europe and Central Asia Research Associate with the Committee to Protect Journalists

The Program Research Associate works under the direct supervision of the Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator to closely monitor, research, report and document attacks on the press in a diverse region where freedom of expression constantly faces new challenges.

This position is in New York, NY. To apply, go to: https://cpj.org/about/jobs.php#ECAResearch

Date posted: 2/4/2019

Foreign Affairs Specialist with the National Nuclear Security Administration

Primary responsibilities includes originating new and improving applications and strategies for foreign affairs concepts, theories and principles, and providing consultant services. Overseeing U.S. project support for infrastructure components and capabilities at the site and national levels, and preparing decision memoranda related to the International Nuclear Security projects and program issues.

Applications are due 4/15/2019. This position is in Washington, D.C. to apply, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521604800

Date posted: 2/4/2019

Intelligence Analyst – Booz Allen Hamilton

As an all source analyst on our team, you’ll explore new data sources, create effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources to help your client understand their mission environment. You’ll validate information and develop tradecraft as you build assessments for policy makers. This is a chance to grow your expertise and broaden your skillset. You’ll share your expertise with other analysts through leadership and mentoring.

This position is in Washington, D.C. to apply, go to: https://careers.boozallen.com/en-US/job/regional-all-source-intelligence-analyst/J3W5TX6RDY2CGS0GHW4

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Junior Digital Researcher – Fluent Montenegrin
Zinc Network

As a Junior Digital Researcher at ZINC Network, you are responsible for identifying, tracking, and analyzing media online with fluent Montenegrin language skills. Your time will be split between data collection, analysis/writing, and internal communication. This is an entry-level position and suitable for recent graduates or those just starting careers in social media or digital research.

This position is in London. To apply, go to: https://boards.greenhouse.io/zincnetwork/jobs/1491934?gh_src=a60b32591

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Junior Digital Researcher – Fluent Serbo-Croatian
Zinc Network

As a Junior Digital Researcher at ZINC Network, you are responsible for identifying, tracking, and analyzing media online with fluent Serbo-Croatian language skills. Your time will be split between data collection, analysis/writing, and internal communication. This is an entry-level position and suitable for recent graduates or those just starting careers in social media or digital research.

This position is in London. To apply, go to: https://boards.greenhouse.io/zincnetwork/jobs/1491906#app

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Program Assistant, Global Programs – Center for International Private Enterprise

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support for CIPE’s Global programs on thematic topics covering democratic and market reform, business advocacy, anti-corruption, digital economy and technology, and other timely issues.

This position is in Washington, D.C. To apply, go to: https://www.cipe.org/who-we-are/opportunities/program-assistant-global-programs/

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Program Officer, Eurasia – IRI

The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy for IRI’s programs in her/his country of assignment. This position is contingent upon funding approval and will manage one specific grant. S/he closely monitors and analyzes political and economic developments in her/his country of responsibility, develops program ideas, and drafts proposals on a range of democracy and assistance programs. S/he also identifies program partners and develops and maintains close relationships with them and with funders. The PO is also involved in new business development efforts.

This position is in Washington, D.C. To apply, go to: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/INT1048/JobBoard/201c19d1-4b06-d159-bba4-6a102267f555/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=7ee0a8a2-809c-4f24-b928-4d2d1f623a83

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Research Associate- U.S. Foreign Policy – Council on Foreign Relations

The Council’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions. The Research Associate will work under the direction of the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy.

To apply, go to: https://careers-cfr.icims.com/jobs/1409/research-associate%2c-u.s.-foreign-policy/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=1110&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Russian-English Speaking Resident Advisor – Russian American Foundation

A cultural exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by the Russian American Foundation is seeking a Resident Advisor to oversee a group of high school students awarded the NSLI-Y scholarship. In both NYC and Moscow, the Resident Advisor will be responsible for participants’ safety, well-being and academic progress, as well as making sure that participants attend all planned activities and abide by Program rules. Please send resume to RusAmFoundation@aol.com.

This position is in New York and Moscow. To apply, go to: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/151e9a3d759889fc7b10babcf/files/7d6c98f5-ee2e-409f-bf04-034e9f1e9f51/19_NSLI_Y_Job_Posting.Combined.pdf

Date posted: 2/5/2019

Senior Staff/Interpreter – Russian American Foundation

Senior Staff/Interpreter will be responsible for interpreting during ballet classes from Russian language to English language. Ability to conduct a stretch class for dancers is a plus. Some participant supervisory duties will be assigned also. Please send resume to bolshoijobs@russianamericanfoundation.org.

This position is in New York, NY. To apply, go to: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/151e9a3d759889fc7b10babcf/files/5637254d-76bd-4da7-99e7-4d86de239245/2019_COMBINED_POSTING.Russian_Departments.pdf

Date posted: 2/5/2019


Internship with Eurasia Group

Seeking interns to support our work structuring, researching, and delivering strategic advice to clients on thematic and comparative issues that do not cleanly fall into clear geographical buckets. These issues include topics such as analyzing the future of the global trade architecture and the potential implications for a given client’s business.  This position is in New York, NY. To apply, go to: https://www.eurasiagroup.net/careers/strategic_client_firms_ny

Date posted: 2/5/2019
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The US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Program (SEE) is now accepting 2-page statements of interest for bilateral projects on:

Social Inclusion, 
Community Engagement and Volunteerism,
Social Entrepreneurship, 
or Youth Engagement and Mentorship.

SEE invites project teams from at least one US and one Russian organization to submit a short proposal for a project, funded up to $43,000, that will have a broad impact in both countries.
The deadline for statements of interest is May 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Please see our Request for Applications (RFA) for further details and instructions on how to apply.  For any additional questions please contact SEE staff at see@eurasia.org.


The University of Illinois will be hosting informational sessions on National Security Education Program Boren undergraduate study abroad scholarships. 
The Boren provides study abroad scholarships of $6,000-$20,000 for a full academic year or $4,000-$10,000 for a semester. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students also have the option of applying for summer-only programs of eight weeks or more. All scholarships may be used for U.S. citizens to study in Asia, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East on almost any study abroad program. (Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.) These are merit-based scholarships, and approximately 1 in 5 eligible applicants receive awards.
In order to receive the scholarship, award winners must enter into a service agreement requiring that they attempt to work in a paid position for the federal government in an area related to national security—generally the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, or the Intelligence Community within three years of graduation (deferrals possible/encouraged for graduate study). Working for USAID or tenure in the Peace Corps counts in the service requirement. Winners also receive priority-hiring status. 
The campus application deadline is January 17, 2019 for any semester or year of study between May 2019 and May 2020. Students are encouraged to begin application drafts prior to leaving for winter break. 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from an Illinois alumni recipient
Oct 25, 2018   3:30 – 4:30 pm 
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
Oct 26, 2018   3:00 – 4:00 pm 
514 Illini Union Bookstore
Hosted by the National and International Scholarships Program
For more information, contact the National and International Scholarships Program at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu.
Date posted: 10/16/2018


Please see the extended list of opportunities at:

Conferences & Workshops

Midwest Slavic Conference (April 5-7, 2019)
Each year the Midwest Slavic Association and CSEES partner together to host the Midwest Slavic Conference. The conference has been held on the OSU campus since 2003 and is normally held in the spring. Participation is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars from across the United States and abroad. Approximately 30 panels are held each year with over 250 attendees from institutions throughout the country and internationally. Conference events include a keynote address, reception, and panels covering film, political science, culture, history, linguistics, and many other disciplines and that focus on all countries and regions of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
To learn more about the conference and deadlines, go to: https://slaviccenter.osu.edu/about/conferences/midwest-slavic

Please see the extended list of opportunities at:

Summer/ language Opportunities

  • Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World
    • The Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) is an annual intensive language program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We invite students to join the 9% of Americans who choose the unique and meaningful experience of learning a Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL).  We believe that learning these languages will allow students to gain new global perspectives and set them apart as highly qualified individuals for international work and engagement.  Many of these languages have been designated by the United States government as critical to U.S. National Security and can assist students in securing international positions in governmental, development, and academic sectors. 
    • This summer SILMW will take place from June 10 to August 2, 2019, and we will be offering Arabic, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Wolof.  The program is 8 weeks and is divided into two, 4-week semesters. This is an immersive experience, complete with instruction, cultural activities, opportunities for language practice, conversation tables, cooking classes, movie nights, and more!  
    • When you complete the program, not only will you be able to hold a conversation in a new language and have earned 10 credits (completing your language requirement), you will have had fun!
    • For more information, visit the website at https://linguistics.illinois.edu/languages/summer-institute-languages-muslim-world.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at silmw@illinois.edu or reach out to Brennan Dell (dell3@illinois.edu).  
  • Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) at Indiana University June 3 – July 26, 2019
    • The Baltic Studies Summer Institute (BALSSI) offers intensive Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian language courses, as well as rich cultural enhancement programs. BALSSI is sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies and a consortium of U.S. universities, including the 2019 host institution, Indiana University. 2019 will be the 25th anniversary of BALSSI and to mark the occasion, this year’s institute will include expanded cultural programming, a public film series, and an international Baltic Studies Symposium. 
      Program Details:  
      •  2 semesters of instruction in 2 months (6 – 8 credits)  
      •  Courses available: Levels 1 – 2  
      •  In-state tuition for all participants  
      •  Wide range of scholarships and fellowships available  
      •  Apply by January 2019 to ensure consideration for funding

      For more information, please see https://languageworkshop.indiana.edu/ or the attached postcard.

  • Indiana University Bloomington Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Language Workshops
  • Critical Languages Institute at Arizona State University