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Program Coordinator

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
Depends on experience
Start date
Nov 2, 2023

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Program Coordinator

Arizona State University

Journalism & Mass Comm

Campus: Downtown Phoenix



Job Description

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University seeks a Program Coordinator to support its global outreach programs. This position will provide administrative and programmatic support to Cronkite Global Initiatives, which delivers several grant-funded programs, including multiple Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) programs in journalism and democracy, which welcome journalists, scholars, and students from locations around the world.


Salary Range

Depends on experience


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Assist with programs, events, and activities as well as daily operations of the Cronkite Global Initiatives office
  • Book and travel with participants to provide logistical and operational support
  • Coordinate planning and delivery of workshops and other events for programs such as speakers, retreats, orientations, receptions, cultural excursions, and site visits on and off-campus Provide assistance to international fellows and other guests as needed
  • Assist with research and tracking of new grants
  • Assist with maintaining files on SUSI program alumni, professional program affiliates and participants in other programs
  • Assist in the management of social media accounts and social media outreach of Cronkite Global Initiatives and its programs, including assisting visiting scholars and youth leaders with maintaining the program’s blog
  • Manage shared calendars, documents, and other files on Google Drive, Dropbox, and other platforms
  • Assist in the development of materials for publications and press releases
  • Assist with supervising activities of student workers to complete projects
  • Interact with students, faculty, staff, and community and government agencies in facilitating program objectives
  • Work with partners to identify grant opportunities and assist with researching and writing proposals and attending or facilitating meetings as necessary
  • Support the Cronkite’s School grant work in Latin America


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative/coordinator program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of being bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Experience arranging logistics for travel/transportation, events, community meetings and/or classroom presentations
  • Experience in cross-cultural communications and an interest in international issues
  • Experience managing social media accounts Experience writing grants, proposals and reports Experience with Google Docs, Google Calendar and Dropbox
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Experience in using organizational skills, with commitment to detail


Working Environment

The Cronkite School is located on the ASU Downtown Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Travel with participants to provide support for operations of the program
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate professionally to perform essential duties
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds


Department Statement

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation's premier professional journalism programs. The school, which was named in Cronkite's honor in 1984, prepares the next generation of journalists in both the time-honored fundamentals embraced by Cronkite and the multimedia skills necessary to thrive as journalists in the digital age. Housed in a $71 million state-of-the-art media complex in downtown Phoenix, the school has been featured in The New York Times and The Times of London as a leader in 21st-century journalism education. It is the home of Arizona PBS, the Carnegie Knight News 21 initiative and the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. The Cronkite School offers 12 professional programs, including a nightly television news broadcast, digital news bureaus in Washington and Phoenix, sports bureaus in Los Angeles and Phoenix, a strategic public relations agency, an entrepreneurial digital innovation lab, digital production bureau, business bureau, and newsgathering and civic journalism bureau.


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


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