The Program Coordinator for the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies at Middlebury (GIRS) provides leadership in GIRS’s efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of seminars and workshops featuring senior diplomats as well as leading Russian scholars and experts to teach and interact with graduate students of Russia and Eurasia. The Program Coordinator works in tandem with the Director and the other members of GIRS team as well as MIIS senior administrators, and will, both independently and collaboratively write and edit grant proposals, reports, briefings and other collateral materials for communication with corporate, foundation, and government prospects. The GIRS Program Coordinator will also be creating and implementing systems for supporting GIRS Advisory Council’s strategic planning, tracking and reporting, and is in charge of the budget allocations, monitoring and reporting. GIRS Program Coordinator is also a technical lead for the GIRS team: writing content and collaborating on the GIRS website; and troubleshooting networking issues that arise. The GIRS Program Coordinator is responsible for the development of programs, planning and overall operational execution of GIRS seminars, workshops, and/or special events. As such, the Program Coordinator should have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. He/she works on a variety of programs simultaneously and serves as the day-to-day planning contact for visiting experts, graduate assistants and the GIRS director.
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