University of Wisconsin-Madison: Associate Director, the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy (CSLD) invites applications for a new Center Administrator (Associate Director).
The person holding the position will lead the Center under the general supervision of the Center Director. The Center Administrator serves as the Center’s representative in the day-to-day operation and administration of the Center.
Manages a program and/or programmatic activities. Initiates, develops, and implements operational services that support a defined project, program, work unit, or function to advance program goals and objectives. May supervise staff and/or approve unit expenditures.
Housed in the Department of Political Science, the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy promotes appreciation and critical understanding of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy, including constitutionalism and rule of law; the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order; the place and role of religion in liberal democracies; the relationship between liberty and equality; the balances among security, liberty, and privacy in a dangerous world; the role of the military in a free society; education and the state; and competition between liberal democracy and competing ideologies, including various forms of autocracy and new political religions.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Applicants should possess:
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders both internal and external to the organization, and at all levels.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex processes, policies, etc. to a variety of audiences.
- Experience successfully managing multiple projects, strategic initiatives, and responsibilities simultaneously.
Experience directing and/or managing the work of others including establishing work priorities, clearly expressing expectations, providing ongoing feedback related to employee performance, and identifying and recommending appropriate professional development opportunities is preferred.
Complete applications will include:
- A cover letter;
- a resume;
- and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor.
Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the qualifications listed above. The cover letter will be used as a writing exercise for strong written communication skills and attention to details.
For questions on the position, contact: Faye Lux, email@example.com or 608-263-1780.
The application deadline is January 19, 2023.
The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks to promote appreciation and critical understanding of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy while advancing intellectual diversity. These principles and institutions include constitutionalism and rule of law, the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order, the place and role of religion in liberal democracies, and competition between liberal democracy and competing ideologies, including various forms of autocracy and new political religions.
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