Assistant Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and Global Affairs (CURA), Boston University
Boston University's Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) is an interdisciplinary research center that encourages and supports research on the role of religion in public affairs. Supported by a substantial endowment and grants from various foundations, CURA has sponsored research projects on five continents, leading to the publication of over 150 books and many more articles.
The successful candidate provides administrative and program support to the Director of CURA. The successful candidate will develop, manage, advertise, and schedule a broad range of center events workshops, symposia, conferences, etc. They will oversee the institute's operational budget and prepare and maintain a variety of reports, correspondences, including filing financial reports. They will build public awareness of the work of CURA's faculty and students by consistently and proactively sharing the mission, vision, and work of the institute to relevant audiences within the academic community and through media. They will foster partnerships & increase engagement with CURA's research by leveraging established channels (email, social media, website) to enable dialogue and connections between CURA and target audiences and stakeholders including media, scholars, and partners. They will hire and supervise student workers and contractors as required or needed. Knowledge of religious studies and/or the social sciences preferred, but not required.
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