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Job opening at the Confucius Institute: Graduate student assistant

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute announces a job opening for a graduate student assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year. Responsibilities are likely to include some or all of the following:

  • Providing logistical support at workshops, lectures, performances and other events
  • Designing marketing materials
  • Assisting with website content management
  • Helping orient new Chinese teachers (J-1 exchange teachers) to life in Buffalo
  • Writing event reports in English and Chinese
  • Translating proposals, correspondence, and other documents
  • Helping with administration of tutoring programs and evening language classes
  • Conducting research related to current or proposed programs
  • Daily office tasks

The student assistant will work approximately 10 hours a week, on average, during the semester. Additional hours (up to a maximum of 20) may be needed during busy periods, especially at the beginning of the semester; and fewer hours needed at the end of the semester. Some evening and weekend work will be expected.

Minimum qualifications: Advanced or native proficiency in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese; good written English skills; enrolled at the University at Buffalo for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Preferred qualifications: experience with event planning, marketing, language teaching, publication design software, photography and/or general office work.

Graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences who plan to graduate no earlier than June 2020 are especially encouraged to apply. Graduate students in other schools at UB, as well as juniors and seniors with appropriate qualifications, may also be considered.

This is a paid, hourly position but does not include a tuition waiver.

The Confucius Institute office location is 113 UB Commons on the University at Buffalo North Campus.

Students interested in this position should email a resume and cover letter/cover email to or apply through Bullseye (position # 2944945).

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