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09AUG - Program Coordinator - Institute for Economics and Peace - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. Rated as one of the world’s most impactful think tanks with a budget under $5 million and a think tank to watch by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index, the Institute is looking to expand its New York office.

IEP has offices in Sydney, Mexico City, New York City, and The Hague. IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. The research outputs of the Institute have been featured in leading media internationally, from the New York Times, the Guardian, the Economist, Huffington Post, Washington Post, CNN, and BBC and are widely cited by intergovernmental organizations and in academia.

Job Description
IEP’s New York office builds the profile and partnerships for the organization in the Americas and runs key initiatives to translate peace research into programs, policy, and action. It holds key partnerships in the United States and Latin America, including liaising closely with the United Nations, think tanks, funders, government, and academia. This office maintains a prodigious events and public speaking calendar, and launches major reports with hallmark events in Washington D.C. and New York City, including the Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Report, Global Terrorism Index, and Mexico Peace Index, as well as annual conferences.

IEP has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Rotary International, to build on IEP’s empirical research on the attitudes, institutions and structures of more peaceful societies (Positive Peace) and Rotary’s grassroots work in communities around the global. The partnership focuses on online education and community-based programming.

The Program Coordinator supports the output of the New York office, contributing to the planning, organizing, and operations of outreach, engagement, and partnership programs. As the partnership with Rotary International is developed and executed, the Program Coordinator will have increasing responsibilities managing Rotary relationships and developing programming. In this role, you will be expected to work on a range of tasks, from event planning to communicating with a global network of supporters. While this is a support role, there are significant opportunities for learning and to impact operations. You will be expected to be flexible across duties and to bring a creative and impassioned approach to the mission. Please note that this is not a research position.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Outreach, Communications, and Events (40%)
• Organize and execute public events, including annual conferences, report releases, and workshops.
• Represent IEP in public forums, in conjunction with Director.
• Draft written products, such as event briefings and online content.
• Develop contact databases and contribute to stakeholder mapping and engagement plans.
• Assist with planning for staff travel and key meetings.

Strategic Partnerships (35%)
• Key contact for the Rotary-IEP partnership, including managing Rotary-related engagements and relationships, supporting the creation and implementation of online learning tools, and supporting the two organizations in developing country workshops.
• Support relationship management and key partnerships for IEP with international organizations, government representatives, NGOs, and think tanks, academic institutions and researchers.

Development (15%)
• Contribute to fundraising plans, including grant applications.
• Assist with the development of a corporate outreach and engagement program.

Administrative and Financial Support (10%)
• Process and maintain financial and administrative records, including budgets and office expenses.

Job Requirements
• University (or equivalent) degree combined with 3-5 years of working experience, preferably in public affairs, social enterprise, government, or in program support in global development, international relations, peacebuilding, or economic research.
• Program management skills and ability to manage networks and partnerships.
• Demonstrated experience with event planning.
• Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communications skills.
• Strong political acumen, with the ability to act as an organizational representative, interacting with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
• Top-notch organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
• Prior experience maintaining administrative and/or financial records.
• Reliable, flexible, and delivers results in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work selected nights and weekends.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff both in New York and in other offices; ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
• Fluent Spanish is a strong plus.
• Knowledge of mechanisms of international governance as well as of the international development and peacebuilding space is preferred.

The candidate must have a valid U.S. work permit.

How to Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to Michelle Breslauer: jobs@economicsandpeace.org.

Deadline – N/A