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20JULY - Program Associate - EastWest Institute - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The EastWest Institute (EWI) is a fiercely independent international policy organization founded in 1980 to help prevent conflict and promote international cooperation in solving seemingly intractable peace and security issues. EWI is known for its record of accomplishments, action bias and results-driven mandate, as well as for its commitment to facilitating cooperation between developing and developed nations.

Location – 11 East 26th St, New York, NY

Job Description
A critical member of the China, East Asia and United States Program (CEAUS), the CEAUS Associate manages the execution of strategic policy change through management of convenings and policy analysis. The Associate will collaborate with the Strategic Trust-Building Initiative (STBI) Senior Vice President and Senior Associate to increase EWI’s network and policy influence in the United States and Asia.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management: 
•Oversee the organization of three high-level U.S.-China dialogues per year, including the substantive agenda, selection of and outreach to U.S. participants, and logistical arrangements.
•Manage a designated project budget, forecast, and monitor trends in expenditures.
•Facilitate communication among CEAUS team members and other EWI colleagues and prospects on activities and responsibilities.
•Serve as a CEAUS’ liaison with external contacts, including partner organizations, dialogue participants, and government interlocutors.
•Work with CEAUS and Development colleagues to actively raise funds through preparing grant proposals and exploring new funding sources.
•Actively participate in evaluating the impact of programmatic activities.

Policy Analysis:
•Write opinion pieces on a range of issues and forums related to the program.
•Keep abreast of on-going and new policy discussions.
•Conduct research for commissioned papers, as needed.

Program Development:
•Promote program development through research, advocacy and representation to potential constituents.
•Participate in discussions with constituents at meetings and expert seminars.
•Explore and develop new initiatives within the programmatic content area.
•Collaborate with EWI colleagues to support and develop synergies between programs.
•Find opportunities to develop the program’s reach and impact.

Job Requirements

•MA degree in related subject area with 5 – 8 years of work experience in project/program/events management.
•Familiarity with China-U.S. foreign and security policy issues required; some familiarity with Washington, D.C. and/or U.S. foreign policy/national security highly desirable
•Fluency in Chinese or another East Asian language highly desirable; basic proficiency in Mandarin Chinese required.
•Communicative and very good team player; fluency in both written and spoken English required.
•Comfortable working with high-ranking decision-makers.
•Reliable, very well organized; fluency in spoken and written English required; very good team player; positive, active, open-minded; international focus and thrives in diverse environment.
•Computer skills: Word, Excel, Internet research, Outlook, Power Point and Google applications required. Familiarity with Salesforce is a bonus.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ewi&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US#.

Deadline – N/A