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30APR - Program Coordinator - Columbia University - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Job Description
Reporting to the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the incumbent assists with the development and management of ISHR's projects and programs as needed. Engagement with ISHR's programs entails the coordination of program activities, including event planning, administrative support, and report writing; organization of international and national conferences; outreach to students, faculty and the policy-making community; involvement in capacity building activities; and other related tasks.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
The incumbent works directly with the Associate Director to ensure the functioning and development of the Institute's research programs generally. Functions of the role include: organizing meetings, undertaking preparatory research for new and continuing initiatives; working with the Associate Director and staff on Institute programs to establish and maintain collaborative exchanges with human rights organizations, policy-makers and researchers concerned with relevant issues; and organizing conferences, seminars, brown bag luncheons and other sponsored or cosponsored events. The incumbent is also responsible for managing Work-Study student hires across programs; ordering supplies; and responding to incoming phone calls and e-mail, mail and in-person inquiries. Other duties as assigned.  

Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and a minimum of one year of relevant experience. 

Substantive knowledge of human rights mechanisms and their applications. Excellent writing and communications skills. Excellent interpersonal and inter-cultural skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent coordination, organizational, project-management and administrative skills, with attention to detail. Computer and internet literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working for a human rights nongovernmental organization, for a research or policymaking organization, or with university students preferred. Advanced degree in human rights, international affairs or a related field strongly preferred. Particular expertise in research and project organization, and human rights activities, strongly preferred. Fluency in a major language in addition to English strongly preferred.  

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://jobs.columbia.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1493582365285.

Deadline – N/A


24APR - Program Associate, ABA ROLI - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world.  ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Program Associate assists in planning and implementation of projects and recruitment efforts of the International Support Division of ABA’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI). As part of a small team, this Program Associate will provide for the recruitment and numerous other support needs of ABA ROLI’s development programs in over 40 countries. This will be a full-time position based in Washington, D.C.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements one or more programs or projects, includes participation in program/project planning;
  • Ensures implementation of programs and projects conform to ABA policies;
  • Analyzes project/program performance throughout the process to ensure projects move forward in a productive manner;
  • Serves as a point of contact for projects, communicates with member leaders and staff on project progress and results;
  • Ensures accountability for successful execution of assigned projects;
  • May provide advanced administrative support functions in support of projects and/or major work groups;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university (or equivalent experience);
  • Possession of basic skills in Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Previous experience working in an office environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and juggle multiple responsibilities at once;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in international development, particularly interest in international development recruitment or human resources strongly preferred;

How to Apply

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date. 

Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.

To apply, please visit: https://www5.recruitingcenter.net/Clients/abanet/PublicJobs/controller.cfm?jbaction=JobProfile&Job_Id=11900&esid=az    

Deadline – N/A


19APR - Media Monitoring Analyst, The Rendon Group - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Rendon Group is a leading international strategic communications firm with experience planning and managing strategic and tactical communications programs in 91 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

The Media Monitoring Analyst provides The Rendon Group's (TRG) staff and clients with real-time information as it relates to our clients’ specifications. We are looking for someone to average around 24 hours per week and work on a rotating schedule. New hires generally work a mix of evening shifts (3 pm to 11 pm) and weekend overnight shifts (11 pm to 7 am).

Please dress in business casual during workdays and casual during weekends. You will be working alone on weekends and overnights in TRG’s Washington, DC office.

Job Responsibilities

The analyst reads and analyzes open-source and proprietary news pieces, determines their importance based on the clients' requirements, and compiles notifications and reports based on these requirements. The analyst also facilitates communication between TRG team members around the globe and supports TRG programs as needed. Training will be provided.

Work for this 24/7/365 operation is generally executed alone and outside core business hours. Support is needed on overnights, weekends, and holidays. This position pays $15/hr during day shifts and $17/hr during overnight shifts. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Job Requirements

A candidate with a BA (MA preferred) in international studies, area studies, communications, public relations, or a related field.

Strong analytical skills and a robust interest in international affairs/politics. International ‘news junkies' will enjoy this position.

Candidates with a working proficiency in another language, particularly Spanish, will be prioritized.

How to Apply

Apply at https://recruit.zohopublic.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=kIDmDLiZvBr0I3caeOCEcVQEvOru1KKN9P36Zabzx.o-&embedsource=Indeed

Deadline - N/A


18APR - Project Associate, GQR - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

For over three decades, we have used sophisticated polling and opinion research to help leading candidates, parties, government leaders, corporations, and advocacy groups across the United States and around the world. Whether you want to win your election, govern your country, raise your profitability, or change the world, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner has the research and strategies to help you succeed. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented Project Associate to join our Domestic team. The ideal candidate will have proficient research and proofing skills, as well as familiarity with STATA, R or SPSS. This role will additionally support GQR Canada and provide administrative assistance to a Partner at the firm.    

Job Responsibilities

  1. Research & Analysis

    1. Proofread data and writing for accuracy (banner books, toplines, frequency questionnaires, memos, graphs, presentations, DTS, TTS,)
    2. Create initial draft of quantitative research specifications (banner specs)
    3. Running voter file counts and tabulating data
    4. Keeping track of polling results, both private and public
    5. Provide summaries of news and current events that impact assigned clients
    6. Assist senior staff with marketing proposals and pitch preparation by preparing materials and drafting documents
  1. Project & Client Management

    1. Work with GQR operations staff to coordinate all facets of research initiatives
    2. Keep abreast of news events and developments with clients and topics pertinent to clients and political issues; ensure that principal is briefed and updated as necessary
    3. Conduct background research (prospective clients, regular updates for current clients) primarily via on-line search engines such as Google, Lexis-Nexis, etc.
    4. Coordinate focus group logistics ( reviewing participant screening criteria and screeners, monitoring participant recruitment, getting the ads to be screened, creating handouts and rescreeners)
    5. Help create presentations and fill in graphs
    6. Monitor surveys and review data
    7. Open-end coding (group open-ended responses to survey questions into categories for easier analysis)
    8. Input draft questionnaires into QWriter
  1. Scheduling
    Assist partner in scheduling meetings and travel, and administrative needs 

Job Requirements

  1. Effective communication skills
  2. Attention to detail
  3. Adaptability to changing situations and needs, both internal and external
  4. Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff
  5. Basic knowledge in the design, development, and implementation of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  6. Knowledge of campaign structures and processes
  7. Knowledge and interest of Canadian politics and history strongly preferred
  8. Familiarity with STATA, R, or SPSS required
  9. Familiarity with PowerPoint required
  10. Familiarity with Excel required

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant field (including, but not limited to, political science, public policy, international relations, statistics, math, business)

How to Apply

Interested candidates should visit www.gqrr.com/careers and submit a cover letter and resume AS ONE DOCUMENT for review by the hiring team. We regret that we will only be able to contact candidates who are selected to interview.

Deadline – N/A


16APR - Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum Program Assistant - Social Science Research Council - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Social Science Research Council is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. Governed by a board of directors, it fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

Job Description
The SSRC seeks a Program Assistant to work with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF). CPPF works to strengthen the capacity of the United Nations system for peacebuilding and the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict by providing UN decision makers with access to expert analysis from international academics, practitioners, and others outside the UN system.

Location – Brooklyn, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Support program staff with overall administration of the program.
  • Organize on- and off-site workshops and meetings. This includes handling logistics including booking domestic and international travel, preparing meeting agendas and other relevant meeting materials, and coordinating and facilitating correspondence with participants and all relevant constituents during workshops and meetings.
  • Manage the program’s online presence, which includes managing and updating program web pages and social media applications.
  • Take minutes of complex discussions, and draft event summary notes.
  • Process expenditures, including payments for consultants, advisors, and other expenses.
  • Work with budgets and financial reports, and process and reconcile expenses against budgets.
  • Prepare staff meeting documents on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare and draft grant proposals as well as grant narrative reports and financial reports.
  • Distribute quarterly reports and program outputs to donors.
  • Serve as primary contact for program-related questions and correspondence.
  • Maintain and update program data, including donor contact list and donor share site.
  • Other duties and additional responsibilities and projects as directed, depending upon interest and capacity.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of arts or bachelor of sciences degree required.
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and respond flexibly to changing demands.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and high degree of professionalism.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Internet search).
  • Previous experience with budget and office management preferred.
  • Interest in international relations and politics desirable.
  • Foreign language skills desirable (Spanish and French preferred).

How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and a brief work- or research-related writing sample to applications@ssrc.org in PDF format. Please include “CPPF PA Search” in the subject line.

Deadline – N/A


30MAR - Digital Media Manager, The Cipher Brief - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Cipher Brief is a digital, security-based conversation platform that connects the private sector with the world’s leading security experts. We deliver a relevant analysis of news and events that helps readers accurately anticipate and safely navigate the complex, unstable, global security environment. The Cipher Brief was founded by former CNN Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly on the belief that reporting on the latest security breaches or global security issues alone won’t always help find solutions to the bigger problems. Engaging the private sector in a solutions-based conversation is what moves the ball down the field.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Cipher Brief is looking for a savvy, news-focused Digital Media Manager to join our growing team. We’re looking for someone with a strong background in national security and intelligence, a knack for creating killer content, and experience working with various social media platforms in a news context.

Job Responsibilities

  • Draft and schedule social media posts across multiple platforms for all content published by The Cipher Brief
  • Monitor breaking news—and break some of our own
  • Track analytics and give recommendations based on performance
  • Be “plugged in” to the evolving world of social media and digital strategy
  • Bring us innovative ideas on how to present and disseminate our content
  • Think beyond Twitter and Facebook to keep The Cipher Brief on the cutting edge of digital media

Job Requirements

  • Strong background in national security and intelligence
  • Experience in journalism, social media, and/or marketing
  • Ability to track, report, and act on analytics from multiple platforms
  • Superior news judgment and editorial sense

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@thecipherbrief.com.

Deadline – N/A


27MAR - Associate, Communications - The END Fund - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The END Fund is one of the world’s leading philanthropic investment vehicles. Since our inception in 2012, the team has mobilized over $75 million in private investments and by the end of 2016 has treated over 150 million people at risk of neglected tropical diseases. In a short time, the END Fund has established a strong track record in private philanthropic giving, technical expertise, advocacy and policy, working toward a vision to ensure people can live healthy and prosperous lives free of the risk of NTDs. The END Fund’s mission is to aid in bringing an end to five of the most prevalent neglected diseases (NTDs) among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. The END Fund accomplishes this by:

  • Mobilizing and investing resources to where they can have maximum impact;
  • Advocating for innovative, integrated and cost-effective NTD programs; and
  • Facilitating private sector engagement to end diseases of neglect.

The END Fund’s strategic programming and priorities are in line with the global NTD community’s common roadmap to control or eliminate the most common NTDs. The END Fund has a special emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and currently supports NTD programs in over 25 countries.

Job Description
Following its rapid expansion and ambitious growth objectives, the END Fund is seeking to build out our communications team and is looking for a communications generalist to serve as our Associate, Communications. A natural team player, the successful candidate will enjoy working collaboratively to help execute a robust communications plan and manage the systems needed to carry out the mission of the organization.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage website content including the END Fund blog and all web updates
  • Work with the Director and third party vendors to ensure a successful platform migration and website refresh
  • Support the External Relations team in the execution of email marketing
  • In partnership with colleagues, ensure consistency of all externally facing numbers across digital and traditional media
  • Pull and analyze data and analytics for the END Fund website, social media channels, and email and create reports for the board of directors, investors, and to inform strategy
  • Manage the END Fund’s digital asset library (photos and videos), working with partners to ensure proper cataloging and supporting the Director in requests from third parties for assets
  • Create interesting and informative content for regular publication across platforms
  • Assist in the development of marketing and PR collateral
  • Consistently update and lead on driving and maintaining a multi-channel communications content calendar
  • Regularly update Google AdWords account to ensure maximum spending of Google Grants
  • Coordinate and produce quarterly updates of country-specific one pagers
  • Assist in managing the END Fund’s social media channels
  • Serve as main communications point of contact for Salesforce
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • 1-2 years experience managing digital channels (website, social media), data reporting, writing and/or editing for the web, ideally in a public interest/cause-related organization
  • Exceptional ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct and lively style
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, especially writing and content creation
  • Experience in the use of content management systems (Wordpress, Drupal, SiteFinity, HTML)
  • Experience with Google Analytics and Google AdWords preferred
  • Experience with graphic design and video software preferred
  • Detail oriented project management skills
  • Familiarity with global health issues, and NTDs specifically, and/or an appetite and interest to learn
  • A self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a collaborative team

How to Apply
Please email resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to careers@end.org with Associate, Communications in the subject line.

Deadline – N/A


23MAR - Digital Assistant, Israel Policy Forum - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Israel Policy Forum is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting pragmatic policies to advance and ultimately achieve a lasting two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. IPF convenes and educates a broad array of Jewish leaders and US policymakers in order to strengthen advocacy in support of advancing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, consistent with Israel’s security and a strong US-Israel relationship.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Israel Policy Forum (IPF) is seeking a Digital Assistant to fulfill a digital media and communications role. The position is responsible for helping manage IPF's strategic communications, analytical content, digital outreach efforts, and social media presence. This person will report to the Digital Director and IPF senior staff.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Website Management: Maintain and update IPF's website with fresh content using creative, multi-media elements and provide direction to web development vendor.
  • Social Media Strategy and Development: Help develop an overall strategy for social media within the organization utilizing existing and/or new tools. Create content and develop campaigns for IPF social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.
  • Electronic Communications: Help prepare effective e-communications and manage new media campaigns; create a systematic calendar for e-communications; proofread and edit all print and digital material.
  • Analysis and Strategic Communications: Help run IPF's collaborative Matzav Blog, assist in the design and formatting of IPF products, both online and print, and contribute to writing projects such as opinion editorials and blog posts.
  • Multi-Media Production: Lead filming and photographing initiatives prior to and during IPF events.
  • Cloud Services: Oversee Google Drive and other Cloud services to maximize staff’s digital organization and archiving techniques.
  • Event Management: Work alongside IPF staff in implementing weekly and monthly events in New York City, Washington DC, and other U.S. cities.

Job Requirements

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency with web-based content management systems, including Campaign Monitor and NGP. Website and blog maintenance strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Adobe design products, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as photography/video/audio editing skills (Final Cut).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  • Minimum of 6 months of policy communications/website experience in a non-profit, political campaign, trade association, Congressional office, or similar environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a multi-city team.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended days and weekend
  • Knowledge and passion for the subject of Israel and the Middle East peace process.
  • Experience with bulk email/database management software a plus.
  • B.A. required
  • Hebrew language a plus

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references by email to:

Eli Kowaz, Digital Director

apply@ipforum.org 
Israel Policy Forum

355 Lexington Ave

14th Floor

New York, NY 10017

Please include your availability, including start date, in your cover letter. Salary commensurate with experience. The application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please note: The Israel Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. IPF complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for handicapped and disabled employees. Application materials will be carefully reviewed but due to the large volume of resumes, we are unable to personally acknowledge each applicant. Only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted. No phone calls, please. Thank you for your interest in the Israel Policy Forum.

Deadline – N/A


23MAR - Development and Administrative Associate, Israel Policy Forum - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Israel Policy Forum (IPF) is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting pragmatic policies to advance and ultimately achieve a lasting two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. IPF convenes and educates a broad array of Jewish leaders and US policymakers in order to strengthen advocacy in support of advancing a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, consistent with Israel’s security and a strong US-Israel relationship.  

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Israel Policy Forum is seeking a full-time Development and Administrative Associate.  This position will give direct support to the Executive Director and Development Director, in addition to serving as an active member of the wider IPF team. The position will be responsible for a multitude of development, administrative, and programming duties.

Job Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities include but at not limited to:

  • Development: Maintain fundraising database (NGP), conduct donor and prospect research, and help craft wider developmental strategy; Distribute acknowledgement letters and coordinate interactions with donors
  • Administrative: Serve as liaison with third-party accounting firm; Maintain schedule and travel arrangements for the Executive Director and visiting experts; Prepare agendas, notices, and meeting minutes; Manage ordering of office supplies and IPF print material
  • Major Event Programming: Assist in organizing large-scale philanthropic programming in New York City and other U.S. cities
  • Coordinating with IPF Leadership: Serve as liaison with IPF Board of Directors and Advisory Council in maintaining outreach records and other governing logistics

Job Requirements

Desired Skills

  • 1-2 year of work or internship experience, preferably related to development
  • Knowledge and passion for the subject of Israel and the Middle East peace process
  • B.A. required
  • Ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization, including senior staff
  • Previous use of fundraising databases and familiarity working within the non-profit sector
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills

How to Apply

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to Bari Schwartz at apply@ipforum.org.

Deadline – N/A


22MAR - Executive Assistant to the President, Steven Gaffney - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Steven Gaffney Company is the leading expert on honest, open communication. Senior executives from Fortune 500 companies, federal government agencies, the United States military, and national associations approach us to build trust, increase collaboration, lead through times of change, and improve teamwork across their organizations. 

For over twenty years, the Steven Gaffney Company has been used for developing focused strategic communication plans, leadership development, and conflict resolution, collaboration, and coordination across teams and organizations. Our speeches, seminars, consulting services, coaching programs, and products have made immediate and lasting impact on thousands of people both professionally and personally.

Location – Merrifield, Virginia

Job Description

We are looking for a rock star, A-Player!  The ideal candidate is someone who is extremely smart, has a great work ethic, eager to learn and grow, and wants to use their ingenuity to help take this business to the next level. As the Executive Assistant, you will have the responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the business and office as well as support the founder and President.  In order to succeed in this role, the successful candidate will have extreme attention to detail, excellent professional verbal and written communication skills, and a positive attitude that is virtually unwavering.

You must have strong customer service skills, be comfortable working in a “selling culture,” and love working with people to help make a difference in their lives. It is critical that you be able to manage multiple priorities and be flexible with adjusting to meet shifting priorities, a necessity in a small business environment. 

Ideal candidate must be comfortable working with media and senior level clients that require extreme confidentiality.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a small team responsible for managing daily business operations under the direction of the President
  • Coordinating sales and marketing related projects, including proposal support, proofreading, and editing
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with office and senior level clients
  • Managing public outreach, website development, and social media.
  • Manage event planning and logistics for clients
  • Manage key vendor relationships especially when executing on projects
  • Manage scheduling of meetings and appointments
  • Manage production of printed materials and special projects

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience. We offer typical benefits including full health care insurance and paid leave. 

Job Requirements

  • Experience coordinating and planning events, working in a fast paced setting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to operate independently, employing oversight over existing and future operations and procurements
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

How to Apply

  1. Review the company website at www.stevengaffney.com and provide a brief statement on why you are interested in seeking employment with SGC and why you would be the best candidate for the position.
  2. Submit your resume and statement to steven@stevengaffney.com.

Deadline – N/A


15MAR - Program Associate, PSFG - Deadline: 15APR

Organization Description

The Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG) is a global network of foundations and individual philanthropists who invest in peace and global security. PSFG is dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy by facilitating the exchange of information and ideas; fostering collaboration; and providing educational opportunities for its members. PSFG also encourages new funders to join the field. Finally, PSFG sustains positive working relationships between the philanthropic sector and a variety of players in the U.S. Government around shared priorities.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Peace and Security Funders Group is seeking a full-time Program Associate reporting to our Executive Director in the Washington, D.C. office. The incumbent will support our team across all programs and activities. The ideal candidate must be able to function independently with minimal supervision, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and have the ability to serve as a reliable and flexible member of a small team. The ideal candidate will also have an appreciation for philanthropy’s role and importance in the policymaking process.

In executing his/her responsibilities, the Program Associate will have the opportunity to gain substantive experience in the dynamic field of peace and security philanthropy and will benefit from close collaboration with a diverse group of funders, philanthropic networks, advocacy organizations, and policymakers. Through our work, PSFG staff gain a deeper understanding of the strategies employed within peace and security philanthropy, the critical stakeholders in this field (both within the United States and abroad), relationships between donors and non-governmental organizations, and pressing issues faced by peace and security practitioners.

Job Responsibilities

Administrative Duties (~45%)

  • Coordinate logistics for all PSFG meetings, including by collecting and organizing documentation, taking notes and producing report-backs, following up with participants, and arranging meetings spaces.
  • Support PSFG staff in their programmatic duties, including the six Working Groups, webinars, Annual Meeting and Federal Policy Briefing, and Index.
  • Manage Executive Director’s calendar by scheduling meetings, conference calls, other appointments, and travel as required.
  • Prepare expense reimbursement reports and monthly credit card reconciliations.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks, including data entry and proofreading of all public and internal PSFG materials.
  • Other duties as assigned. Programmatic Duties (~55%)
  • Produce PSFG’s quarterly newsletter and biannual Membership Directory; manage webinars, website, mailing list and Twitter handle.
  • Support Program Director in drafting and tracking deadlines for grant reports and submissions.
  • Support Program Director in various tasks related to the Peace and Security Funding Index.
  • Conduct background research on prospective PSFG members.
  • Represent PSFG at meetings and conferences and report back to staff.
  • Respond to requests for information.
  • Assist in recruiting and managing the PSFG Fellow.
  • Assist in research projects for PSFG staff, as requested.
  • Draft speeches, op-eds, and presentations for PSFG staff, as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Very strong attention to detail and organizational skills absolutely necessary, including a strong ability to time manage and coordinate schedules.
  • Can-do, problem solving attitude and interest in working on a small team.
  • Passion for the PSFG vision and mission.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Adaptability and ability to re-prioritize according to a changing context.
  • Able to work effectively and creatively, both independently and within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive relationships with all types of stakeholders and personalities. Education and experience
  • 1-2 years of work experience in an office environment, preferably at an NGO.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in international relations, foreign policy, global affairs, conflict resolution, or a related field required.
  • Experience managing a website desired; comfort with social media necessary.
  • Comfort in working with numbers and with Microsoft Suite programs, especially Excel.
  • U.S. work authorization is required.

How to Apply

Please submit your application, with the subject line “PSFG Program Associate Position” to Catherine Thompson cthompson@peaceandsecurity.org by April 15. The application package should include a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (no longer than 750 words), and the names and contact information of two professional references. While not required, sending the package in a single PDF file is preferred.

The start date for this position is June 1, 2017.

Deadline – N/A


14MAR - Program Coordinator - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico and the United States. ITDP's programs focus on bus rapid transit, non-motorized travel, travel demand management, parking, transport policy and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

Job Description
ITDP is seeking a full time Program Coordinator to join our New York City headquarters team. In this cross-functional role, the Program Coordinator will provide administrative support to the global program and U.S. team, as well as senior management at headquarters and will work on a variety of projects and programs. Primary duties include: assist in writing grant proposals and reports, plan and execute meetings and events, monitor program expenses and grant deliverables, drafting correspondence, making travel arrangements and coordinate resources. This is a unique opportunity to develop a broad-based operations skill set at an international NGO.

The Program Coordinator will report to the Director, Global and U.S. Initiatives. S/he will be expected to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with the senior leadership (CEO, COO, CPO), finance team, program staff, and communications and development teams. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker pursuing a nonprofit administration or philanthropy career with strong organizational and interpersonal skills, experience with nonprofits, event management, and budgets, as well as comprehension of office management systems and procedures.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Support for Global Programs (70%)

  • Responsible for daily office logistics in coordinating programs, projects, and special events, including RSVP lists and budget tracking.
  • Assist in the development of annual plans for programs, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.
  • Coordinate and track the development and processing of program grants and contracts to ensure timely receipt, approval, processing and payment.
  • Assist in the management of fiscal operations including draft budget development, tracking expenditures, updating forecasts and monitoring budget vs. actual.
  • Develop and maintain familiarity with all aspects of assigned projects, including knowledge of donor requirements to ensure compliance, along with related ITDP policies and procedures for project grants and contracts.
  • Conduct specific research, draft materials for external communications such as reports, fact sheets, case studies, etc. and prepare presentations as needed in support of ITDP's programmatic work.
  • Work with the global program and communications teams to promote programs via web and print, as well as help develop outreach plans, including contact management.
  • Organize calls and meetings as needed both internally and externally.
  • Pull together activity lists and progress reports for Board, funders and weekly update.
  • Assist in organizing events and workshops, including outreach and follow-up.
  • Set up consulting contracts, prepare expense reports and oversee program allocation for time sheets.
  • Organize and facilitate study tours.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Support for Headquarters (30%)

  • Assist the COO and program directors in drafting MOUs, detailed implementation plans, quarterly and annual reports and contracts and agreements.
  • Support senior management in organizing staff meetings.
  • Produce ITDP social events and capacity building workshops.
  • Serve as the back up to the front desk by answering phones, greeting guests and preparing conference spaces as needed.
  • Set up consulting contracts and assist in managing deliverables, invoices and payment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • 1-3 years experience in nonprofit or philanthropic administration; internship experience is acceptable.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Excellent command of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office and computer database management systems.
  • Collaborative with the ability to build strong relationships across programs and offices.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team across all levels within the organization.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Preferred:

  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.
  • Salesforce and/or database experience a plus.
  • Event planning experience a plus.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud experience a plus.
  • QuickBooks experience a plus.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Program Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Deadline – N/A


12MAR - Research Assistant, Harvard - Deadline: 05APR

Organization Description

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs is seeking candidates for the role of Research Assistant. The Belfer Center is the hub for Harvard University’s research, teaching, and training in international security affairs. In 2017, it was ranked the world’s #1 university-affiliated think-tank for the fourth year in a row.

Location - Boston

Job Description

Research Assistants support the director of the Center by conducting in-depth research on topics such as US foreign policy and strategy; defense and intelligence policy; global nuclear security and nonproliferation; and a range of other major international security issues.  

Job Responsibilities

The Research Assistant works closely with other members of a small research team and plays a key role in developing research products, including policy memos, op-eds, journal articles, and book chapters, and performs related job duties as required.

Job Requirements

  • Candidates must have significant knowledge of, and interest in, current international security issues; exceptional writing skills; basic quantitative proficiency; and a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines. 
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, though we will consider candidates who have a bachelor’s degree with extraordinary academic or professional credentials.
  • At least one year of related work experience is required, along with demonstrated knowledge of various research methods and statistical techniques. Relevant coursework may count toward experience.
  • Candidates with a research background on China (domestic and foreign policy, economics, US-China relations) are encouraged to apply, although experience with this topic is not a requirement.

How to Apply

Send the following materials to Belfer_RArecruiting@hks.harvard.edu:

(1) Cover letter of 300 words or less

(2) One-page résumé

(3) Official or unofficial transcript PDF

(4) Analytic writing sample of 20 pages or less

(5) Names and contact information for three references

Deadline – April 5, 2017


04MAR - Research Assistant, Aviation Week - Deadline: N/A

Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has an opening for a research assistant to support the defense intelligence and data team over the summer of 2017. Assignments will consist of researching of military aircraft, with possible concentrations on: fleet counts, regional or programmatic developments, maintenance data, suppliers of components, specifications and manufacturer data. Writing opportunities may include summaries of defense market news, drafting program/system descriptions, and possibly contributing to newsletters, websites and custom research papers.

Compensation: $15/hour

Frequency: 40 hours per week

Duration: June 1 to August 31, 2017

Location – Washington DC

Job Requirements

  • Familiarity with military aircraft programs is required.
  • Ideal candidate is a graduate student focusing in Strategic/Security Studies but undergraduate students may apply.
  • Pluses include:
    • Business-level proficiency in a foreign language
    • Knowledge of military maintenance procedures
    • Previous experience tracking military fleets, programs or maintenance spending
    • Experience with databases - Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc.

How to Apply

Please send applications to: michael.tint@aviationweek.com

Please type “APPLICATION:” at the beginning of the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter (1 pg. max) explaining one’s experience and interest in the position
  • Resume (1-2 pg.)
  • Transcripts
  • Writing sample on a defense/ security topic of 1-5 pages MAXIMUM. Can be excerpted from a longer work; if so, please preface with a paragraph explaining the context.

Deadline – N/A


03MAR - Business Operations Associate, GSIS - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Global Security & Innovative Strategies is an international consulting and strategic advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC that provides worldwide services.  GSIS leverages its extensive private sector, homeland and public security, public sector and international expertise to provide comprehensive solutions for its clients. These solutions range from investigations, end-to-end security assessments, design and implementation to government relations support and business advisory services such as due-diligence, new market entrance and business intelligence.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

GSIS is seeking a Business Operations Associate to assist in process improvements through the development and maintenance of analytics infrastructure for the firm.  The Business Operations Associate will be responsible for supporting the management of all the firm’s business operations activities.   This individual will be expected to work in a fast paced and dynamic team environment.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills and will have the initiative to identify new business opportunities and optimize business practices to streamline GSIS business operations. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting client service teams by organizing and leading project reviews, ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and tracking client support.  Organizing and maintaining project documentation including proposals, agreements, and contracts.
  • Implementing methods to improve project cost estimation and establishing project-specific budgets to monitor spending plans against deliverables. 
  • Assisting with the identification of client needs and working collaboratively to develop solutions to meet client expectations. 
  • Monitoring invoicing processes to ensure maximization of billing potential and performing client outreach to resolve invoicing issues and to accelerate cash collections.
  • Collaborating with leadership to understand pressing business needs and act as a strategic thought partner to address those needs.
  • Supporting business development efforts by creating outreach strategies to build the pipeline and identify procurement opportunities. 
  • Improving existing methods of business pipeline tracking and client relationships to bring transparency into key business metrics. 
  • Performing analysis of key business efficiency metrics and developing presentations and briefings for management’s consideration.
  • Organizing and leading project reviews to ensure compliance with contractual requirements. 
  • Coordinating and managing client meetings, including maintaining schedules and calendars and arranging travel. 
  • Conducting market research to identify new opportunities and emerging trends in the industry.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years related work experience.  Any equivalent combination of education and project management experience may be substituted. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and QuickBooks. 
  • Experience with business development. 
  • Experience with federal contracting is a plus. 

How to Apply

Please send resumes and cover letters to Nicole Porter at nicole@gsis.us

Deadline – N/A


01MAR - Media Monitoring Analyst, The Rendon Group - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Rendon Group is a leading international strategic communications firm with experience planning and managing strategic and tactical communications programs in 91 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Media Monitoring Analyst provides The Rendon Group's (TRG) staff and clients with real-time information as it relates to our clients’ specifications. We are looking for someone to average around 24 hours per week and will work every other weekend on the overnight shift (11 pm to 7 am).

Must be reliable, trustworthy, and have the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and know how to prioritize.

Please dress in business casual during workdays and casual during weekends. You will be working alone on weekends and overnights in TRG’s office.

Job Responsibilities

The analyst reads and analyzes open-source and proprietary news pieces, determines their importance based on the clients' requirements, and compiles notifications and reports based on these requirements. The analyst also facilitates communication between TRG team members around the globe and supports TRG programs as needed. Training will be provided.

Work for this 24/7 operation is generally executed alone and outside core business hours. Support is needed on overnights, weekends, and holidays. This position pays $15/hr during day shifts and $17/hr during overnight shifts. This position is not eligible for benefits.

Job Requirements

A candidate with a BA in international studies, communications, public relations, or a related field.

Strong analytical/writing skills and a robust interest in international affairs/politics. International ‘news junkies' will enjoy this position.

Candidates with a working proficiency in another language will be prioritized.

How to Apply

Apply at https://recruit.zohopublic.com/recruit/ViewJob.na?digest=kIDmDLiZvBr0I3caeOCEcVQEvOru1KKN9P36Zabzx.o-&embedsource=Indeed

Deadline – N/A


24FEB - Analyst, Access Partnership - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

With offices in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dakar, London, Singapore, and Washington DC, and expanding resources in the rest of the world, we provide global consultancy services across five continents.  Our organization is a specialist firm supporting a diverse base of clients with critical interests in information and communications technology (ICT).  These include technology clients in hardware and software, internet, cloud, content, broadband, satellite, space, mobile, other vertical industries like retail and finance, as well as global institutions and governments. Access Partnership covers public policy issues across ICT – including artificial intelligence, big data, competition, copyright, customs, e-commerce, e-waste, high performance computing, intelligent transportation systems, internet governance, internet of things, intellectual property, privacy, security, spectrum, standards, unmanned aerial systems, tax and trade.

Location – Singapore

Job Description

Access Partnership seeks an intellectually curious and articulate Analyst or Senior Analyst for our Singapore office (exceptional and more senior candidates from other regional hubs may also apply). We support our clients’ business and public policy interests on the cutting edge of technology decision-making worldwide.  Given the fast pace, constant evolution, and high profile political focus on technology policy, we seek dynamic, flexible, intelligent individuals ready to address new challenges.

Job Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze a range of national-level and regional policy topics, political trends, processes, and regulations across all ICT policy areas throughout Asia.
  • Provide support for recurring client deliverables through tracking and documenting policy developments across multiple markets.
  • Attend and represent industry interests at meetings; gather commercial and policy intelligence.
  • Assist in the development of marketing and business development materials on both policy and business issues.
  • Provide administrative support, in particular for meeting and event planning.

Job Requirements

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area and 1-5 years of experience.
  • A genuine interest in technology policy, international trade, and market trends.
  • Demonstrated research abilities and exceptional writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other publishing platforms.
  • Well organized, highly motivated, able to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Proactive in finding ways to get things done and meet goals.
  • Flexibility in handling multiple requests and changing priorities.
  • Previous consulting and/or technology policy experience.

Desirable

  • Graduate degree in public policy, economics, international trade, law, engineering or related field.
  • Fluency in one or more Asian languages – especially Japanese, Korean, Hindi, or Bahasa Indonesian.
  • Talent in graphic design, data visualization, or Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint.

How to Apply

Write an email to accesspartnershipasia@gmail.com that tells us why you’re the right person for the job.  Be creative and concise, and include a copy of your resume.

Please also include an example of your best work that shows why you’re right for the job. This could take many forms, including your published writing or piece of analysis, a news article describing something you did, or academic work that illustrates your skills.

Deadline – N/A


12FEB - Events Associate - SDSN Association - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
SDSN Association was created in March 2014 as an independent 501 3 (c) organization to support the mandate of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN). UNSDSN was launched at the behest of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mobilize research, academia, the private sector and civil society to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDSN Association is based in New York. 

Job Description
Reporting to the Head of Partnerships, the Events Associate manages the planning and execution of events hosted by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the SDSNA, and other affiliate organizations. This includes coordinating logistics, processes, deadlines, and budgets for events and programs such as the annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (www.ic-sd.org), meetings of the Leadership Council, and various project and program meetings, publication launches, and workshops, among others. The incumbent will be responsible for overall event productions including advising on best practices, program/agenda development, identifying and contacting a wide range of national and international speakers, incorporating multi-media technology as well overseeing logistical arrangements including investigating venues, service providers, and vendors to support planning recommendations.

Working in tandem with colleagues from the communications and project management departments, the incumbent will manage processes and write, edit and consult in the design of event-related publications, email newsletters, social media, and websites. Additional responsibilities include expanding and maintaining events web pages, overseeing all aspects of weekly events email, updating the online calendar, and organizing event video production and archives. This position implements new marketing techniques to build audience size and depth and improve messaging, branding, and positioning.

Supporting the Head of Partnerships, the incumbent will help to facilitate new partnerships and strengthen institutional prestige. Additional responsibilities could include general administrative tasks such as updating documents and databases, and occasional oversight of work-study and event staff. This position performs all other duties, as assigned by the Head of Partnerships.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities
Event Planning (80%)

  • Manages the planning of events, organizing the agenda and calendar, coordinating with different departments, and managing expectations of senior leadership. Oversees logistics and execution of SDSN and affiliate events, including the International Conference on Sustainable Development and the Low-Emissions Solutions Conference. Updates the online event calendar and email newsletter.
  • Serves as department liaison using tact and discretion in dealing with a wide range of constituents to develop event programming. Identifies, recruits, and facilitates communication with high profile speakers. Supports the abstract submission, review, and acceptance process. Works to identify opportunities to showcase SDSN experts and exhibit their research to the public.
  • Write, edit, help design, and oversee publishing of conference- and event-related materials, including websites, programs, nametags, table tents, posters, invitations, etc. Maintains event-related design deadlines system to keep projects on track. Works closely with communications staff to manage diverse media for conferences and events.
  • Maintains events financial management systems; oversees project budgets, develops reports, economizes spending, reconciles budgets and provides project estimates. Manages vendors; contracts services and negotiates related fees.

General Administrative Support (10%)

  • Supports general event promotion, email production, and administrative systems.
  • Aids in updating SDSN databases of contacts. This will include maintaining list serves in Mail Chimp, Google contacts, and Insightly while working closely with the SDSN Admin team to improve the current contact management system to create an integrated, robust contact management database to improve targeted communication campaigns and event solicitation.
  • Aids in financial systems management, supporting the initiation of vendor relationships, and the processing of invoices.
  • Assists Head of Partnerships to support the development team in cultivation and solicitation strategies.

Other Duties (10%)

  • All other duties and responsibilities, as deemed appropriate by the Head of Partnerships.

Job Requirements

  • At least one year of experience organizing events is required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated use of tact and discretion in dealing with a wide range of internal and external constituents required.
  • Ability to identify, manage and implement diverse and multiple tasks related to marketing and events.
  • Interest in the mission of the SDSN required.
  • Experience in an academic or non-profit setting preferred.
  • Experience with contact management systems preferred (MailChimp, Insightly).
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and large-scale (1,000+ participant) events.
  • Candidates should be self-motivated, entrepreneurial, and a strong team player
  • Please note that existing US work authorization is required for this position

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to info@unsdsn.org  with subject line “Events Associate Applicant [Your Name]”.

Deadline – N/A


27JAN - Staff Writer (International Security and Defense), Vox - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Vox.com is a user’s guide to the news produced by the beat reporters and subject-issue experts who know it best. And we’re looking for a staff writer for our foreign section, who can help us expand our coverage of foreign affairs and the big ideas and global trends driving them.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The ideal candidate is someone with interest and expertise in covering international security and defense. That would mean looking not just at what the Pentagon is doing in Iraq and Syria, but also Russian activities in Eastern Europe and how the growing tensions over the South and East China Seas are roiling nations throughout Asia.

 

This is a high level writing job in the Vox.com newsroom and will involve a wide variety of short and long posts.

 

If you have…

  • A strong desire to report on and write about international security and defense, as well as an understanding of how and why countries choose to use force -- and what happens once they do
  • An equally strong ability to report on how Donald Trump, and his administration’s policies, are shaping the international arena
  • Experience covering the Pentagon as an institution and knowing how to build sources there and in key US military commands
  • An analytical approach to major stories and a passion for digging into everything from fine-grain policy issues to big-picture international relations theory
  • At least three years of foreign affairs or military writing experience. Time overseas and proficiency in a language other than English would be a major plus.
  • The ability to explain complex ideas and intricate political dynamics in clear, straightforward language
  • Ideas for new and creative ways to approach the conventional modes of foreign-affairs writing and an interest in experimenting with new story formats, and
  • Strong reporting skills, including knowledge of which sources to turn to when working on a story — any story

… you may be the writer we’re looking for!

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, a cover letter, and three clips (links in your cover letter, or in the same document as your cover letter).

 

In your cover letter, include three ideas for foreign stories that you think deserved coverage but didn’t get much attention in American media, and explain how you would have covered them at Vox.

 

This is a full-time position based in our Washington, DC office.

 

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

Deadline – N/A


22JAN - Americas Program Research Associate - Committee to Protect Journalists - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981. We promote press freedom worldwide by defending the rights of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal.

Job Description
The Committee to Protect Journalists, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom worldwide, seeks a researcher for its Americas program to work full-time in our New York City office. The Program Research Associate works under the supervision of the Americas Senior Program Coordinator to closely monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the Americas. Applicants should have knowledge of media and human rights issues in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, the ability to work independently and proactively, and a commitment to press freedom.

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, document and respond to press freedom abuses in the region.
  • Communicate regularly with journalists and human rights activists in the region.
  • Research and write news alerts, letters of appeal, special reports and blog posts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing of our advocacy efforts.
  • Translate content into Spanish or vet translations.
  • Maintain the Americas program's social media accounts.
  • Help vet Journalist Assistance cases for the region.
  • Assist program coordinator with miscellaneous administrative tasks, such as impact reports and program plans.

Job Requirements

  • Knowledge of press freedom and media issues in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speaking, reading and writing) is required. Portuguese and/or French language skills are a plus.
  • Fluency in social media is strongly preferred.

How to Apply
Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and three references to jobs@cpj.org. Please include "Americas Program Research Associate" in the subject line. Please also include a 500-word personal statement on why you consider press freedom to be important.

Deadline – N/A