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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


20JAN - Executive Assistant, BowerGroupAsia - Deadline: 15FEB

Organization Description

BowerGroupAsia, Inc. (BGA) is a government affairs and public policy advisory firm supporting premier multinational companies in the Asia-Pacific. The Washington office functions as the company’s global headquarters. We are a fast-growing firm and seek a talented, highly motivated young leader to train in the role of Executive Assistant for the company’s President & CEO.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

This position is reserved for individuals the company believes have high aptitude for leadership and the ability to learn quickly, understand multiple functions of the company, think strategically and who have a strong commitment to execution and attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and maintain the CEO’s schedule. Interact with both internal and external executives, government officials, assistants and consultants to coordinate meetings.
  • Coordinate, plan and manage staff inputs for CEO.  Work with staff to ensure CEO and leadership team have information, briefing materials and logistics in place to drive high performance decision making.
  • Manage the CEO’s travel. Build plans to drive business objectives, ensure travel is consistent with standard operating procedures, coordinate with executives to ensure briefing books are prepared; book reservations and appointments, obtain travel visas and work with travel agents and internal company personnel on logistics; compile travel documents at the end of the CEO’s travel and create spending reports for accounting.
  • Prepare CEO for meetings and undertake follow-up actions. Compile pre- and post-meeting briefing notes, enter into company database and distribute to correct personnel.
  • Understand company priorities and record key meetings. Act as secretary for a series of regular, institutional meetings, file notes in internal system and distribute appropriately.
  • Special initiatives. Undertake special initiatives for the CEO and senior management.
  • Additional administrative duties. These include, but are not limited to, entering stakeholder contact information into the internal system, communicating with company personnel, helping coordinate company events, etc.

Job Requirements

This role is reserved by the CEO for high-potential individuals who will train and learn while performing the role. Candidates are expected to excel, learn and then be fast tracked within the company’s system. The ideal candidate will be poised, confident and can work independently with minimal supervision and collaborate effectively as a team player in time-sensitive situations. He/she can effectively manage multiple work streams while meeting deadlines and should be self-motivated, well organized, detail oriented and collegial. He/she should feel comfortable interacting with a range of interlocutors and should enjoy the various challenges of supporting large multinational corporations operating in the Asia-Pacific. The ability to interact effectively both inside the company and externally, in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient, is crucial to this role.

Qualifications Include:

  • Expertise, experience or strong interest in Asia.
  • Ability to work late nights and early mornings while the CEO is on travel is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in native-level English is required.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and strong desire to embrace and utilize additional technologies.
  • Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree in public policy, international affairs, journalism, business or related fields.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV/resume to talent@bowergroupasia.com.            

Deadline

Application deadline is February 15, 2017, although a hiring decision may be made at any point prior to the deadline.


05JAN - Defense Research Assistantship, Aviation Week - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

A multi-channel service provider, decision engine and marketplace, with deep databases and integrated workflow tools that support action, the Aviation Week Network brings you the power to prevail in a challenging and fast-paced industry.

Our staff of more than 50 editors and analysts around the world delivers an unsurpassed portfolio of information products and services for all sectors of the aerospace and defense industry.

From award-winning publications to online analytical services, the Aviation Week Network provides intelligence that informs and enables the global aviation, aerospace and defense industry and provides professionals with a strategic business advantage.

The Aviation Week Network is a division of Penton.

Location – Arlington, VA

Job Description

Aviation Week, the world’s top aerospace reporting and analysis firm, has an opening for a research assistant to support the defense data and intelligence team.

Compensation: $12/hourFrequency: 20 hours per week during academic year, 40 per week June‐August.Duration: Available immediately; must be able to remain in the position until at least May.

Job Responsibilities

Duties will consist of researching military aircraft programs including current and future fleet levels, maintenance information, specifications, component suppliers and contact information. Writing opportunities may include drafting summaries of developments in the market or program descriptions and possibly contributing to newsletters, websites, country papers or issue analyses.

Job Requirements

           Ideal candidate is a graduate student focusing in Strategic, Security, Middle East or Africa Studies

           Familiarity with military aircraft is required.

           Pluses include experience/proficiency with:

o Arabic or French

o Intelligence analysis

o Military maintenance procedures

o Databases ‐ Microsoft Access, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle, etc.

 

How to Apply

           Resume (1‐2 pages)

           Transcripts

           Cover letter (1 page max) explaining one’s experience and interest in military aircraft and/or the Middle East and Africa.

           Writing sample of 1‐5 pages on a Defense/Strategic/Security topic. Can be an excerpt from a longer work; if so, please preface with a paragraph or less explaining the context of the excerpt.

Please send applications to: michael.tint@aviationweek.com Please type “APPLICATION:” at the beginning of the subject line.

Deadline – N/A


16NOV - Admin Associate, National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The George Washington University has formed a philanthropic partnership with the International Churchill Society (formerly known as the Churchill Centre). Housed on the first floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, this will be the first major research facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill.

Winston Churchill’s leadership and diplomacy during trying times provide a mirror for the global challenges today’s leaders face and the decisions that will impact the world. The new Center, through its collections, interdisciplinary academic programs, and educational exhibits, will offer GW students, faculty, researchers, and the public the opportunity to examine the life and legacy of Churchill.

The International Churchill Society can be found at www.winstonchurchill.org.

 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Administrative Associate supports the activities of the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) at the George Washington University Libraries, in collaboration with the Director of the NCLC, as well as GW Libraries staff and librarians. Activities are expected to include event support; assistance for fundraising activities; outreach and marketing support; and general administrative assistance. The Administrative Associate spends no less than 60% of his or her time on these endeavors for the NCLC. All fundraising activities adhere to the university’s policies, as determined by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR), and will be conducted in conjunction with the Executive Director of Development for the GW Libraries.

Job Responsibilities

It is expected that the NCLC will work closely with The International Churchill Society (ICS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. The Administrative Associate works on activities of ICS, including membership management, conference and event support, and fundraising support, spending no more than 40% of his or her time on this work.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Prior administrative experience and knowledge of modern office practices.

Demonstrates high levels of discretion, judgment, tact, and problem-solving skills. Maintains confidentiality, as appropriate. Excellent customer service and superior written and verbal communication skills. Able to complete multiple tasks with competing priorities.

Should be detail-oriented and work as a team player in a fast-paced environment.

Highly proficient Microsoft Office skills, including ability to manage databases and generate reports. Experience with event organization and management preferable.

 

How to Apply

Apply at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/39116

Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit

 

Deadline – N/A


07NOV - Intelligence Analyst - AIG - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Job Description
The Intelligence Analyst role at the NY Global Security Operations Center (GSOC) comprises three key areas, namely Threat / Intelligence management, Operational Plan and Control, and External Client support. In this role, the incumbent will actively conduct threat horizon scanning and compile security briefings and threat analysis for business units and clients. Further, the role includes active planning and control of security operations and response to incident management. The Analyst will also work with various role players across the business including the Regional Security field teams based around the world.

This is a 4:00pm-12:00am OR 12:00am-8:00am shift position

Location – New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor, collect and analyze information from disparate sources about potential hotspots around the world that could threaten AIG employees and/or facilities
  • Produce and disseminate security reports and threat assessments based on rapidly changing threat conditions around the world
  • Provide time-sensitive information to critical business leaders and decision-makers
  • Work with internal corporate groups to advise/shape corporate policy affecting employee safety globally
  • Liaise with Regional Security Officers around the world to obtain region-specific intelligence for stakeholders
  • Assist to build robust journey management plans for travel to higher risk destinations and control
  • Check-in with travelers in high threat regions
  • Assist with the planning and control of Security Operations as well as being the first point of contact with regards to global incident management.

Job Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in International Relations or similar field
  • Shift-work, including nights and weekends

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA/MS degree in International Relations or similar field
  • 1 year experience extracting actionable intelligence from big data
  • 1 year experience with Spatial Analyst Toolset in ArcGIS
  • Superior trends analysis and writing skills 
  • Multilingual reading/writing capabilities

How to Apply
Please apply online: https://careers.peopleclick.com/careerscp/client_aig/external/gateway.do?functionName=viewFromLink&jobPostId=387450&localeCode=en-us.

Deadline – N/A


23OCT - Program Assistant, Higher Education & Research in Africa - Carnegie Corporation of New York - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Carnegie Corporation of New York is America’s oldest grant making foundation.

Established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy. 

Job Description
Carnegie Corporation of New York currently has an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about advancing higher education opportunities and peacebuilding efforts in Africa, and who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented and problem-solving environment.

The ideal candidate for the role of Program Assistant, Higher Education & Research in Africa, is someone who is proactive, has high initiative, is creative, energetic, well organized, and able to multi-task, prioritize, learn quickly, and has job experience and/or exposure to work in the African region.

The Program Assistant position will be responsible for providing programmatic and some administrative support to two Program Officers in the Higher Education and Research in Africa Program.

The goal of the Higher Education and Research in Africa program is to enhance training, research and retention of academics in select countries of sub-Saharan Africa.  Understanding that Africa’s higher education institutions and learning and academic communities are key to reaching the continent’s potential, the program funds grantees that foster future generations of academics, connects centers of higher education across Africa and the diaspora, supports advancements in leadership, policy and governance in sub-Saharan Africa, and funds research, training and networks involved in peacebuilding efforts in Africa.

Location - 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  1. Support grantmaking initiatives by reviewing active proposals, drafting external review and evaluation questions, and copy editing grant recommendation documents.
  2. Support the management of active grants through monitoring progress, including compliance with stated objectives and proposed outcomes of the grants; identifying grantee results that should be communicated more widely; conducting preliminary review of requests to modify grants; and facilitating grant close-out.
  3. Represent the Corporation at U.S.-based meetings and prepare meeting summaries.
  4. Assist in disseminating the results of grants through the Corporation’s website, social media, and other forms, in consultation and collaboration with program officers and communications staff.
  5. Manage a project to track beneficiaries of Carnegie Corporation-supported academic programs.
  6. Sustain an accurate working knowledge of the current trends, professional practices, and developing policy issues pertinent to the program area.
  7. Draft correspondence and other miscellaneous duties as required.

Grantmaking and Proposal Management Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to content and budget reviews of proposals, identifying inconsistencies and ways to strengthen performance measures.
  • Draft questions for external reviews.
  • Correspond with applicants on proposal questions, as advised by program officer, and respond to applicant questions regarding proposal content.
  • Review unsolicited letters of inquiry and other queries and recommend action.

Grants Management Responsibilities:

  • Track progress on grants and report to relevant program officer on a regular basis.
  • Conduct first-line review of budget modification, carry-over, and no-cost extension requests, referring to program officer for deeper review and approval.
  • In consultation with the relevant program officer, draft terms of reference for grant and grant cluster evaluations and identify documents and data to be shared with consultants; liaise with consultants during evaluation processes.
  • Facilitate end-of-grant summaries and closing out of grants.

Program and Communications Support Responsibilities:

  • Assist program officers with gathering data and preparing presentations for internal and external presentations; compile tables and charts in Word and Excel and format documents.
  • Review grantee research reports and manuscripts for copyediting as needed.
  • Set up and manage beneficiary tracking database/spreadsheet.
  • Contribute to program dissemination, in consultation with program officers and communications staff, including:
    • Identify grantee news and publications suitable for the Corporation’s website
    • Draft publications/news to be posted on website
    • Conduct short interviews for website
    • Conduct research and contribute to copy for website features
  • Contribute to agenda setting and developing content for grantee and other Corporation-hosted meetings.

Job Requirements
A college degree and willingness to pursue an advanced degree.  At least six months work experience in an African country, and a total of at least two years full-time working experience.  Proactive, with strong presentation and listening skills, good planning and organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and editing/proofreading skills, and project management skills.  Demonstrated data collection, management, and presentation experience.  Good instincts for communication and outreach.  Prior experience in a grantmaking environment a plus.  Savvy user of technology with knowledge of data and communication platforms.  Willingness to travel domestically only.  No international travel.

How to Apply
Please respond, with cover letter, resume, and recent writing sample in one document, via e-mail to hr@carnegie.org. Include the job title of "Program Assistant, HERA" in the subject line of the e-mail.  Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline N/A


17OCT - Development Assistant, Major Gifts - Amnesty International - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. Our global headquarters is based in London, and we have established organizations in 68 countries. Amnesty International USA is the largest country section of the organization with nearly 250,000 members, who work for human rights independently, through national online networks, or with high school, college or community groups.

Amnesty International is funded by dedicated individual supporters and foundations to safeguard our objectivity and ensure that our research is not funded by governments and corporations. We thank these dedicated donors for their contributions to the fight for dignity and freedom.

Job Description
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the largest grassroots human rights organization in the world! Our organization is a place where people get the opportunity to hone and develop their unique skills, but also bring change to the world. We are seeking a Development Assistant in our Major Gifts department to support the day-to-day administrative activities of the department, including gift processing and acknowledgments, information management and reporting, coordination of mass donor communications, meeting preparation, and responding to donor inquiries as required.  The ideal candidate will be a team player with good interpersonal skills and an ever-present “can-do” attitude and have the ability to keep multiple deadline-driven projects on schedule, and be comfortable providing administrative support to multiple stakeholders.

The Development Assistant will also be responsible for collaborating with leadership and across departments to manage and recommend new processes for streamlining work of the Major Gifts Unit. In addition, he/she will be interacting with external members and high-profile donors.  With your support we will grow our revenues and increase supporter base significantly and bring human rights to millions across the globe, including in our own backyard.

Location – 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures and maintains accurate and timely processing of all gifts from major donors; drafts and mails donor acknowledgment letters and ensures the accuracy of the financial database.
  • Generates and creates reports from ROI database and Tableau software such as weekly gift officer reports, general accounting reports, mailing lists, and other donor-related reports.
  • Coordinates the team’s weekly meetings and assists in event-planning with Directors.
  • Assists with the creation and management of donor communications calendar and materials: collaborates with other stakeholders to execute strategic and timely email and mass communications; drafts communication materials and collateral.
  • Provides administrative support to National Director of Major Gifts: arranges meetings, processes expenses and reimbursements, and completes other tasks as needed.
  • Responsible for administrative, financial, logistical, and research tasks to support program or department.

Job Requirements

  • BA/BS degree.
  • Experience in synthesizing and prioritizing large quantities of information.  
  • Strong data management and Microsoft Office Skills required.   

   Preferred Qualifications

  • Nonprofit experience.
  • Diplomatic skills to obtain trust, cooperation, and understanding in order to resolve routine problems.
  • Superior organizational skills and an eye for detail.

How to Apply
Please apply online at https://careers.aiusa.org/vacancy/development-assistant-major-gifts-0303/329/description/.

Deadline – N/A