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20SEP - Research Associate, Council on Foreign Relations - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

As part of the Studies Program, the research associate will support the work of the Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, time management skills, and experience dealing with high-profile individuals.

Job Responsibilities

              Assisting with drafting, fact-checking, proofreading, and editing of written material, including director of Studies’ talking points, blog posts, memos, and correspondence

              Conducting research on specific areas as requested by the director of studies, for articles, speeches, and other publications

              Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support

              Assisting the director of studies with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc.

              Providing administrative support to the director of studies, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls and drafting correspondence, travel arrangements, and responding to requests for information

              Acting as liaison between the director of Studies and other CFR departments

 

 

Job Requirements

              Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, History, or a related field, with high academic credentials and knowledge of current foreign policy issues

              One or more year(s) related work experience

              Experience with social media outreach and using social media applications preferred

              Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

              Excellent verbal and written communication skills

              Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail

              Proficiency in word processing, Excel, and database management

              Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the address below. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Council on Foreign Relations Human Resources Office 1777 F Street NW Washington, DC 20006 humanresources@cfr.org www.cfr.org

Follow us on Twitter: @CFR_HR

 

Deadline – N/A


06SEP - Campus Associate, 1776 - Deadline: 26SEP

Organization Description

1776 is a seed fund and global incubator based in Washington D.C. with campuses in San Francisco, Arlington, Va. and NYC. We’re building a global community to provide the intellectual, social, and financial capital to the world’s most promising startups tackling important challenges in industries that impact our lives every day. Our deep expertise and network in education, energy & sustainability, health, smart cities & transportation connects corporate and institutional partners, government groups and policymakers, investors, and expert mentors to our member startups through curriculum, events, and other programs. Join us in changing the world.

Location - San Francisco, California

Job Description

The Campus Associate is a key part of our small but mighty team, working closely with the Campus team to operate an inspiring, harmonious, and sophisticated day-to-day campus experience. The ideal candidate is passionate about community building, creating opportunity for others and supporting startups with the environment and resources they need to thrive. You can keep an even keel and good judgement when managing multiple needs at once, and understand each is an opportunity to foster and share our culture. You have a stamina for friendliness and are energized by problem-solving. You excel at anticipating needs, plan ahead accordingly, and reliably follow-through to the last detail. You understand what it means to be in a support role and love how important that contribution is to our larger mission.

Job Responsibilities

    • Support with membership sales, including marketing, tours, pipeline, and contracts
    • Lead new member onboarding and orientations
    • Respond to member support requests and needs
    • Coordinate events for members and our external community
    • Create and manage intern program
    • Assist with general office operations, maintenance, and improvements
    • Contribute to member communications and newsletters
    • Juggle day-to-day administrative tasks

Job Requirements

    • 1 year of admin/EA, office coordination, membership sales, community management, or customer service experience
    • Startup experience a plus
    • All hands-on deck mentality and team-first commitment to collaboration
    • Efficiency, accuracy, adaptability, patience, and resourcefulness
    • Discretion, professionalism, integrity, and business maturity
    • Proven ability to create simple, sustainable, scalable, and organized processes
    • Comfort instituting and enforcing policies
    • Exceptional time management
    • Genuine interest in promoting positive workplace culture
    • Outstanding written, verbal, and social skills, adaptable to the audience and message
    • Approachable demeanor with the ability to make anyone feel comfortable and welcome
    • Comfort navigating ambiguity in a dynamic, evolving startup environment
    • Ability to work outside your comfort zone
    • Solid computer literacy and tech savviness for general business needs
    • Ability to work across teams

 

How to Apply

Apply at https://jobs.lever.co/1776/025bae11-9ad6-43a9-8a30-74feb2c1f7fc

Deadline – September 26, 2016


06SEP - Program Coordinator, AFAvH - Deadline: 18SEP

Organization Description

American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AFAvH) is the professional partner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) in the United States, and is a U.S. 501(c)3 charitable organization. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation promotes academic cooperation between excellent researchers and other professionals from abroad and from Germany.

American Friends Mission: To become a leading source in the United States for the promotion of national and international networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists and other professionals. Our goals include:

  • Expanding the pool of future Humboldtians from the United States;
  • Encouraging and supporting continued collaboration among US alumni;
  • With partners, raising Germany’s visibility as a center for research.

Our Vision

To mobilize the intellectual curiosity, creativity, experience, and passion of Humboldtians to shape the changing landscape of research, higher education, and professional development in the United States and beyond.

Our Mission

To become a leading source in the United States for the promotion of national and international networking, exchange, and creative collaboration among scientists, scholars, artists, and other professionals, consistent with the goals of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany.

Our Values

We believe in investment in the individual, and in an international community of intellectual inquiry. Humboldtians are at the center of our vision and are vital partners in our mission. As alumni, acknowledged leaders in their fields, and individuals who share a lifelong commitment to collaboration and cultural exploration, Humboldtians are uniquely qualified to serve as special ambassadors of German intellectual life in the United States and as proponents and models of internationalization in the US research enterprise.

Location - Washington DC

Job Description

Summary: American Friends seeks an enthusiastic Program Coordinator. Working as a team, the Program Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day implementation of key programs of the American Friends including alumni engagement, fellowship recruitment, coordination of major events, and publications. With responsibilities for event planning, writing and development of outreach and promotional materials, and database management and reporting, the Program Coordinator executes American Friends programs and seeks to leverage AFAvH’s activities, contacts, and outreach programs to reinforce one another and advance the mission and goals of the institution. The position description outlines broad areas of responsibility. Specific tasks will shift as needed in response to changes in programs and priorities.

Job Responsibilities

Alumni Engagement and Support

  • Organize and coordinate the design, promotion, and logistics for events, either AF or alumni initiated, to serve and engage program alumni and promote the visibility, prestige, and
    intellectual contributions of Humboldtians and Humboldt fellowships.
  • Support initiatives developed by the American Friends Alumni Council and/or American Friends leadership to expand the engagement of US alumni.
  • Assist with communication to and support of “Humboldtians on Campus.” Assist with the recruitment of new HoCs.
  • Manage the alumni database and ensure that it is consistently up-to-date and accurate.
  • Create content for newsletters, the website, and other promotional tools to showcase alumni, their achievements, and issues of alumni interest.
  • Maintain the website and utilize social media to maximize alumni storytelling, information sharing, recognition, and engagement.
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni in line with promotional activities.

Fellowship Promotion and Recruitment

  • In partnership with the Foundation and in coordination with other AF staff, develop and produce marketing tools and strategy to recruit US fellowship applicants.
  • Organize promotional events, participate in opportunity fairs and make presentations to educate and engage potential fellowship applicants.
  • Recruit speakers and represent AFAvH at career fairs and professional and promotional meetings throughout the US.
  • Develop partnerships with organizations that can assist with the promotion of the fellowship program. Maintain an up-to-date database of current and prospective promotional partners. Engage with partners regularly to build strong mutually supportive relationships and maximize partnership opportunities.
  • Respond to applicant inquiries, track and fulfill requests for information and applications.

Special Events and Publications

  • Support logistics and special materials for other key American Friends events, such as the triennial meetings of the German Chancellor Fellows.

Fundraising and Administrative Support

  • Prepare and manage solicitation of program alumni and friends; record and reconcile contributions; and ensure timely gift acknowledgement.
  • Assist with prospect research and grant writing.
  • As needed, assist with research, materials preparation or logistical support for special initiatives, outreach activities of the President, Board members, or alumni.
  • Provide general administrative support as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient management of the office and consistent high-quality, responsive support of the Board and other volunteer leaders.
  • Supervise and support the positive professional development of American Friends interns.
  • Participate in organizational planning and evaluation; provide regular progress updates and reports on initiatives and activities to ensure quality, flag challenges and achieve goals.

 

Job Requirements

  • BA required. Study in a field relevant to the work of the American Friends, German, communications, or nonprofit management a plus.
  • Functional German language skills and cultural fluency highly desired.
  • Authorization to work in the US without need for an employer-sponsored visa
  • One to two years of experience in coordinating special events or programs, writing and development of newsletters, features, proposals, or promotional materials, working with networks, and database management.
  • Excellent organizational abilities with sharp attention to details and logistics, keen sense of how individual activities support the institution’s larger goals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain a wide range of relationships and partnerships with professionalism and responsiveness.
  • Ability to work and contribute to a team and a flexible, “can do” attitude
  • Commitment to the mission of American Friends.

 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter addressed to our Chief of Operations describing your interest in the position, relevant experience, and qualifications; a resume; a one-to-two-page writing sample; and three references with contact information to jobs@americanfriends-of-avh.orgNo phone inquiries, please.

 

Deadline – September 18, 2016


06SEP - Research Assistant, NATO PA - Deadline: 16OCT

Organization Description

Since its creation in 1955, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly has provided a unique specialised forum for members of parliament from across the Atlantic Alliance to discuss and influence decisions on Alliance security. Through its work and activities, the Assembly facilitates parliamentary awareness and understanding of the key issues affecting the security of the Euro-Atlantic area, and supports national parliamentary oversight over defence and security. Crucially, it helps to strengthen the transatlantic relationship and the values which underpin the Alliance.   The Assembly is institutionally separate from NATO, but serves as an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of the NATO nations. It provides greater transparency of NATO policies, and fosters better understanding of the Alliance’s objectives and missions among legislators and citizens of the Alliance.

Since the end of the Cold War, the Assembly has assumed a new role by integrating into its work parliamentarians from countries seeking a closer association with NATO. Through this form of parliamentary diplomacy, the Assembly contributes to mutual understanding and to the strengthening of parliamentary democracy throughout the Euro-Atlantic region and beyond, thereby complementing and reinforcing NATO’s own programme of partnership and co-operation. 

Location – Brussels, Belgium

Job Description

The NATO Parliamentary Assembly employs ten research assistants every year to work as part of the policy team within the NATO PA International Secretariat in Brussels. The majority of these positions are given to candidates from NATO member countries. However, candidates from non-NATO members are also considered as part of the Loïc Bouvard Scholarship, which was created in tribute to Loïc Bouvard (France) who was President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1992-1994) and played a vital role in establishing partnerships with non-NATO member countries.

Among the ten research assistants who work each year, five start in January and finish in early June. The other five start in August and finish in late November/early December. Dates vary each year based on the NATO PA's yearly calendar.

Job Responsibilities

The research assistant's main task is to contribute, at the request of Committee Directors or Senior Management, to the research and writing necessary for the drafting of Assembly reports and other documents such as background information documents and drafts of speeches. Research assistants attend the parliamentary Sessions of the Assembly and are asked to assist in note taking and summary writing. As part of the larger NATO PA team, research assistants are occasionally asked to complete basic administrative tasks.

Job Requirements

Applications are assessed objectively and various factors are taken into account. The NATO PA looks at educational background as well as professional experience, including internships and other projects. Due to the changing nature of topics that the Assembly covers, the Assembly often looks for candidates that have specific experience in areas that compliment current research being conducted at the NATO PA. We also look for candidates that exhibit flexibility and are interested in conducting research on a wide range of topics. In addition, there is a need to reach a regional balance among candidates. It is, therefore, rare that two candidates of the same nationality are chosen for the same programme period.

Candidates must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in Political Sciences, International Relations or a related field. Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their degree as long as all requirements for their MA have been fully completed. Candidates still in the middle of their MA studies will not be considered. Experience in government or policy research institutions is a further asset.

Preference is given to candidates who have recently completed their Master’s degree.

The two official languages of the NATO PA are English and French. We are looking for candidates that are fluent in either or both languages. If French is your stronger language, please note that a high level of proficiency in English is also required for the position. If neither French nor English is a mother tongue, applicants should be prepared to demonstrate certified evidence of language skills upon request. Knowledge of another language(s) is a further plus.

How to Apply

Application Period

We are now accepting applications for the January 2017 Programme.

Application Deadline: 16 October 2016

Applications must be received by 11:59pm (CET) on 16 October 2016 in order to be considered for the position.

If you have already applied for the position in the past, you are welcome to re-apply. However, please note that we do not retain previously submitted applications; you must re-submit your application materials in adherence to the appropriate application deadline.

Next Recruitment Period

Recruitment for the August 2017 Programme will begin in the spring. Please check back for more information in March 2017 regarding these recruitment deadlines.

Applications

Applications should include:

1.A cover letter, explaining areas of interest and competence as well as availability

2.A curriculum vitae, clearly indicating nationality and language proficiency

3.A writing sample of no more than five pages on a topic relevant to the position (i.e. foreign policy, international relations, defence and security, etc.). Excerpts of longer pieces are acceptable. Any sources and/or citations may be included in addition to the 5-page sample.

4.Two letters of recommendation (academic or professional)

All applications must be submitted in either English or French.

All application materials must be gathered and sent together as one single PDF document, including letters of recommendation. If one of your references prefers to send their letter directly, they may do so, however please indicate this clearly in your application email.

Applications must contain all the above required documents to be considered for the research assistant programme. Please do not include any other supplementary documents. Incomplete applications will automatically be discarded.

Due to the large amount of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted and we ask that you do not send any additional emails.

Please note that the selection process can take up to six weeks. We will announce when the recruitment process is complete on the Research Assistant page of the NATO PA website.

Deadline  - October 16, 2016


20JUL - Regional Security Manager, Control Risks - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in political, integrity and security risk. We help some of the most influential organisations in the world to understand and manage the risks and opportunities of operating in complex or hostile environments.

Location – Dubai, UAE

Job Description

Opportunity has arisen for Regional Security Manager (Security Solutions) - Middle East, North-East and Southern Africa based in International SOS Office in Dubai.

The successful candidates will be responsible for driving business development and operational support to the International SOS and Control Risks distribution channels in order to drive customer satisfaction and profitable growth.

To be the subject matter expert on consultancy and training in the region, training the Regional Security Centre staff on best practice and the solutions, in addition to managing and delivering consultancy when required.
 
How to Apply

Please use the below email address to apply for this role: tss.recruitment@intlsos-cr.com

Deadline – N/A


17JUL - Assistant Program Officer, Cultural Vistas - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit exchange organization promoting global understanding and collaboration among individuals and institutions. We develop international professional experiences that create more informed, skilled, and engaged citizens. Our programs empower people to drive positive change in themselves, their organizations, and society.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

Assistant Program Officer supports and assists with the operations of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) through customer service, administrative, compliance, and program support efforts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • - Program Management and Support -
  • Assists in the design, planning, and implementation of multiple IVLP projects throughout the program year with necessary guidance.
  • Provides assistance with research and development of project logistics and program ideas.
  • Provides superior administrative support with regard to scheduling, preparing materials, and assisting with briefings/openings.
  • Conducts site visits to ensure partners meet program requirements.
  • Supports budget administration and overall timeline tracking.
  • Assist in program marketing and mass mailings of materials.
  • Takes proactive approach to improve business functions and workflow within department.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
  • - Client Relationship Management -
  • Provides direct and on-going relationship management through education, assistance, and proactive communication with program participants.
  • Provides superior customer service through phone/ e-mail/mail communications with internal and external stakeholders; including applicants, participants, U.S. companies, and immigration attorneys.
  • - Professional Development -
  • Develops and maintains an advanced knowledge of legal regulations, Cultural Vistas policies, and their applications.
  • Develops and maintains industry knowledge by seeking out educational workshops, classes and related publications.
  • Strong personal commitment to continual professional development.
  • Works in accordance with the mission, goals, values and strategic direction of Cultural Vistas.

Job Requirements

  • Skills and Abilities Required:
  • Advanced understanding of program management with ability to conduct site visits; project implementation; developing understanding of budget.
  • Ability to take accountability for multiple assignments / projects simultaneously, prioritize workload, organize, and make decisions in a deadline driven environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain proactive, flexible, inventive approach.
  • Possess commitment to professionalism and communicability.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to exhibit a collegial attitude and excel within a collaborative team working environment.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural environment and with people from diverse cultures and countries.
  • Strong personal commitment to continual professional development.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of Cultural Vistas.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
  • Computer Equipment and Software Experience Required:
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Suite products.
  • Education and Experience Required:
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; International Relations, Business, Education, or other related degree preferred.
  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of administrative, customer service, client relations management or program management experience required. Prior international and/or educational experience strongly preferred.
  • Physical Demands of Position:
  • Work on weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate outcomes and problem-solve.

Cultural Vistas is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

How to Apply

Apply at culturalvistas.hyrell.com.

Deadline – N/A


15JUN - Executive Assistant, Steven Gaffney Company - 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 – Washington DC

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

 

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
  • Have a Bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.
  • Preferred prior experience working in a consulting and/or small business setting

 

Deadline – N/A


05JUNE - External Relations Coordinator - American Turkish Society - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Society is America's oldest not-for-profit organization seeking to enhance economic, diplomatic, educational and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States.

The Society convenes leaders in government, business, and civil society to discuss and advance U.S.-Turkish relations; fosters understanding and cooperation between the two countries through education, cultural exchange, philanthropy, and networking; informs the American public about Turkey’s current affairs, economy, history, and society; presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture; and nurtures the next generation of leaders through its Young Society Leaders program.

Location – 1460 Broadway, Suite 10023, New York, NY

Job Description
The External Relations Coordinator reports to the Executive Director for External Relations and works closely with The Society's management, Program Coordinator, volunteers and interns. This position is responsible for carrying out daily administrative and external relations related tasks and projects.

Hours: Full-time with some evenings and weekend hours required.

Compensation: Competitive salary. Excellent benefits package consisting of a comprehensive health insurance including a vision/dental plan, 403 (b), generous paid vacation and optional Transit Check program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative support to ensure a focused and successful external relations program.
  • Assist in event planning, including catering, event logistics, VIP/speaker interface, invitation design and production, marketing and development of promotional materials.
  • Manage The Society's donor/prospect database and website.
  • Develop copy for marketing materials, including event announcements, membership and fundraising appeals, member e-newsletters and assist in managing targeted communications to the various audiences of the American Turkish Society.
  • Assist in implementing membership cultivation and retention initiatives.
  • Manage the organizational calendar in concert with the Program Coordinator, setting schedules and appointments, and arranging meetings including Board and committee meetings.
  • Prepare memos, correspondence, minutes, reports, data, and other materials related to The Society's special projects and the regular operation of the office. Perform other administrative and program duties as necessary.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.
  • Possess outstanding writing skills, as well as excellent communication and constituent relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken Turkish is essential.

How to Apply
Please e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to marie.stewart@americanturkishsociety.org for further consideration. Local inquiries only, please. Relocation expenses are not available.

Deadline – N/A


19MAY - Administrative Assistant, Heritage - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Heritage Foundation's mission is "to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense."  Within the Foundation and based on those principles, the principal objective of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy is to build, through research, publication, and other activities, the intellectual foundation for Heritage conservative public policies relating to national security and foreign policy. 

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Administrative Assistant, Foreign Policy and National Security, provides to the Vice President for the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy, administrative support, event management services, and research assistance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Administrative support for the Vice President including travel arrangements; managing calendar, expense reports and expense tracking; scheduling and special projects.
  • Administrative duties including: research support, screening calls, event invitations, and updating department database, as needed.
  • Organizes and arrange events, meetings, appointments, and compiling Heritage materials for internal events
  • Manage logistics of all Davis Institute public events
  • Assists in preparation of correspondence, remarks for speaking engagements, and department Quarterly reports
  • Train and supervise interns as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by Vice President.

Job Requirements

  • ·  Education:

B.A. or B.S.

  • ·  Experience:

1-2 years minimum of proven experience as an administrative assistant or in other secretarial position

  • ·  Skills:
  • Communication:
  • Competent writer, strong communication skills
  • Computer:
  • Microsoft Office XP, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint
  • Special Skills/Requirements:
  • Understand and support the Heritage vision for America and mission, and the department’s goals and objectives.

How to Apply

Apply at http://www.heritage.org/about/jobs/fulltime/administrative-assistant-for-the-davis-insitute

Deadline – N/A

 


17MAY - Program Specialist, Creative - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Program Specialist will provide day-to-day support to new business efforts focused on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that will span Europe and Eurasia, Africa, and the Middle East.  In addition, the position will require support to thought leadership within the CVE space and potentially backstopping projects during their implementation. The Program Specialist will work closely with program support staff, across Communities in Transition and within Creative, as well as with field team members. Opportunities will regularly surface that will require coordination and engagement with Creative’s partners in CVE.  Additionally, the Program Specialist will serve as a primary administrative backstop and contribute to technical aspects of program design and implementation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements administrative-related activities to support business development efforts, such as creating collaboration tools, preparing consultant agreements and payments, and developing marketing budgets for capture efforts;
  • Conducts research efforts in support of capture opportunities;
  • Participates in information gathering trips to provide support to the team, as needed;
  • Supports project backstopping efforts as required;
  • Supports a variety of routine Divisional activities as requested; and
  • Provides technical input across all divisions in Creative as they develop CVE relevant and specific tools and methodologies.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, in an area relevant to this employment opportunity such as political science or international relations;
  • 1-2 years of prior work experience;
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines; and
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft programs (excel, power point, MS project, etc).; and
  • Ability to travel internationally.

How to Apply

Apply at https://rew21.ultipro.com/CRE1010/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*0BD737889815C01D

Deadline – N/A


13MAY - Research Associate, National Security - CFR - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,900+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Location – 58 East 68th Street, New York, NY

Job Description
CFR’s David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country’s largest foreign policy think tanks, with a widely respected and influential research staff.  The Studies Program’s aim is to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

The Research Associate will report to a Senior Fellow in national security.

Job Responsibilities

  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material, under the direction of the fellow
  • Tracking news and data sources
  • Coordinating events, including preparing invitations, travel arrangements, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
  • Managing budgets, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information and writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed
  • Provide support across departmental lines and for other fellows, upon request

Job Requirements

  • Degree in History, International Relations or a related field, with a focus on national security; demonstrated high academic credentials
  • Advanced degree a plus
  • 1+ years related internship and administrative experience
  • Excellent research skills and experience; experience with archival research a plus
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to effectively proofread and edit
  • Highly organized with the proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, and the Internet
  • Foreign language fluency a plus

How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at humanresources@cfr.org.  PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. 

Deadline – N/A


07MAY - Project Associate - NCAFP - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) was founded in 1974 by Professor Hans J. Morgenthau and others. It is a nonprofit policy organization dedicated to the resolution of conflicts that threaten U.S. interests. Toward that end, the NCAFP identifies, articulates, and helps advance American foreign policy interests from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism.

For more information on the NCAFP is available at www.ncafp.org.

Location – 320 Park Ave, New York, NY 10022

Job Description
The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP) is seeking a full-time Project Associate for an immediate start. The Project Associate will assist in grant writing, research and event planning/coordination, and will report directly to the President of the NCAFP.

The position begins in June 2016.  No relocation benefits are available. The NCAFP offers a comprehensive benefits package, including employer-paid medical, vision and dental insurance, in addition to three weeks of annual leave.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing proposals to grant-making organizations; outreach to the business community and other philanthropic entities in support of NCAFP programs.
  • Assist in the organization of programs, conferences and Track II meetings hosted by the NCAFP, including all aspects of event planning: identifying participants, preparing agendas and other documents, note-taking, travel/accommodation arrangement, and day-of-event logistics.
  • Assist in all aspects of the planning and execution of periodic evening public events.
  • Flexibility to engage in other ad-hoc tasks associated with a dynamic office environment.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in International Relations or a related field; advanced degree desirable.
  • 1-2 years of experience in development and/or events planning in the nonprofit sector.
    • Strong preference given to candidates with grant and proposal-writing experience.
  • Working knowledge of international relations and U.S. foreign policy; knowledge of U.S.-Russian relations and/or the Middle East helpful.
  • Strong writing, communications, research, organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the NCAFP team.
  • Energetic outgoing personality and entrepreneurial spirit highly desirable.
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work.
  • Significant level of tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with internal and external contacts.
  • Applicants for this position must be immediately available for employment and possess current US work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references in one document to contact@ncafp.org with “NCAFP Project Associate” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.   Regrettably, because of the large number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline – N/A


06MAY - Research Associate, James Martin Center - Deadline: N/A

Job Description

Under the general direction of a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, DC office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Research Associate will collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of threat reduction programs. This is a full-time, term-limited staff position, running from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Renewal of position is contingent on funding.

Location – Washington DC

Job Responsibilities

Conduct research using internet databases and other sources to collect and analyze data that documents the status of countries regarding the security and security culture surrounding high security-risk nuclear, biological, and chemical materials and facilities.
Gather, under the direction of a Senior Research Associate, data about the security culture of nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries by interviewing individuals who have worked extensively with nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries.
Ensure that all data collected is recorded, coded, and organized in databases that can be queried by category of metric, individual metrics, discipline, and country.
Assist in preparing report graphics, prose, and briefings that present the data and analysis on the effectiveness of nuclear, biological, and chemical projects within each country and comparatively across countries, disciplines, and years.
Contribution to other research and outreach activities of CNS, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education

• M.A. in international policy studies, political science, economics, statistics, or related field or a B.A. with equivalent experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills to support the conduct of interviews, including cultural awareness.
• Foreign language skills, in particular in Arabic, strongly preferred.
• Well-honed analysis and writing skills.
• Excellent research skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and formula writing to assist in data coding and ability to use data visualization software is desirable.
• Knowledge of surveys, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology preferred.

Experience

• At least one of the following is required: previous experience working on or researching nonproliferation issues in non-profit organizations or in government, experience with interview-based research, monitoring and evaluation experience, or ability to apply statistical methods to quantitative data.
• General knowledge of other nonproliferation initiatives (e.g., United Nations Security Council 1540) and nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation treaties preferred.
• Experience living and working outside the United States a plus.

Physical Demands

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Position requires light to moderate physical effort, the ability to travel domestically by plane, a driver’s license suitable for domestic US driving, and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

 

How to Apply

Apply at https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/13218

Deadline – N/A


06MAY - Research Associate, James Martin Center - Deadline: N/A

Job Description

Under the general direction of a Senior Research Associate in the Washington, DC office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, the Research Associate will collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of threat reduction programs. This is a full-time, term-limited staff position, running from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Renewal of position is contingent on funding.

Location – Washington DC

Job Responsibilities

Conduct research using internet databases and other sources to collect and analyze data that documents the status of countries regarding the security and security culture surrounding high security-risk nuclear, biological, and chemical materials and facilities.
• Gather, under the direction of a Senior Research Associate, data about the security culture of nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries by interviewing individuals who have worked extensively with nuclear, biological, and chemical facilities in select countries.
• Ensure that all data collected is recorded, coded, and organized in databases that can be queried by category of metric, individual metrics, discipline, and country.
• Assist in preparing report graphics, prose, and briefings that present the data and analysis on the effectiveness of nuclear, biological, and chemical projects within each country and comparatively across countries, disciplines, and years.
• Contribution to other research and outreach activities of CNS, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education

M.A. in international policy studies, political science, economics, statistics, or related field or a B.A. with equivalent experience is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Excellent interpersonal skills to support the conduct of interviews, including cultural awareness.
• Foreign language skills, in particular in Arabic, French, and/or Portuguese strongly preferred.
• Well-honed analysis and writing skills.
• Excellent research skills.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and formula writing to assist in data coding and ability to use data visualization software is desirable.
• Knowledge of surveys, quantitative and/or qualitative methodology preferred.

Experience

• At least one of the following is required: previous experience working on or researching nonproliferation issues in non-profit organizations or in government, experience with interview-based research, monitoring and evaluation experience, or ability to apply statistical methods to quantitative data.
• General knowledge of other nonproliferation initiatives (e.g., United Nations Security Council 1540) and nuclear, biological, and chemical arms control and nonproliferation treaties preferred.
• Experience living and working outside the United States a plus.

Physical Demands

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.

Position requires light to moderate physical effort, the ability to travel domestically by plane, a driver’s license suitable for domestic US driving, and the ability to work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.

How to Apply

Apply at https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/13222

Deadline – N/A


01MAY - Program Assistant - World Connect - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
World Connect is a U.S. based non-profit organization working internationally to promote development by launching grassroots projects that improve health, the environment, and economic and educational opportunity for women and children in developing countries. World Connect promotes global citizenship at home by engaging young Americans in raising awareness and funds for its international projects, cultivating the next generation of service-minded Americans. World Connect has launched over 1,000 projects in 25 countries that have impacted more than 100,000 individuals worldwide.

Location – 6 Barclay Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10007

Job Description
The Program Assistant will support the launch, management, monitoring and evaluation, and communications around World Connect's international project portfolio. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of international issues, project management skills, and experience with WordPress and social media platforms.

Job Responsibilities
International Project Development and Implementation Support:

  • Process grant applications and support the review and evaluation of grant applications and project pitches
  • Routinely process and review progress and final project reports and report on results to internal and external audiences
  • Maintain regular correspondence with project partners around the world and respond to inquiries received regarding new project development
  • Provide technical assistance and support for project leaders and their partner agencies around the world
  • Prepare and publish content on projects for World Connect's website, social media, and email newsletters
  • Manage the organization's project management database
  • Collect and analyze international project data and prepare for use in promotional materials, publications, and other reports
  • Speak at events on behalf of the organization
  • Reach out to new constituencies to cultivate new collaborations and partnerships

Support for General Organization Administration:

  • Support organizational fundraising activities by conducting donor research and supporting the development of grant proposals and solicitations, as needed
  • Support website content development, social media content development, and keep a finger on the pulse of relevant literature, articles, events, conferences, and trending news related to World Connect's spheres of activity, as needed
  • Support World Connect's outreach, engagement, and Kids Connect activities, as needed
  • Other tasks, as assigned

Job Requirements
The Program Assistant will be mission-driven, team oriented and have a can-do approach in supporting the growth of an innovative non-profit organization in a variety of ways. Candidates should possess excellent analytical skills, have strong planning and project management skills, excellent time management skills, interpersonal skills, and be dedicated to helping promote global development.

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Language skills a plus and experience with international issues important
  • Excellent word processing, web research, and technical skills required
  • Experience with WordPress, MailChimp, HTML coding, and video editing a plus
  • Team spirit a must!

How to Apply
To apply please send resume and cover letter to hr@worldconnect-us.org. Please indicate "Program Assistant_Your Name" in subject line.

Deadline – N/A


17APR - Program Assistant - Environmental Defense Fund - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description
With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. This leading green group, with programs from Boston to Beijing, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents and contributions, where innovation and a focus on results are a way of life.

Location – 257 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010

Job Description
EDF has been working in China for over two decades. EDF's current goals are to help China bend the upward trajectory of its greenhouse gas emissions while addressing major health issues and lifting large numbers of rural Chinese out of poverty. To this end, in collaboration with the Chinese government, industries and individuals, our work focuses on three major initiatives: establish an effective system for managing greenhouse gas emissions that includes a rigorous cap on carbon emissions implemented through emissions trading systems, potentially combined with taxes, subsidies, and command-and-control policies; accelerate renewables and other cleaner alternatives to coal; and slow the growth of energy demand, which can be achieved by finding ways to green the supply chain and promote energy efficiency, demand-side management, and low-carbon urban development.

Reporting to the China Program’s Business Manager in New York, the Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Vice President and other members of the China Program management team in the U.S., as well as providing administrative and programmatic support to a broad range of initiatives of the China Program.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle travel arrangement for the Vice President, other members of the management team, consultants, and visitors.
  • Process expense reports for the Vice President, other members of the management team, and consultants when needs arise.
  • Help manage Vice President’s calendar and schedule business and internal meetings.
  • Facilitate and process invoices and contracts requiring Business Manager or other senior executives’ approval.
  • Assist meeting preparation including creating agendas and gathering background information and other meeting materials.
  • Book conference space, organize meetings and arrange logistics with internal programs as well as outside parties.
  • Provide administrative support including faxing, copying, note-taking, and document and presentation preparation.
  • Proofread, edit, and facilitate program-wide documents and reports requiring multiple managers input when needs arise.
  • Professionally handle confidential information.
  • Act as liaison with other internal departments/programs and outside organizations as directed.
  • Act as the point person for day-to-day program administrative affairs
  • Maintain China Program's online filing system.
  • Translate receipts and expense items; code receipts, disbursements and journal entries as directed.
  • Investigate discrepancies between expense data and receipts
  • Draft, proofread, edit, and facilitate program-wide documents and reports requiring multiple managers input.
  • Keep informed about major projects; learn and stay abreast of current priorities as they relate to the managers' goals and strategies.
  • Assist with producing Ad-Hoc reports as directed.
  • Provide support for research as directed.

Job Requirements

  • Prior experience supporting a senior-level manager preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Extremely well-organized and detail-oriented with a commitment to excellence.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint Ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent judgment and discretion.
  • Ability to focus, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture.
  • Speaking and written proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues and/or policy is a plus.
  • Willingness and flexibility to accommodate different global time zones.

How to Apply
Please apply online at http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/environmental-defense-fund/job/oOVB2fw6/apply.

Deadline – N/A


11APR - Information Analyst, Dentons - Deadline: N/A

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Organization Description

Dentons is the world's first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the Firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world's largest law firm, Dentons' global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries.

Location: Washington, DC

Position Description

The firm is currently recruiting for an Information Analyst for our Washington, DC office. Under the guidance of a senior analyst, the Information Analyst will handle various responsibilities in an international law firm, interact with clients and develop professional relationships.

Position Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in preparing daily news services and monitoring USG releases and briefings.
  • Attend policy discussions and congressional hearings and draft analysis and commentary.
  • Regular interaction with clients to assess needs, provide support and develop new business opportunities.
  • Conduct research related to due diligence projects.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Eligibility and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science or a relevant field.
  • Experience analyzing issues pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail, initiative and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Experience on Capitol Hill desired but not required.
  • Flexibility for overtime. 

How to Apply

Apply online at http://www.dentons.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-united-states/business-services-in-the-united-states/2016/april/information-analyst-washington-dc

Deadline: N/A


06APR - Sales Associate, Cipher - Deadline: N/A

Organization Description

The Cipher is a premiere, online national and global security content platform that facilitates meaningful dialogue between business and national security experts. By utilizing a diverse team of world-renowned experts and advanced technologies, The Cipher provides actionable information on national and global security issues like critical infrastructure, cyber and nation state policies, just to name a few. In sum, The Cipher will become the essential tool for risk management. It will change the way businesses and organizations think about security.

Location – Washington DC

Job Description

The Sales-Sponsorship Associate will be responsible for supporting the Director of Sponsor Engagement on all marketing, sales and sponsorship initiatives.  This position will assist with company research, contact management, event management, marketing writing, and social media strategy.  This individual should be prepared to work in a fast-paced, start up environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of sales and marketing.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Sponsor Engagement’s sales and marketing efforts 
  • Provide support to The Cipher Brief’s events
  • ID target companies with The Cipher Brief product and sponsor programs
  • Build TCB information and contact databases
  • Research Business Development opportunities

Job Requirements

  • Recent university graduate
  • Strong computer (specifically Microsoft Suite) skills and ability to be a quick study on new software required; familiarity with Mailchimp and Insightly preferred
  • Experience with Social Media
  • Interest in the security space is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Solid organizational abilities
  • Individual initiative and flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to represent The Cipher Brief

How to Apply

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

Deadline – N/A