Thursday, July 30, 2015

Transatlantic Security Program Assistant Position with the Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council is seeking a talented, dynamic program assistant with a passion for the future of NATO and transatlantic and European security to assist with the execution and development of projects and programs in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. 
The program assistant will report primarily to the director of the Scowcroft Center, working closely with the Center’s senior fellows, deputy director, and associate director for the Transatlantic Security Initiative. She or he will assist in the Council’s robust programming on transatlantic security and NATO. She/he will play a central role in developing and organizing program initiatives and activities including: high-level speaker series, policy workshops, conferences, strategy sessions, task forces, foreign travel, and other initiatives.
The Program Assistant will play a strong role in managing and executing the logistics and administrative duties of the Council’s work on NATO and transatlantic security and collaborating with other Atlantic Council programs and centers. She or he will have experience in organizing events and project management, and will possess a demonstrated background and interest in transatlantic security and national and international security more broadly. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge and understanding of critical issues in transatlantic security and defense as well as US security interests in Europe and will be able to work on a diverse range of issues in a team environment. 
The ideal candidate will show strong attention to detail, communicate clearly and effectively, will work well individually and as an integral part of a cohesive team, and will have excellent writing skills. Candidates should be well-organized and able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. She or he must work well with senior officials, as well as program interns, and must work well and collaborate closely with interlocutors from abroad.
The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security provides thought leadership on NATO and transatlantic security, defense, Strategic Foresight, Cyber Statecraft, and critical regional issues such as Middle East peace and security and Asian security.
Responsibilities:
  • Support all aspects of program development and implementation
  • Execute logistical planning for events
  • Perform administrative duties
  • Edit and manage publications
  • Perform research and writing tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in International Affairs or related subject required
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Strong interest in and familiarity with European security and defense
  • Event planning and administrative experience
  • Proactive nature and ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Superior writing skills