Thursday, April 14, 2016

Entry-Level Research Associate Position, Middle Eastern Studies with the Council on Foreign Relations

The Research Associate will work under the direction of the senior fellow whose work focuses on the Middle East and on democracy promotion.
The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing administrative support to the fellow, including handling correspondence and scheduling, and requests for information or interviews
  • Researching specific areas for op-eds, articles, blog posts, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Tracking news, significant analyses of Middle Eastern politics and of global democracy and human rights issues, and other data sources
  • Assisting with the proofreading and editing of articles, book chapters, and other written material
  • 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
  • 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
  • Supporting other Fellows and departments, upon request
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, and/or Middle Eastern Studies with high academic achievement
  • Fluency in either Hebrew or Arabic preferred
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and high attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and Internet research
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
  • Experience living in Israel and/or the Arab world strongly preferred
  • 1+ year(s) related administrative and/or internship experience preferred; experience coordinating events strongly preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Learn more and apply here.