Thursday, May 19, 2016

Program Coordinator - Global Food Security Project for Recent Grad

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. 
CSIS is seeking a highly motivated Project Coordinator for the Global Food Security Project.  The project provides long-term, strategic guidance to policy makers to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs are efficient, effective, and sustainable. The project studies and highlights the impact of global food security on critical U.S. strategic interests, such as political stability and economic prosperity, through desk and field research, analytic publications, and public and private events.
The Project Coordinator will provide overall administrative support to the project team, responsible for assisting in the successful coordination of all aspects of the project. Responsibilities cross all project components, including project organization, correspondence, and administrative support.
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Plans and supports event logistics for public and private meetings, panel discussions, and conferences;
  • Updates web content to reflect project developments;
  • Help to establish and support relationships with Congressional, private sector, NGO, and academic stakeholders;
  • Maintains information files and Salesforce database;
  • Prepares, edits, and distributes written materials including conference and meeting materials, commentaries and articles, correspondence, etc.;
  • Designs and implements social media outreach plans, primarily on Twitter;
  • Provides general administrative support for project staff, including expense reports, arranging travel and accommodations for project staff, scheduling project staff, etc.


B.A. in relevant field (international development/affairs, agricultural economics) and one to two years related administrative experience required. Interest in agricultural development, food security, and food and nutrition security necessary, work experience in related areas a plus. Must possess strong analytic and communication skills including the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public.  Ability to write, think, and operate independently. Experience with and knowledge of internal CSIS processes and procedures is a plus. 
  • Strong analytic and communication skills;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented office;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment;
  • Excellent organizational skills and high attention to detail;
  • Ability to be proactive in a fast-paced office;
  • Strong research and writing ability.

Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and college transcript at