Friday, August 19, 2016

Research Program Assistant Position in Nuclear Security Consensus at GWU for Recent Grad

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs Nuclear Security Working Group (NSWG) works behind-the-scenes to promote bipartisan consensus on nuclear issues and provide policymakers and the NGO community with the expertise it needs to make informed decisions on issues ranging from U.S.-Russia nuclear cooperation to Iran’s nuclear program. The NSWG’s leadership is comprised of foreign policy experts from the Executive and Legislative branches of government, as well as active and retired military officials and leading scholars in the field of nuclear security.

We currently seek a Research Program Assistant to support a research project in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. The Assistant has full time responsibility for managing the elements of the research project (Towards a Comprehensive Bipartisan Nuclear Security Consensus), including event planning and execution, communications with working group members, preparation of meeting materials and logistics and support to the Principal Investigator (PI). Responsibilities include:

• Provides day-to-day programmatic and operational activities, as well as manages budget and grant expenditures/reimbursements.
• Organizes and promotes events, travel, meetings and conferences.
• Assists with the implementation and administration of the research project.
• Liaises with other departments and/or the general public on various programmatic issues.
• Assists with research and writing.
• Maintains and updates website.
• Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

• Master’s degree in International Affairs is preferred although not required.
• Prior experience working on projects related to nuclear security issues to inform the ability to understand proceedings and contribute to drafting meeting minutes, summaries and reports.
• Experience planning and coordinating events including familiarity with project management tools 
• Experience with website management
• Prior experience in an educational environment and with senior military and congressional officials 
• Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
• Familiarity with database management, word processing, Excel and PowerPoint
• Strong teamwork skills

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