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June 12, 2013

Program Assistant, Cyber

Job ID: BSC-PA-CY2013
Position Type: Full-Time Regular
Location: Washington, DC
Minimum Experience: 2 Years
Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree


Job Description:

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, and communicator for the position of Program Assistant for the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. As Program Assistant in the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, he/she will play a central role in developing and organizing activities including high-level speaker series, policy workshops, conferences, strategy sessions, task forces, coordinating and drafting publications, and other projects.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of building a new and rapidly growing program. The candidate should preferably possess a solid understanding of the international aspects and context of cyber policy through professional experience and academic work. The position requires a strong record of organizing programs and events, excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistical aspects of the initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

•Assume lead responsibility in organizing Council events, including workshops and conferences; liaise with office of external relations and other programs to ensure successful execution of and publicity for Atlantic Council cyber programming and events; provide support to senior Atlantic Council staff, coordinate travel arrangements, and prepare substantive briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for Council trips abroad.
•Perform program administration and development: work with director and senior Council leadership to develop projects, identify funding opportunities, write proposals, and develop high-impact dissemination strategies for work products.
•Leadership: train, delegate activities to, and provide guidance for initiative interns.

About the Cyber Statecraft Initiative

The Cyber Statecraft Initiative, under the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, shapes and influences the debate on international competition, cooperation, and conflict in cyberspace. By facilitating dialogue, critical analysis, and policy-relevant programming on the greatest cyber security challenges facing the United States, the transatlantic community, and our global partners, the Initiative builds on its deep network of experts and practitioners in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere to inform policy and introduce ideas into the public debate. The Initiative achieves this through publishing novel concepts and ideas, providing a public speaking platform for leaders in international security, briefing policymakers in private strategy sessions, and hosting conferences and working groups. The Initiative focuses in particular on the following issues:

•Bringing together nations to improve cooperation and determine how best to manage competition and conflict in cyberspace.
•Bridging the gaps between technologists and national security policy specialists to solve some of today’s most pressing problems like cyber-crime, cyber-espionage and cyber-war.
•Thinking deeply about our cyber past and future as well as lessons for the present.
•Nurturing the next generation of cyber policymakers.
•Using the Atlantic Council’s role as a transatlantic bridge to build consensus, with a special focus on NATO.

The position is located in Washington, DC. To apply, please upload your resume, cover letter and writing sample at www.acus.org/about/employment-internships.

Bachelor’s degree or higher, in cyber security, cyber policy, national security, international relations, strategic studies, public policy, or other relevant fields.
•Experience in project and program management a strong plus. Proven expertise and interest in cyber issues and international security and relations. Relevant work experience strongly preferred.
•Excellent English writing, organizational, and administrative skills.
•Superb interpersonal skills; must be able to work well with both interns and senior officials.

Posted by sjadrich at June 12, 2013 10:59 AM


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