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July 29, 2013

Research Associate, Middle East-Council on Foreign Relations, Washington DC


Title: Research Associate, Middle East
Location: Washington, D.C. Office

Salary: Based on education and experience

CFR's David Rockefeller Studies Program is one of the country's largest foreign policy think tanks with a widely respected and influential research staff. The Studies Program aims to advance the discussion of American foreign policy and international affairs through its writing, publications, public outreach, and discussions.

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, handling correspondence, scheduling, and responding to requests for information
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 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
Managing social media and other digital tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science and/or Middle Eastern Studies with high academic credentials
Knowledge of Hebrew or Arabic preferred, but not required
Strong organizational, and program planning skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
1+ years related administrative experience desirable
Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 4,700+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume, cover letter, and a copy of their last fitness report, evaluation report, or performance report to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Posted: July 2013

Posted by sjadrich at July 29, 2013 03:30 PM


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