August 26, 2013

Grants Associate, HIV/AIDS/TB Global Program, PATH

https://path.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=299977&company_id=15780&version=1&jobBoardId=1112

Grants Associate, HIV/AIDS/TB Global Program
Tracking Code
5715
Job Description
PATH is an international nonprofit organization that transforms global health through innovation. We take an entrepreneurial approach to developing and delivering high-impact, low-cost solutions, from lifesaving vaccines and devices to collaborative programs with communities. Through our work in more than 70 countries, PATH and our partners empower people to achieve their full potential.

We are currently seeking a Grants Associate. Working under the guidance of a Senior Project Administrator (PADM) and Senior Program Manager in the PATH Washington, DC office, the Grants Associate will support the grants management aspects of project activities for a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded integrated HIV project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This is a part-time position at 60% LOE with pro-rated benefits; it has a tentative end date of June, 2014.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

Perform general administrative duties including but not limited to formatting, editing and proofreading draft agreements, routing documents for signatures as needed and preparing cover letters
Support/Assist in the development and preparation of new awards and amendments to existing awards.
Review and process grantee quarterly financial reports, and process advance requests tied to approved financial reports
Work closely with the in-country Grants team on cradle-to-grave grant-related tasks, including drafting and maintaining grants tracking tool/s.
Liaise with PATH’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to ensure that all grants-related approvals are in place before grants or grant amendments are signed
Maintain grants filing system, including liaising with OSP to ensure that all grants-related approvals and other documentation are up-to-date and on file.
Provide regularly scheduled grant status updates to COP, PADM and Senior Program Manager
Troubleshoot assigned issues to resolution in a proactive way

Required Skills

Knowledge of USAID contracts and grants management requirements.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment with program and technical staff.
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Well-organized and detail-oriented with good follow-through.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word and Excel.
Familiarity with grant budgeting
French language capabilities a plus

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree preferred but a minimum of an Associate’s degree is required. A minimum of two years’ experience in grants/administrative functions. Demonstrated experience of working on USAID- supported projects in a grants/administrative capacity.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Job Location
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Position Type
Part-Time

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August 21, 2013

South Asia Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator, University of Chicago

https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=592500

The University of Chicago's Southern Asia strength is built around two related bodies: a federally-funded Title VI South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC), and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) made up of faculty across the University who share teaching and research interests in Southern Asia.

The focus of COSAS, which is supported through a University endowment, is to support and implement faculty and student academic and research projects that broadly encompass the study of South and Southeast Asia.

SALAC is designated as a South Asia National Resource Center (NRC), supported by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

SALAC and COSAS work to enhance opportunities available to scholars both in the United States and in South and Southeast Asia and to foster intellectual and scholarly communication and inter-disciplinary collaboration among the students and faculty at the University of Chicago and the wider Chicago and Southern Asian Studies communities. To these ends SALAC and COSAS sponsor a variety of activities including colloquia, workshops, conferences, public lectures, film series, cultural events, and other programs that promote understanding of the cultures and societies of South and Southeast Asia.

Unit Job Summary

South Asia Outreach and Campus Program Coordinator: Supports the work of two related bodies: The Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS) and the South Asia Language and Area Center (SALAC) at the University of Chicago. Reports to, and works closely with, the Associate Director for the Committee on Southern Asia Studies and the South Asia Language and Area Center.

Plan and implement South Asia Outreach Educational Project programming and projects as defined in the South Asia Language and Area Center's USED Title VI grant. Primary responsibilities include planning and implementing workshops and conferences for K-12 teachers, as well as for the general public; preparing, publishing and mailing a semi-annual Center newsletter; managing an email-based public informational listserv; developing and updating resource materials for the Center's web site; overseeing and developing the collection in the Center's film/DVD lending library; coordinating specials projects in public education upon request; and working with other cultural, educational, and community organizations interested in developing their South Asia events and programming.

Coordinate campus-based workshops and conferences initiated by University faculty members and students; planning for, and setting up campus exhibits related to COSAS; coordinating a weekly tea for students and faculty members; and assisting faculty members as requested with other campus-based projects. Program planning and implementation for both areas is frequently done in cooperation with outside educational and cultural organizations and with other University centers and offices including, among others, the Center for International Studies, other Title VI Language and Area Centers and the University of Chicago International House.

This is a benefits eligible, part-time, 22.5-hour position.

Education:
Bachelor's degree required. Master of Arts degree preferred.

Experience:
At minimum, one year of experience with a not-for-profit organization required.

Competencies:

Knowledge of the South Asia region or a background in South Asian studies required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required.
Proficiency with the internet and a variety of internet search tools required.
Ability to interact positively and collaboratively with a varied set of individuals required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends required
Willingness and ability to initiate and implement ideas independently required.
Excellent writing, editing skills, and communication skills required.

Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop or other graphic design program preferred.
Knowledge and prior use of Dreamweaver preferred.
Ability to maintain web pages preferred.
A background in education, curriculum development, or program planning preferred.
Familiarity with the University and the city of Chicago preferred.

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Associate Washington Representative, Sierra Club

https://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH15/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=1&rid=326&source=Indeed

Job Title: Associate Washington Representative

Department: Conservation/Washington, D.C.

Reports To: Director of International Climate Programs

Context: Carries out the strategies and activities for assigned legislative campaigns and activities on behalf of the federal policy team with the International Climate Campaign and Population Program. Participates in the development of strategies and priorities with the broader environmental community and our public health, labor and faith partners.

Scope: The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Washington federal policy staff and volunteer leaders who work on International Climate and Population oriented issues at the Sierra Club.

The Associate Washington Representative helps to design and implement campaign strategies for the Club's Federal Policy Program. Creates materials for use in public policy and outreach and education campaigns. Represents the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, and other organizations. Travels occasionally to lobby, participate in Chapter and Group activities, and coordinate and train volunteer leaders.

Job Activities:

Represents the Sierra Club to legislatures, government officials, other environmental groups, news media, and the public by participating in meetings, public speaking, and establishing and maintaining contacts.
Analyzes fossil fuel related issues. Develops educational and campaign materials and training as needed to coalition partners, volunteer leaders on environmental quality issues. This may include writing and/or editing conservation alerts, fact sheets, letters to policy makers, Sierra and Planet newsletter articles and other grassroots outreach and media documents as needed.
Supports, motivates and encourages grassroots conservation campaign activities by providing guidance and information to activists in Club structure, volunteer development and organization.
Seeks outs and develops contacts in agencies, organizations and legislative bodies to further Club objectives.
Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.

Knowledge & Skills:

-- B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political Science, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of experience, skills and education.

-- 1‑2 years experience in the environmental field that includes research and campaign organizing, press relations and public speaking.

-- Good written and oral communication skills.

-- Prior experience and ability in writing training information and materials.

-- Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process.

-- Demonstrated ability and effectiveness working with volunteers.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit and is subject to the terms and conditions of the contract between Sierra Club and John Muir Local.

The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan. This is a category 5 exempt position.

Sierra Club is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.

*If you are applying for more than one position with us, please attach your job-specific cover letters in the 'Attachments' section.

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Program Officer, Jhpiego-Washington DC

https://jobs-jhpiego.icims.com/jobs/1836/program-officer/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com

Overview:

As multi-country point person for MCHIP-FP, the Program Officer will support the management of core-funded activities, programs and publications as well as support one field-funded country program. Tasks will include program development, finance, work plan development and presentation, research design and protocol development, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, business development, materials development, knowledge management, and responding to the MCHIP-FP Team Leader, the MCHIP EMT, and country staff requests. The MCHIP-FP team works collaboratively to provide top-notch technical assistance to MCHIP country programs and to provide global leadership and innovations in family planning.

Responsibilities:

Provide programmatic leadership when there is limited field staff
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and donors in country, region or worldwide
In collaboration with field staff, ensure necessary program planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
Work collaboratively to ensure that resources for program implementation are available to the home office team and to the field
Participate in and lead, as needed, monitoring of activities and awards
In collaboration with financial staff, prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets
Contribute to the Program Learning agenda, through design and implementation of program learning research, the documentation of activities and results, and the writing of synthesis publications
Provide guidance to program staff supporting MCHIP-FP programs
Facilitate the work of Jhpiego consultants and MCHIP-FP partners in country activities
Represent Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP in professional circles through meetings, conferences and presentations
Advocate on behalf of Jhpiego and MCHIP-FP with partners
Comply with Jhpiego and JHU operational policies and regulations
Identify and inform MCHIP-FP Team Leader, field-based technical advisors technical and Country Directors of successes, challenges and lessons learned
Ensure global staff is included in sharing of information and knowledge and that flow of information is south to north as well as north to south; participate in Global Program Office forums and discussions
Upload documents onto JHPIEGO knowledge management sites (e.g., external site, BD Tracker, my.Jhpiego) and external sites and partners (eg. Toolkits, ReprolinePlus, RH Gateway, World Bank’s Development Gateway)
Identify opportunities for new business and sources of funding
In coordination with MCHIP-FP Team Leader, contribute to proposal management, design, writing, and editing, as needed

Required Qualifications:

MA in public health or related field with 3+ years managing international family planning/reproductive health programs
In depth knowledge the global health program development field, particularly family planning and reproductive health
Experience with USAID-funded reproductive health programs
Extensive experience in the development of strategic and tactical plans in cooperation with others who represent a wide range of interests and needs
Comprehensive understanding of current global health funding priorities and players
Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation
Skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to travel independently in new environments
Appreciates socio-cultural differences in countries
Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups in a developing country environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient oral and written French or Portuguese language skills
2+ years field based experience

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Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package including: medical and dental plans; paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; personal accident insurance; 403(b) retirement plan; life and disability insurance; travel insurance; education assistance plan and more.

Note: The successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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August 13, 2013

Program Representative III, UCLA

https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1376410573029

Serve as the Administrator for the International Institute's Center for Korean Studies (CKS). Responsible for program development, office management, contract and grant administration, outreach and fundraising activities and budgetary oversight. Assist the CKS Director in developing long-term academic plans for the Center. Manage office and coordinate daily operations. Represent Director in meetings with Korea Foundation, delegations of visitors from Korean Universities, International Institute, and administrators of other campus offices. Conceptualize and design the format and text of Center promotional materials. Oversee major functions of travel, the Center's Visiting Scholar program, and conference coordination. Hire, train and supervise one or more work-study employees. Prepare Center's annual administrative budget, including specific portions of grants, private foundation, gift, endowment and general funds. Research and compile information for grant proposals. Analyze proposed projects costs and develop final budgets. Serve as liaison with the Korean Consulate, universities, community groups, other campus units, the media, and distinguished visitors of the Center. Plan workshops, seminars, conferences, and other special events in conjunction with the Director. Design master calendar of all center activities.

Qualifications:

Skill in planning, preparation, and administration of budgets with multiple fund sources.

Demonstrated working knowledge of contract and grant practices and procedures.

Strong oral communications skills to obtain and convey information clearly and to interact with individuals at various levels professionally and diplomatically.

Demonstrated organizational skills to research and compile information for grant proposals, reports, and databases.

Ability to design strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of donor prospects that are appropriate to the prospect, to the Center, and to UCLA as an institution of higher learning.

Highly developed writing skills for preparing contract and grant proposals, correspondence, reports, and other documents.

Ability to work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and to encourage them to take actions and/or make decisions which are appropriate.

Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with faculty and staff as well as high-level University administrators, Government officials, U.S. and foreign educational leaders, funding agency personnel, and private donors.

Demonstrated ability to facilitate and coordinate planning efforts from conceptual through implementation phases.

Cultural sensitivity to manage working relations with collaborating institutions in Asia, particularly Korea.

Bilingual verbal and writing skills in Korean and English to compose reports, correspondence, and proposals, and to translate from English-Korean and vice versa.

Interpersonal skills to relate effectively, invoking appropriate protocol, to a broad range of foreign dignitaries from Asian countries, particularly Korea, including academicians, government and funding agency officials and donors.

Demonstrated skill in public speaking and ability to make oral group presentations.

Skill in operating personal computers utilizing Windows in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

Ability to supervise one or more clerical employees.

General knowledge of educational systems, institutions, protocol, and cultural practices in Korea.

Working knowledge of university administrative policies, procedures, and research resources.

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Advocacy Associate-Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, Washington, DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34tn6PjGH74bD/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) is a non-profit organization that seeks to foster awareness of and support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain by advocating for the rights of the Bahraini people to key actors within the US government, the international community, and the general public.

The Advocacy Associate plays an active role in developing ADHRB's advocacy initiatives and strategies aimed at advancing human rights and democracy in Bahrain. This position reports to the Director of Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

Serve as primary point of contact for NGOs and think tanks, and represent ADHRB at coalition meetings, conferences, and events
Develop and strengthen relationships with the NGO and think tank community
Develop and execute coordinated NGO advocacy campaigns
Research, analyze, and synthesize information and data about the human rights situation in Bahrain to accurately document violations and develop advocacy initiatives
Compile reports, white papers, briefing memos, letters, and other advocacy materials
Assist with outreach to U.S. Congress, Executive Branch, and United Nations officials
Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of overall advocacy strategies that advance support for democracy and human rights in Bahrain
Help facilitate Bahraini delegation visits to Washington, D.C. and New York
Assist with administrative duties as needed
Hire and manage Advocacy interns

Qualifications and Skills:

1-3 years of experience
BA required, and MA in international relations, public policy, or related field a plus
Demonstrated experience in the development and execution of advocacy strategies, as well as managing projects
Experience in research and report writing preferred
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a collaborative working environment
Strong knowledge of the Gulf region and human rights preferred, but not required
Arabic language skills are a plus, but not required
ADHRB offers a competitive compensation package.

How to apply
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to info@adhrb.org

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Program Development Officer, WaterAid America- New York, NY

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/b5Sbns9XXMJd/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

WaterAid America

WaterAid America, based in New York City, is a leading international nonprofit organization working with local partners to deliver safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education to impoverished and vulnerable people living in many of the world's poorest countries. WaterAid America (WAA) is a member of WaterAid international (WAi), which includes member offices in the UK, Australia, Sweden, Japan and most recently, Canada. Established in 2004, WaterAid America mobilizes financial and other resources in the U.S. to support work undertaken by WaterAid's 27 country programs across Africa, Asia and the South Pacific – as well as one country program in Nicaragua which WAA manages. WAA also manages a Policy and Advocacy Program from its office in Washington. It also undertakes public outreach to raise awareness about the global water and sanitation crisis and its solutions. WAA works closely with its fellow WaterAid member organizations to implement a Global Strategy (2009-2015).

Position Summary

The Program Development Officer will support WaterAid America (WAA) in increasing our contribution to WaterAid's global mission through partnerships and enhancing the impact of our work through fundraising and strategic grant making. Collaborating closely with our Country Program staff, primarily in francophone countries, and our Program Funding team in London and reporting to the WAA Program Development Manager, the responsibilities of this position fall under three main areas:

To support and/or lead the development and submission of funding proposals and reports to a range of institutional donors, mainly foundations and US government sources.

To support Country Programs (majority francophone) to implement funded projects, ensuring compliance to donor contract conditions and promoting best practices in contract management.

To work closely with WaterAid's country programs, and other WaterAid staff to build their capacity to explore, access and manage institutional funding. The latter involves tracking the monitoring of program implementation and expenditure and supporting the, evaluation of impact and report writing to donors.

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who thrives in a collaborative, entrepreneurial environment and has the motivation and capability to develop their professional skills and gain significant experience in the WASH sector. The ideal candidate will possess experience and/or familiarity with international development issues and a commitment to WaterAid's mission and values. The selected candidate will be expected to travel domestically and internationally with varied work hours, including some evening and weekend commitments.

Duties & Responsibilities

Support the management and execution of the institutional funding cycle:
Communicate requirements to and manage timelines for funded proposals with WaterAid country program staff.
Support Country Program staff and partners in managing all aspects of grants and contracts, including advice and guidance on best practices, clarifying reporting requirements and timeframes, submission of payment requests etc.
Work with colleagues in the UK, Country Programs and respective Finance Departments to ensure sufficient capacity (staff, systems, skills) in place to effectively predict, record, and monitor income and expenditure.
Facilitate start-up workshops, as assigned, for new funding contracts and other capacity building activities to promote best practice in contract management.
Support Regional Team and Country Programs to prepare narrative and financial reports for submission to donors and to evaluate donor-funded programs.
Working closely with country program staff, develop work plans and budgets and continuously monitor that activities align with program expenditure throughout the duration of a grant.
Maintain communication with relevant stakeholders, providing updates on significant concerns, risks and issues affecting the management of donor contracts and broader relationships.
Attend meetings with Regional Teams to discuss and review funding related issues within the relevant region, as assigned. There are four regional offices: West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia.

Support and lead, when assigned, in developing relationships with existing and prospective institutional funders by supporting Country Programs in implementing Funding Strategies in line with wider organizational funding strategies, targets and policies:
With Director of Development and Communications, Program Development Manager, Regional Team, Country Programs and other relevant teams, select suitable projects to offer donors.
Support Country Programs to prepare proposals and budgets within the required formats and to ensure internal sign-off as necessary.
Define roles and responsibilities with other relevant colleagues for submission of all new proposals and budgets and in contract management processes.
Conduct research on prospective foundations and government sources; identify prospects for funding annual and special campaign needs.
Communicate passionately about WaterAid's work while also presenting detailed project information that demonstrates our impact.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, preferably in international relations or development, or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree preferred.
At least 4+ years' experience in development, contract management or grant writing, preferably with a focus on international issues.
Advanced knowledge of Excel required.
Proficiency in French language preferred.
Demonstrated success managing institutional partnerships.
Ability to set short and long term objectives that support organizational goals.
Demonstrated oral and written communication and analytical skills.
Strong computer skills including MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel)
Excellent attention to detail and a willingness to support individuals at all levels.
Ability to manage a busy and varied workload, including multiple projects and deadlines, and think proactively and work independently, with limited supervision.
Positive and flexible approach to working in a busy, open office as part of a team

How to apply

Salary is commensurate with experience. WaterAid America, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks a diverse pool of candidates for this position. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to inquiries@wateraidamerica.org with your
name and "Development Officer" in the subject field by no later than August 31st.

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August 08, 2013

Research Associate, David Rockefeller Studies Program, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: Washington, DC

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's aim is 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 Distinguished Fellow.

The major responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Providing research for op-eds, articles, speeches, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the Distinguished Fellow
Tracking foreign policy news and providing summaries upon request by the Distinguished Fellow
Assisting with the proofreading and editing of written material
Providing administrative support to the Distinguished Fellow, including scheduling, making travel arrangements, preparing correspondence, and responding to requests for information
Managing the program's finances, including preparing budgets and tracking monthly statements, creating and updating spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
Managing social media and other digital tools
Coordinating events and meetings, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support

Preferred Qualifications:

MA in International Relations with strong academic credentials
1+ years related administrative experience
Exceptional organizational skills and outstanding attention to detail
Strong research, writing, and editing skills
Strong organizational and program planning skills
Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and the Internet
Strong understanding of social media applications
The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, offices in Washington, D.C., and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council's 4300+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. The Council 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 the Council's award winning website,CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Interdepartmental Program Assistant

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: Washington, DC

The Interdepartmental Program Assistant is part of the Human Resources department, reports to the Associate Director, Human Resources, and is assigned to work Reception Services and in departments that request help with general duties and deadlines. The position is an excellent introduction to the operations of the CFR and may lead to promotion, depending on availability of positions and job performance.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Perform reception duties at Reception Services, including greeting and announcing visitors and answering CFR's switchboard, which has a high volume of calls
Checking in guests for meetings and assisting with events logistics
Substituting for a staff member who is out of the office, including handling event coordination, Microsoft office work, and possibly proofreading, editing, research and business writing
Assisting a department that is working on a deadline or is preparing for a large event or conference
Assisting in the Human Resources department, including staff event support and recruitment support, as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in International Relations or related area with high academic achievement
Related administrative and office experience
Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Strong writing, research, and organizational skills
Flexibility to adapt to a changing schedule and multitasking several projects at one time
Availability to work overtime
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
1777 F St. NW, Washington DC,20006
FAX +1 202.509.8490
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Coordinator, New York Meetings- Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

New York Meetings provides CFR members in New York with the opportunity to exchange ideas with international policymakers, opinion shapers, and respected experts on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. Each year, New York Meetings convenes over 150 programs including panel discussions, film screenings, single-speaker events, debates, roundtable discussions, videoconferences, conference calls, symposia, and conferences. New York Meetings also organizes events and trips for CFR's term members.

The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Developing and researching ideas for potential speakers and topics for meetings.
Acting as a liaison between CFR and the presiders and speakers for each event, including providing all the necessary details for each meeting such as room set up, discussion format, and registered attendees.
Coordinating logistics for meetings, including drafting meeting announcements, speaker and presider invitations, maintaining database of event information, audience development, posting meeting information and related readings on the CFR member website, attending meetings to oversee logistics, and working closely with CFR's event management staff and other departments.
Coordinating logistics for term member roundtables, workshops, and trips.
Handling post event follow-up work, including writing thank you letters to speakers and presiders, and processing vouchers.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree in International Relations or related field with high academic achievement and knowledge of current foreign policy issues required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
At least 2 years related experience, including experience managing all administrative aspects of event planning and corresponding with high-level speakers.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask.
Strong MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and database skills.
Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team.
Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning and evening events.
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: June 2013

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Program Assistant, Executive Office, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

The executive office program assistant will work under the direction of the chief of staff to the president of the Council on Foreign Relations. Qualified candidates will have related experience that required judgment, strong writing and editing ability, the ability to prioritize, and experience dealing with high profile individuals. The principal responsibilities of this position will include, but are not limited to:

Drafting correspondence and memos for the chief of staff and the president
Proofreading and editing correspondence submitted by Council departments, including meeting invitations, acknowledgment letters, and background briefs
Tracking and filing written materials
Providing administrative support to the Council president, chief of staff, and members of the Executive Office staff, including answering telephones, greeting guests, scheduling, responding to requests for information, and interacting with other Council departments
Supporting the planning of three Board of Directors meetings each year, including preparation of background materials
Assisting the chief of staff and the members of the Executive Office staff as needed for special projects
Aiding in some research on foreign policy issues

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations or a related field, with high academic credentials and awareness of current foreign policy issues
Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
Outstanding communication skills and professional demeanor
Proficiency in word processing, Excel, database management, and social media platforms
Relevant internship and/or administrative experience with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and as part of a team
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks on deadline
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the below 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: August 2013

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Head Houseman of Rental Events- Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

The headquarters for the Council on Foreign Relations is housed in the historic landmark Harold Pratt mansion as well as the state-of-the-art Peterson Conference Center. This combined space is used for several hundred meetings a year and is one of the most sought after locations in Manhattan to rent for corporate meetings, conferences, weddings, and other special events.

The Head Houseman will be part of the Outside Events team and will work closely with the staff who coordinate rental events. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the logistics prior to, during, and following events; in order to ensure that they run efficiently and smoothly and that the facility's appearance meets clients' expectations and is maintained at the highest level.

This position is based on a schedule requiring flexible hours with the ability to work weekends and evenings; and to adjust to seasonal demands (including periodic lengthly shifts).

The principal responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

Arriving prior to the set up of the event to walk through the facility and ensure it is set up according to the client's specifications (i.e. – check on room set up, check temperature set points, be sure lights are on, ensure that event rooms are properly cleaned and restrooms are stocked, etc.), and coordinate any last minute work
Managing and coordinating the load in and load out of the vendors for the events, including giving direction to the vendors on where and how to set up and break down (including caterers, florists, photographers, and musicians), and ensuring the Council's policies and procedures for the vendors' use of the facility are understood and adhered to
Overseeing and assisting with the physical setup and breakdown of events
Interacting with clients, vendors, and guests during the event when needed, including being a point of contact for any facility questions, and coordinating a timely response to inquiries with other members of the events team
Attending planning meetings with the Outside Events staff to review logistical details for upcoming events
Interfacing with the Council's internal event staff to ensure simultaneous events run smoothly
Assist with basic maintenance and upkeep of the facility, working closely with Facility Operations staff

Preferred Qualifications:

2 plus years related operational and logistical experience; experience in the hotel or catering industry strongly preferred
Availability to work a flexible and varied schedule, including some evenings and weekends, as well as periodic lengthy shifts
Demonstrated ability to effectively work on a team
Results-oriented, self starter who can respond quickly and effectively to requests
Outstanding communication and customer service skills
Highest level of dependability; proactive, flexible, and positive attitude required
Ability to handle heavy lifting in excess of 70 pounds (such as tables and podiums)
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel a plus
The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package including health insurance programs and an on-site fitness center.

Qualified candidates should email a list of qualifications and experience 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: May 2013

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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Assistant Digital Producer, Council on Foreign Relations

http://www.cfr.org/about/career_opportunities/index.html#1236

Location: New York

Title: Assistant Digital Producer

Salary: Based on education and experience


Join a ten-person website management team as an Assistant Digital Producer for the world's most influential foreign-policy think tank and publisher. Reporting to the department's deputy director, the position affords the candidate an excellent opportunity to move upwards into Web project management, online marketing, or front-end Web development.

The major responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to):

Provide end-user support for CFR staffers who author website content and create email products like HTML newsletters.
Perform training for staffers in the areas of CMS authoring and publishing, e-newsletter production, data-visualization tools, and Web applications like wikis, blogs, and bug-trackers.
Independently manage small-scale design engagements and Web development projects
Create and maintain documentation, such as marketing reports and project-management data, on internal wikis and intranets.
Help launch new site features by performing quality-assurance testing.
Assist with departmental administration, such as meeting scheduling and bookkeeping, as needed.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a related field; computer-oriented majors preferred.
Basic proficiency with HTML and CSS; able to use HTML inspectors and similar tools included the major browsers
Familiarity with Content Management Systems like WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, or similar systems.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2007 or later.
Resourceful, methodical problem-solving skill, particularly in troubleshooting end-user issues or Web-page rendering problems.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, in particular, the ability to clearly communicate technical matters to persons without technical backgrounds, both orally and in writing, and the ability to logically organize information on wikis, intranets, and similar applications.
Cheerful, positive personality; sense of humor; ability to keep your head when all around you are losing theirs.
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 magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website, CFR.org.

Qualified candidates should email, fax, or mail a resume and cover letter 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

Council on Foreign Relations
Human Resources Office
58 E. 68th St., NY, NY 10065
FAX +1 212.434.9893
humanresources@cfr.org
www.cfr.org

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August 02, 2013

Program Assistant, MENA, National Endowment for Democracy- Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/TbdC7WTMmTnp/

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:

Ensure logging in of grant proposals.
Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.
Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.
Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.
Organize events for visiting grantees.
Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.
Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing and speaking) is required.
Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including French, Turkish and Farsi.
Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.
Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.
Administrative support experience.
Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Authorization to work in the United States.
How to apply

To Apply:

Applications must include cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references (this should be in English). Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA – Job #1321 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.

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Policy Analyst, Fintrac-Washington DC

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/cKJ5bbCgsHSP/

About Fintrac

Fintrac is an international consultancy that has worked for over 20 years to increase incomes and improve livelihoods for the world's most vulnerable farm families, while also building sustainable commercial value-chains. Fintrac manages agricultural development projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America for USAID and other donors. There is an immediate need for a Policy Analyst to support one of its Washington, DC based projects.

About the EAT Project

The Enabling Agricultural Trade (EAT) program supports US Government agencies tackling the challenges of agricultural development and food insecurity. The EAT program is designed to identify and alleviate constraints to private sector entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment in competitive agribusinesses of all sizes. EAT's analytical work provides intellectual leadership in the development community on the legal, regulatory and institutional issues most impacting individuals, businesses, and investors in the agriculture sector. The EAT program builds upon existing analytical methodologies, particularly the AgCLIR diagnostic tool, but it also offers tailored assessments of the agribusiness enabling environment, program strategy and design, implementation assistance and capacity building for USAID mission staff and partners.

About the Position

Fintrac seeks a Policy Analyst to provide support to the USAID/EAT Project (more information on the project can be found at www.eatproject.org). This position is based in the Washington, DC office and may include overseas travel in developing countries.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide organizational support for the EAT Project;
Assist in the preparation of budgets, scopes of work, travel plans or other operational or administrative elements of the EAT Project;
Work with the Project Director and project activity managers to support the development of tools and technical services in response to expressed or latent demand from USAID and other EAT stakeholders;
Participate in country assessment teams providing administrative support to ensure project success, including but not limited to the AGRI Index, other analytical products and technical support services offered by the EAT project;
Play a supporting role in the development of policy briefs and related public outreach events, relevant to the agribusiness and development community;
Contribute to work plans, quarterly reports, and the final report;
Other, as appropriate and determined by the Project Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of one year of relevant professional experience, including internships;
Bachelor's degree in Business, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, International Relations or a related field
Strong quantitative analysis and research skills;
Clear, concise, and logical writing style.
Demonstrable interest in food and agricultural trade;
Strong MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint proficiency;
Demonstrated self-motivation, attention to detail, teamwork, and communication skills.
PREFERRED:

Master's degree or courses toward a Master's degree in one of the subjects listed above.
Experience working and/or living in developing countries;
Foreign Language proficiency, particularly Spanish or French.
Must be authorized to work in the United States and able to travel abroad.

Fintrac is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply:
Please go to http://fintrac.com/careers/.

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August 01, 2013

Collaborative Programs Consultant- Program Development

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=cd9a4eb221c80a25&q=international+development&tk=180to7q0b19v23dc&from=web

Collaborative Programs Consultant - Program Development
The Cambridge Institute - Burlington, MA
We are seeking a Collaborative Programs Consultant who displays a high level of professionalism to assist in our new dual diploma high school program and academic camps program.
This is an exciting opportunity to join and develop a growing team within our company. If you are detail-oriented, organized, personable, have a passion for international education and love challenges, then please submit your resume.
Since you will be coordinating with many different people, both within the United States and overseas, strong organization skills, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must.
Experienced Collaborative Programs Consultants may have opportunities for international travel.

Requirements

Manage comprehensive administrative tasks as assigned

Coordinate and arrange partnership school programs and camp programs

Manage related projects as assigned

Qualifications

BA or BS required

Interest or experience in global business or education

Strong drive/high energy and a willingness to travel

Strong interpersonal and communicational skills, including telephone and email skills

Flexibility and willingness to work and communicate outside normal business hours

Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Ability to think creatively

Ability to work with teenagers

Ability to work closely with managers and colleagues around the globe

Professionalism and punctuality, with the ability to work independently

Must be authorized to work in the US. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluency in Mandarin Chinese or another foreign language(s)

International travel experience

Sales and/or marketing experience

Background in summer camps, teaching, mentoring, personal counseling, and/or childcare

Remote management experience

1-3 years of experience preferred

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July 31, 2013

Program Associate, Policy Program/Landscape and Leaders Program- EcoAgriculture Partners

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xxsBZh9hh78d/

The Program Associate will be responsible for supporting the following activities:

Research and writing within the Policy and Landscape and Leaders programs on topics such as national policy, landscape governance, finance mechanisms and capacity development to support integrated landscape management,
Strengthening national policy-makers and landscape leaders capacities as well as supportive processes and policies for integrated landscape management,
Analysis and advocacy within relevant international policy processes such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Committee on World Food Security and UN Sustainable Development Goals,
Coordination support for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Working Groups on landscape strengthening, policy and/or finance.

Required skills and experience:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience
Excellent English writing and editing skills
Highly organized, with attention to detail
Strong knowledge of excel and other data management programs
Experience in both web-based and academic literature searches
Proactive, flexible and creative
Excellent communicator

Desired qualifications:

Master's degree in a relevant field of study such as environmental studies, agricultural development, international relations, policy or finance, public administration, sustainable development, regional planning or other related field
Familiarity with major international agricultural, rural development and environmental institutions and policy processes
1-2 years of work in an international setting and/or field experience in a developing country
Experience and competence working in diverse teams
Demonstrated experience or familiarity with development, conservation or agricultural programs or projects in developing countries
Proficiency in at least one international language
Strong graphic presentation skills in programs such as Powerpoint

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $35,000 to $45,000, depending on experience. Benefits include 29 days of annual and holiday leave, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement contribution. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC and will begin as soon as possible.

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Press Associate, Generation Progress-American Progress

http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=381c5267e7852500&q=Women&l=Washington%2C+DC&tk=180r22h3l19vi7rj&from=web

Press Associate, Generation Progress
American Progress - Washington, DC
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Press Associate for Generation Progress. Generation Progress is the Center’s dynamic effort to help young people make their voices heard on key issues and to empower new generations of progressive leaders. Generation Progress engages in advocacy and reporting on issues including affordable education, LGBT rights, immigration reform, climate change, and voting rights. The Press Associate will be responsible for promoting Generation Progress’s issue advocacy, website content, events, and other work to the news media and the public; pitching Generation Progress staff, experts, and young people as media spokespeople; and writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, and other materials.

Job responsibilities:
Promoting Generation Progress issue campaigns, journalism, website content, events, student network, contests, and other work to the media, bloggers, organizations, and the public.
Training and pitching Generation Progress staff as media spokespeople on key issues.
Writing rapid-response content, blog posts, press releases, statements, advisories, letters to the editor, op-eds, press packets, and other Generation Progress media materials.
Working with other Generation Progress teams to coordinate content and rollout of projects.
Participating in planning and implementing of Generation Progress conferences and events.
Working with other members of the Generation Progress team on multimedia projects.
Coordinating rapid-response posts, talking points, messaging documents, and other types of content in conjunction with the Associate Editor and Communications Director.
Developing and maintaining databases of press contacts.
Supervising interns as required.

Requirements and qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree.
Experience in communications.
Experience in organizing, politics, or nonprofits.
Strong marketing and outreach skills, including experience pitching media outlets, and strong knowledge of the political blogosphere.
Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills.
Creative talent and vision.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to absorb key policy issues and debates quickly and thoroughly.
Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org .

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaaction.org .

To apply E-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments to: jobs@americanprogress.org .

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please .

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

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July 30, 2013

Program Associate, Academic Exchange-World Learning, Washington DC

http://www.abso.com/jobboard/default.aspx?JobDetail=169021&JOBBOARDID=505

World Learning is seeking candidates for a Program Associate, Academic Exchange position. World Learning is an 80-year-old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. Through its award-winning international education programs – The Experiment in International Living (EIL), the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program (IHP) – World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its International Development & Exchange Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit www.worldlearning.org

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Program Officer, Academic Exchange.

General Description
On behalf of various funders, World Learning administers academic exchange programs for undergraduate and graduate students in the US and other countries. Programs vary in duration from one semester to several years, depending on whether a student is seeking a degree or pursuing non-degree studies. These programs often have both academic and cultural components, with students engaging in full-time studies, community service, practical internships, and enrichment activities.
This Program Associate position will be part of the Global Undergraduate Exchange (Global UGRAD) Program team and will report to a Program Officer. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Global UGRAD Program provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders with scholarships to attend US universities for up to one academic year and opportunities for cultural engagement. World Learning administers the Global UGRAD Programs for East Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere, Serbia and Montenegro, and the Near East, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa.
Specific Responsibilities
•Assist Program Officer in the student application and admissions process.
•Provide administrative support for the program.
•Set up and maintain comprehensive electronic and paper files.
•Assist with program orientations and workshops by preparing material and organizing logistics.
•Assist in making travel and logistical arrangements for students.
•Oversee health insurance registration and assist students with their questions.
•Regularly communicate with students to monitor their progress and act as liaison for questions and problems
•Ensure proper receipt collection and reconciliation;
•Make timely payments including monthly stipends, tuition and fees, book allowances, and insurance premiums;
•Enter and maintain data in the comprehensive student database;
•Maintain an active presence on program social networking sites;
•Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor’s Degree and three years of related work experience or Master’s Degree plus one year of related work experience.
•Energetic and strong team player.
•Office work experience and strong computer skills, including Excel.
•Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability.
•Strong cross-cultural and communications skills.
•International experience.
•Knowledge of U.S. university system or international education desirable.
•Regional experience (Western Hemisphere) & foreign language (French/Spanish) desirable.

To apply: Please visit our website www.worldlearning.org and click on the employment tab to submit your application. If you do not see the job you are interested in, please “search all.” Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position.
World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Compensation:
Mid $30k range.

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July 29, 2013

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

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/4pPCccTCnzh4/

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

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July 24, 2013

Assist with English Language Testing at UMICH

CaMLA, a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Cambridge University, seeks freelancers in and around Ann Arbor to assist with the Graduate Student Instructor Oral English Test (GSI OET). The GSI OET assesses the English-language proficiency of prospective GSIs at U-M Ann Arbor whose undergraduate education was not in English.

Each test takes about 20 minutes, and you'll be compensated $10 for every test. You'll receive training and certification before beginning and you must be willing to commit to 2-hour testing blocks (tests happen during regular office hours).

The majority of GSI OET testing takes place from March to May, then in August, and again in November and December.

Desired Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years undergraduate education in a US-based institution
Some background in language, education, ESL, or English

Desired Skills:

excellent language awareness and oral communication skills in English
attention to detail
flexibility
ability to work as a member of a team.

We are accepting applications now! For more information, please see the website & contact Ildi Porter-Szucs, porter-szucs.i@cambridgemichigan.org.

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July 23, 2013

Assistant Professor of International Studies, University of Michigan

http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000787579-01/

Internation The University of Michigan's International Studies program is seeking authorization to invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure track position in the field of International Studies to begin September 1, 2014. We are interested in a scholar who conducts research on and teaches courses about global environment, global health, or both. This person should have broad, interdisciplinary interests in the social sciences or humanities and will be a faculty member in a disciplinary department (Anthropology (deadline August 19, 2013), Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies) and participate in an international studies program. Rank is open, but hiring at the assistant professor level will be given priority. This is a university year appointment. Promise of excellence in research and teaching is required. Applications received by October 1, 2013 will be given first consideration, although we will accept applications after that date. Applicants should submit a letter of interest that describes their research and training, curriculum vitae, writing samples, research statement, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and for entry-level candidates please include three letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts via e-mail to: pjl@umich.edu. The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

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July 19, 2013

Program Assistant, One Voice Movement

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Dd8WChJZHccp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

The PeaceWorks Foundation is seeking a Program Assistant to support a dynamic team at the OneVoice Movement in New York City.

OneVoice, the flagship undertaking of the PeaceWorks Foundation, is a multinational organization with offices in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Gaza City, London and New York. The OneVoice teams work together to build and steward a grassroots movement with over 660,000 signatories in roughly equal numbers both in Israel and Palestine. The movement aims to amplify the voice of Israeli and Palestinian moderates, empowering them to seize back the agenda for conflict resolution and demand that their leaders achieve the two-state solution, ending the occupation and establishing an independent Palestinian state living alongside the State of Israel in peace and security.

The Program Assistant will work directly with the Deputy Director providing administrative support and helping to coordinate across a variety of programmatic initiatives including OneVoice's communications and fundraising.

The ideal candidate will provide initiative, energy, and imagination in helping to achieve OneVoice's mission and development goals.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Supporting the leadership of the office in scheduling meetings, conference calls, and coordinating travel logistics;
Serving as primary administrative support to the Senior Counsel and coordinating a DC and NY-based calendar of appointments;
Overseeing day to day office management to ensure the office runs smoothly;
Managing a contact database of high-level contacts and board members;
Assisting in coordination across all OneVoice offices;
Facilitating engagement and outreach with donors on behalf of the executive leadership;
Supporting the OneVoice US team in development, outreach, and stewardship;
Working with the Deputy Director to manage and oversee the OneVoice US internship program;
Ensuring that all promotional materials are up to date and drafting substantive content as needed.

Qualifications:

B.A. in international affairs, Middle East studies, conflict resolution, or a related field;
Computer literacy a must – All Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment;
Excellent attention to detail;
Excellent communications skills – both written and oral;
Strong understanding of the political dynamics in the Middle East;
SalesForce, SharePoint, and InDesign experience a plus.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and skills and includes a competitive fringe benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: Amy Herrmann at Amy@OneVoiceMovement.org.

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July 16, 2013

Marketing Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant- Genzyme

http://jobsatgenzyme.com/us/united-states/marketing/jobid3927518-marketing-coordinator_administrative-assistant?apstr=src=JB-10223

Description
Genzyme has pioneered the development and delivery of transformative therapies for patients affected by rare and debilitating diseases for over 30 years. We accomplish our goals through world-class research, collaboration with the global patient community, and with the compassion and commitment of our employees. With a focus on rare diseases and multiple sclerosis, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of the patients and families we serve. Genzyme's portfolio of transformative therapies, which are marketed in countries around the world, represent groundbreaking and life-saving advances in medicine. As a Sanofi company, Genzyme benefits from the reach and resources of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with a shared commitment to improving the lives of patients. Learn more at www.genzyme.com.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Global Renal Strategy, the Marketing Coordinator / Administrative Assistant will be responsible for assisting in the planning, organization and implementation of some basic marketing projects that support the global marketing function and administrative support of up to 4 individuals for the Global Renal Strategy team.

The relative weighting of marketing communication responsibility and administrative support will depend on multiple factors including a candidate's ability and department priorities. Initially the weighting will be approximately 40% project based and 60% administrative based. The candidate will assist in planning and organizing marketing sales events, with a goal of further developing project management and product management skills.

The successful candidate must be customer-oriented and personable; have the ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment; have excellent attention to detail and be able to work with little direction. The candidate must also demonstrate past ability to relate to individuals of different cultures and different personality types, developing excellent rapport and relationships. The desire to understand the renal business and the global strategic direction should be well understood.

Coordination responsibilities including but not limited to:
Coordinating internal and external meetings involving logistics management and hosting (certain meetings may require travel - minimal)
Coordinating team POs and payments through NEXT and CATALYST
Preparing correspondence, reports, presentations, tables, and analyses
Serving as a liaison with internal stakeholders and external vendors to support various initiatives

Administrative and Project Management responsibilities including but not limited to:
· Providing administrative support requiring knowledge of department and business unit functions
Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of marketing projects that support the global marketing function
Generating and managing financial processes including project budgets, expense reports and check requests
Managing department communication for managers including mail, email, and calendar
Managing Global distribution lists and mailings
Making complex domestic and international travel arrangements
Completing through Concur the expense reports of supported individuals
Exercising discretion in handling of confidential material and information
Providing clerical support including filing, faxing, copying, data entry, etc.
Ensuring department supply needs are met

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
• Possess excellent technical aptitude navigating various digital platforms and project management ability
• Proven ability to work independently, highly organized and effective in handling multiple detail-oriented projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must exercise discrete and judgment in handling confidential/proprietary information
• Strong communications and interpersonal skills and a team player
• Strong administrative and computing skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), MS Internet Explorer and Adobe Connect presentation software
• Ability to interact with various level of business functions and professionals in and outside Sanofi
• Attentive to details and results
• High attention to detail and precision in creating reports, tables, and analyses.
• Ability to interact with all employees within the organization, including senior management, and to respond effectively to the needs of the business is required

Qualifications
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent
1-3 years of administrative assistant experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Marketing or project management experience M*

Job : Marketing
Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Cambridge

Job Posting : Jul 15, 2013

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July 12, 2013

USAJOBS.GOV

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads

Check out this site for information on how to get your start with the Federal Government.

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July 02, 2013

International Programs Coordinator for Salta, Argentina

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wpdjSF2K2ncp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

The International Program Coordinator (PC), under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) of the country program Site Team and with guidance from the International Programs Officer (IPO) and Team (IPT) members in the San Francisco Office (SFO), provides necessary support to ensure the development of FSD volunteers, support to host organizations and host families and support to FSD's Programs. Applications due ASAP, contract effective immediately, ending August 31st, with the possibility to extend.Written and spoken Spanish fluency is required. FSD will provide international airfare, a living stipend cover basic expenses, and travellers insurance

Major Duties and Responsibilities

A. Volunteer Support (approximately 40% LOE)

B. Administrative Support (approximately 25% LOE)

C. Project Planning and Support (approximately 15% LOE)

D. Training (approximately 15% LOE)

E. Other Duties and Activities (5% LOE)

Desired Qualifications:

Education: A university degree in International Development, International/Regional Studies, Business or related field.
Prior Experience: Minimum of 6 months working internationally, or within a development organization or similar experience. Experience in a leadership position.
Language Proficiency: Spoken and written fluency in both local language and English.
Knowledge: Good working knowledge of sustainable development and the host-country's culture/history/current events;
Skills and Abilities: Ability to represent FSD effectively with host organizations, host families, local officials, FSD Interns, and International Sponsors (Donors, Academic Sponsors). Capability to supervise FSD Intern job performance and provide technical assistance as needed. Ability to guide FSD Intern job performance. Counseling ability in Cross-Cultural and performance evaluation situations. Organizational and administrative skills. Excellent computer skills in word-processing and database management. Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of an inter- cultural team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex and often stressful conditions. Demonstrated ability to maintain working level contacts with NGO officials and host families. Strong skills in facilitating training events.
Special consideration will be given to applicants who have prior experience with FSD.

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Global Program Operations Officer, New Haven, CT

http://poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs/US/IPAUSA100957

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is an international non-profit research organization. Based in New Haven, CT, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, IPA works with development partners and academic researchers to create and evaluate approaches to solving development problems, to communicate what works and does not work in development and to scale up successful projects in a variety of fields, including health, education, microfinance, governance and agriculture.

Position Summary:

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks a qualified applicant for the newly created position of Global Program Operations Officer for the Proposal Development and Analysis unit. The Officer will help coordinate new proposal submissions and provide support during the proposal development and proposal submission process. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with strong organizational and communication skills, who is eager to be a part of a rapidly growing and changing organization working on cutting-edge development issues. This position represents a unique opportunity to work closely with researchers at top academic institutions, and to become familiar with new business development functions at a top international non-profit. This position is integral to the business development goals of IPA.


Responsibilities:
Coordinate and support new proposal development:
Support Principal Investigators, Country Programs and Manager, Global Program Operations in preparing new funding proposals
Coordinate budget development and approval with Country Offices
Conduct budget review for new proposals
Work closely with the Manager, Global Program Operations and Project Development team in coordinating new submissions and liaising with Principal investigators
Conduct pre-award negotiations with donors and other stakeholders involved in the contracting process
Executive assorted administrative tasks associated with proposal development, submission and pre-award negotiations

Duties also include the following:

Provide technical support to Country Offices using appropriate policies and procedures
Facilitate cross functional communication and serve as an essential resource to the Global Program Operations and Executive Departments
Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with 0-3 years experience working in a fast-paced environment
Experience with an international non-profit or academic institution desirable;
Interest in the field of international development and poverty alleviation desirable
Experience with new business development desirable but not required;
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Flexibility, self-motivation, and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks efficiently;
Ability to manage several projects concurrently; and
Excellent skills in written and oral communication.

How to Apply:

Please follow the application instructions below. Any applications or CVs submitted outside this process will not be considered. Note, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

1. Send an email to jobs-hr@poverty-action.org and cc jobs@poverty-action.org, following these instructions:

In the subject line: Copy the following position line: 100956IPAUSA, Global Program Operations
Attachments: Please attach Only your CV and cover letter
In the email body: Put your full name, first (given) name followed by last (family) name
2. Qualified candidates: Please submit an application through J-PAL’s common application, indicating that you are interested in applying for a "Type 4" position. Please note: you are not required to include transcripts or letters of recommendation upon initial submission. After submitting, you can edit your application at any time and may add these materials, if requested.

3. Fill out our EEO-1 Voluntary Self Identification Form.

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June 26, 2013

Administrative Assistant, Office of the CEO - Global Poverty Project USA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/fWKxkdtmSBJd/
Key Responsibilities:

CEO's Email management
Attending external meetings / phone calls with CEO as requested, taking minutes and action points for CEO
Providing administrative support for executive management (CFO, COO, Communications Director)
Travel arrangements and diary management for broader leadership GPP team
Research and administrative duties as requested

Accountabilities:

Ensuring all CEO correspondence (email and post) has been dealt with in an appropriate manner within 5 working days of receipt.
Ensuring that all travel arrangements for GPP team (flights, transfers, accommodation, etc) are seamlessly finalized and receipts are well organized and all expenses accounted for.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality and non-disclosure of all information including contacts and correspondence.
Ability to quickly digest and analyse complex information and recommend responses.
Friendly, flexible, confident, assertive and mature personality, with a sense of humor

How to apply

Email cover letter and resume to hr_usa@globalpovertyproject.com

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Office Manager - Promundo-US

Overview
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/PDGXTTTpwTW4/

Promundo-US, an international non-governmental organization working to promote gender equality and violence prevention, seeks a full-time Office Manager to work in its Washington, DC office.

About Promundo

Founded in 1997 in Brazil, Promundo is an internationally recognized NGO working nationally in Brazil and globally in the area of gender equality and violence prevention. Promundo carries out community-based work to engage men and boys in gender equality; to prevent gender-based violence and violence against children; to reduce homophobia; and to empower and achieve the rights of women and girls. Promundo-US coordinates technical assistance outside of Brazil, carries out advocacy globally, supports Promundo activities and fundraising in Brazil, and coordinates the global MenCare Campaign. For more information, see www.promundo.org.br/en

About the Position

The Office Manager will report to the Promundo-US Director of Finance and Administration. The Office Manager will supervise the Finance and Administrative Assistant and will work with a dynamic team of six-seven other staff plus consultants. The position is full-time and includes health insurance, paid leave, and retirement benefits. Salary is $40,000-45,000 per annum depending on salary history and experience. Candidates should have a bachelor's degree and experience working in an office environment.

Job Duties

General office administration
Routine bookkeeping and coordinating with outside accountant
Prepare checks for signature
Initiate bank wire transfers
Preparing budgets for proposals
Tracking project expenditures
Basic IT troubleshooting and coordination with IT consultant
Coordinate with vendors
Benefits administration & new hire orientation
Coordination with payroll service
General staff support
Required Qualifications

a) Undergraduate degree

b) At least two years office experience

c) Experience working for a non-profit

d) Experience with Quickbooks

e) Excellent English writing and speaking skills

f) Computer skills

g) Attention to detail

h) International exposure

i) Hard worker and multi-tasker

j) Quick learner

k) Problem solver

l) Flexibility

m) Honesty and reliability

n) Sense of humor

Desirable Qualifications

a) IT troubleshooting skills

b) Second language skills – either Portuguese, Spanish or French

Compensation

Salary: $40,000-45,000 per annum depending on salary history and experience

Health and Dental Insurance

403(b) retirement account with employer contribution

Vacation: 20 days/year

Proposed starting date: July 2013

How to apply
To apply: Please send cover letter and CV as soon as possible to:

contactdc@promundo.org.br

Please indicate in cover letter if you are a US citizen and, if not, your current employment status in the US.

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June 24, 2013

Communications Editor

http://umjobs.org/job_detail/83612/communications_editor_inter

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Responsibilities*
This position is full time with the potential for a seasonal or reduced appointment during the summer. The target salary range for this position is $44,000-$49,000. The actual salary offered may be higher based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
As part of the International Institute/LSA Shared Services Events and Communicators team, provide support to the II Director and area study centers by planning, preparing and disseminating publicity and information for events and other activities. Work closely with area study center Directors and staff to plan specific event communication strategies by identifying audiences and discussing publication content and distribution. Prepare and distribute materials in printed and electronic forms, partnering with vendors as needed. Liaison with contributors, edit content and oversee production and distribution of written and digital publications.

Social Media and Websites: In collaboration with area study center Directors and staff, identify ways to appropriately utilize social media and emerging technology. Write and post social media text/entries and manage accounts. Coordinate with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on website content, ensuring that information is up-to-date and accurate. Write text as needed and coordinate updates with LSA CMS support group. Oversee blogs, write and post entries.

Working closely with programming staff, Cluster Managers, LSA DMC, and Directors, write text for press releases and other documents which publicize II and area study center activities, news and events. Create distinctive templates for event posters, e-newsletters and other publicity materials. Distribute materials to appropriate news outlets on and off-campus in a timely manner.

General Promotions Coordination: In collaboration with LSA DMC, establish and maintain relationships with other communications offices on campus, promote image of area study centers and II across campus, ensure events are publicized and that campus resources are leveraged and utilized.

Development Support: In consultation with LSA DMC, work with II Director, area study center Directors and staff on donor activities by writing letters and text for fundraising appeals. Assist other team members as needed. Assist with special projects.

Required Qualifications*
College degree in related field desired along with 2-5 years of directly related experience. Demonstrated competence in creating and editing a variety of promotional materials. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and the ability to problem solve effectively within appropriate guidelines and parameters. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to track and follow task through completion. Highly developed organizational skills, along with experience and competence utilizing and leveraging technology. A strong commitment to provide excellent customer service is required along with the ability to work with diverse constituents. Flexibility, adaptability, patience, and good team building skills will be essential to working effectively in this team oriented environment.

Desired Qualifications*
Knowledge of printing procedures, technology, and practices. Experience helping to develop and fully utilize websites. Understanding of effective social media usage. Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher or other digital imaging software strongly desired.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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June 17, 2013

Program Associate- MENA

http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xBfkfNb8GfCp/?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Position Summary
The Program Associate will provide programmatic support including finance, logistical, administrative, research, writing and data analysis assistance to Middle East and North Africa (MENA) programs. This position is based in Washington DC and reports to the Director for MENA programs.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in political science, international relations, or related field
Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training, and experience
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Ability to communicate effectively in Persian is strongly preferred
Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
Mastery of MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Knowledge of Iran and current human rights challenges
Ability to apply accurate and strong database and records management skills
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and grant-related compliance requirements
Ability to coordinate travel logistics, meetings, and use of conference facilities
Ability to accept and complete administrative tasks with a great attitude
Ability to apply superb attention to detail and consistently produce timely and error-free work
Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi task to meet tight deadlines
Ability to collaborate with others and work as an effective team member
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times

Some Duties and Responsibilities

Provide research assistance and data analysis for development opportunities in Iran and MENA region
Assist in editing/writing proposals, reports, press releases, and briefing books
Assist in financial management, including preparation of check/wire requests, reconciliations and draft budgets
Assist in identifying and drafting contracts for international and local consultants
Communicate via Skype, email and phone with field staff, consultants and local partners
Make travel arrangements and organize logistics for international staff visits and meetings
Organize events and meetings in DC and abroad related to Freedom House programs
Organize program logistics and provide administrative support
Other related duties as assigned.
We offer great benefits including:

100% employer-paid dental insurance
100% employer-paid health insurance; or generously subsidized depending on selected option
100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
Supplemental/voluntary life insurance for employee, spouse, and child(ren)
403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
And much more……

Qualified and Interested applicants
We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, and cover letter with salary history and desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: recruiting@freedomhouse.org or fax at (202) 822-3893, Attention: HR Dept., referencing 2013-070 PA MENA in the subject line. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.

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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

http://b6.caspio.com/dp.asp?AppKey=58BE2000c3f2d8h4d3c9f4b9g9e0&RecordID=51&pageID=3

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.

Requirements:
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.

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June 11, 2013

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer-Full Time

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer – Full Time
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/bDXX5NGJPGW4/
Aurora/Denver Metro, CO

Rights for All People (RAP), is an immigrant rights, immigrant-led advocacy organization based in Aurora, Colorado. RAP is seeking a passionate, results-oriented individual to join our team as a Full Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Community Organizer. This position is based on the capacity to work in a team dedicated to leader development, base building, issue campaigns and civic engagement. The Organizer will report directly to RAP's Lead Organizer.

Job Summary:

Strategic Campaigns: This work requires developing and implementing strategic campaigns designed to increase the power of our constituency, create relationships with legislators, mobilize voters and non-voters, and win policy goals based on RAP leaders' expressed needs. This work also includes developing and maintaining relationships with key allies. Grassroots fundraising, civic engagement, and membership recruitment will be integrated into all campaigns.

Member/Leader Development: The Organizer will engage in regular RAP Member recruitment, retention, and leadership development strategies to build RAP's base and our power to make change. The Organizer will play a key role in growing and implementing RAP's popular education curricula in all meetings and events.

Systems & Data: This work includes required engagement in regular organizational strategic planning, professional development, and evaluation activities. The Organizer must utilize data systems regularly, including PowerBase and the Voter Activation Network, to track and maintain organizing work in order to create data driven analyses of RAP's work.

Other Responsibilities: The Organizer will play a support role in implementing RAP's communications plan including social media, the quarterly newsletter, and website maintenance duties. This position will also be responsible for supervision and management of part-time staff, interns, and volunteers as assigned. Occasional travel to professional development trainings and conferences to represent RAP is required.

Preferred Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree
OR

Two years related work experience (Equivalency may be established through a combination of work experience and education). 18 years of age or older.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Bilingual (Spanish/English); Native Spanish speaker preferred
Excellent writing abilities in English and Spanish
Must have experience in and/or good understanding of community organizing and civic engagement work
Previous experience with group facilitation and community outreach
Basic knowledge of U.S. policy processes
Highly responsible, self-motivated, and able to take initiative; Ability to manage multiple projects and demands with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills, including direct and ethical communication
Ability to work and communicate with culturally diverse groups and individuals
Working knowledge of software applications including Word and Excel
Have reliable transportation and willingness to travel out of state for occasional trainings
Availability to work on Saturdays and evenings
Ability to use social media including Facebook, Twitter, and text
A commitment and drive for social justice and protecting human rights both locally and globally
Compensation:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience. The position includes health, dental and vision benefits, generous vacation and comp time policies, and opportunities for training and professional growth.

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June 10, 2013

Job: Associate Country Manager-Spain

Associate Country Manager- Spain
Indeed - Austin, TX

Indeed.com, the leading global search engine for jobs, is seeking an Associate Country Manager to focus on promoting Indeed.com’s products in Spain. We are looking for someone who is net savvy, speaks fluent Spanish, and has comprehensive knowledge of the Spanish market. This position is a great opportunity for International Students or recent graduates to gain experience in the online space.

Come share our commitment to deliver the best job search engine in the industry.

What you will do:
Serve as local hands-on Spain expert
Translate website from English to Spanish for Spain
Research, identify and address Spanish localization concerns
Add, monitor and fix sources of job listings
Clean site of scam, spam and job seeker listings
Support search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns
Analyze and monitor key user metrics to improve our products and marketing efforts
Answer Internet-based inquiries from publishers, partners, users and customers

What you will learn:
Quality initiatives across multiple sites with Engineering, Product and Marketing teams
Knowledge of our proprietary software and systems
How to source and analyze research material
How to provide statistical support for marketing and sales efforts
How to influence the development of new and enhanced online support tools

Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Fluency at an advanced level in Spanish and English
Knowledge of Catalan, Galician, and/or Basque is a plus
Comprehensive knowledge of the Spanish market
Excellent communication skills
Skilled writer who can deliver message clearly
Strong quantitative and analytical skills to recognize patterns and issues specific to the Spanish market
Strong problem solving ability
Talented multi-tasker who can work independently and across functional teams
Detail oriented and extremely organized
Passion for digging into a problem and figuring it out
Web analytics, Excel and SEM/SEO experience is a plus

View the job description:
http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=88621e44205f043d&q=international+development&tk=17snjq8po18230go&from=web&advn=1855944161169178

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