The Center Coordinator in the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of CMEP, and is responsible for coordinating and planning CMEP events and activities designed to educate and engage policymakers, civil society leaders, opinion-shapers, and others on Middle Eastern politics, U.S. policy toward the Middle East, and international security issues, including the annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum and the Saban Forum. The Center Coordinator also oversees CMEP’s publications process in coordination with the Foreign Policy program’s Communications team; manages CMEP’s interns; and coordinates CMEP administrative responsibilities and processes.
Conference and Event Planning Support (50%)
Operations and Administrative Support (50%)
A Bachelor's degree is required. Minimum two years relevant professional work experience involving event and project coordination is required. Experience dealing with policy issues and with high-level personnel from both the U.S. and the Middle East is strongly preferred. Experience studying, living, or working in the Middle East is preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent organizational skills, with high level of attention to detail and follow-up, are required. Excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders are required. Superb interpersonal skills; poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere are all required. Ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner, whether working independently or as part of a team, are required. Ability to effectively utilize the Internet, as well as advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, is required. Knowledge of, and general interest in, Middle Eastern affairs is required. Complete fluency in written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in a regional language is preferred, especially Arabic, Hebrew, or Persian.
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