The position is located in the Latin American Program (LAP) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. LAP seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between the United States and Latin America by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing policymaking in the United States and the region.
This position is responsible for planning and developing public programs, briefings, seminars, and other activities that analyze a wide range of programmatic initiatives on environmental sustainability, trade, and integration. The responsibilities include:
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for this position, which may include International travel.
11 - Employee will be eligible for promotion after 1 year. Promotion is not automatic or guaranteed. It is subject to approval from supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet criteria in (1) and (2) below.
(1) Selective Factor (SF): Proficiency with the Spanish language to perform written and oral fluency requirements is mandatory for this position. For example, applicant must be able to draft correspondence in Spanish and offer oral remarks in Spanish at public conferences. A selective factor is an essential requirement for successful job performance that cannot be reasonably acquired on the job during a customary period of orientation or training. Applicants who do not meet the SF, which must be supported on the résumé, will not be eligible for further consideration for this position.
(2) Specialized Experience: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the Grade 7 level (relative to federal and market standards) coordinating special initiatives for an organization, planning conferences/seminars, supporting grants management, and contributing to written publications related to Latin American and US/Latin American relations; OR
Education: Possess a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work; OR
Combination of Specialized Experience and Education described above that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position. (Only graduate education in excess of the first full year may be used in this calculation.) The resume must support the experience and/or education criteria stated above.
A Master's degree in International Relations, Political Science and Public Policy with focus on Latin American studies (or equivalent) is highly desirable.
Note: The “relative market standards” is defined based on the knowledge required to do the work, complexity of the work performed, independence in conducting the work, and regular/recurring contacts.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. If your résumé does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
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