Research Specialist and Signature Events Coordinator

Georgetown University
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 01

Position description

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Research Specialist and Signature Events Coordinator, Walsh School of Foreign Service - Georgetown University Main Campus

The Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s mission is to produce, advance, promote, and disseminate cutting-edge scholarship on Jewish Civilization. To do justice to these subjects we aim for intellectual heterogeneity, not ideological purity. 

The Research Specialist and Signature Events Coordinator will be responsible for research and academic support for CJC faculty and fellows on the subject of international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy.  S/he will assist faculty with independent research and edit faculty opinion pieces and other items for publication.  S/he also will assist in the development of the Washington Forum on Jewish public affairs and manage all related events.  Duties include but are not limited to:

Signature Events Coordination and Outreach

  • Develops and launch the Washington Forum on Jewish public affairs, including developing the rationale and public explanation for the series.
  • Coordinates and manages all forum events.  Responsibilities include identifying speakers and subjects, scheduling, space reservations, invitations/advertising, catering, equipment, setup and cleanup, and other related duties.
  • Coordinates the advertisement of the forum on the CJC’s website and social media platforms.
  • Solicits the interest of journalists, think tanks, and other stakeholders in the forum.
  • Tracks the budget in conjunction with the CJC Center Manager.

Research

  • Assists CJC faculty and fellows with independent research in international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy.
  • Apprises faculty and fellows of new or interesting developments in their field of inquiry.
  • Edits and assists faculty and fellows with publishing opinion pieces and other publications.
  • Consults with faculty and fellows about relevant ideas to be explored in print/digital field.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 years of related research and professional experience
  • Research experience in international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy is required
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, and a strong orientation to detail, deadlines, and customer service are expected

Application instructions

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