The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is one of the world's leading schools of international affairs and one of the largest schools of international affairs in the United States. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., its mission is to educate the next generation of international leaders, conduct research that advances understanding of important global issues, and engage the policy community in the United States and around the world.
The Nuclear Security Working Group (NSWG) works behind-the-scenes to promote bipartisan consensus on nuclear issues and provide policymakers and the NGO community with the expertise it needs to make informed decisions on issues ranging from U.S.-Russia nuclear cooperation to Iran's nuclear program. The NSWG's leadership is comprised of foreign policy experts from the Executive and Legislative branches of government, as well as active and retired military officials and leading scholars in the field of nuclear security.
We currently seek a Research Program Assistant to support a research project in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. The Assistant has full time responsibility for managing the elements of the research project (Towards a Comprehensive Bipartisan Nuclear Security Consensus), including event planning and execution, communications with working group members, preparation of meeting materials and logistics and support to the Principal Investigator (PI). Responsibilities include:
Provides day-to-day programmatic and operational activities, as well as assists in the management of budget and grant expenditures/reimbursements.
Organizes and promotes events, travel, meetings and conferences.
Assists with the implementation and administration of the research project.
Liaises with other departments and/or the general public on various programmatic issues.
Assists with research and writing.
Maintains and updates website.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Master's degree in International Affairs is preferred although not required.
Prior experience working on projects related to nuclear security issues to inform the ability to understand proceedings and contribute to drafting meeting minutes, summaries and reports.
Experience planning and coordinating events including familiarity with project management tools
Experience with website management
Prior experience in an educational environment and with senior military and congressional officials
Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
Familiarity with database management, word processing, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong teamwork skills
High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary plus 1.5 years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.