Research Program Assistant, Nuclear Security Consensus

Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• 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


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) Family Research Administration Sub-Family Research Program Administration Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8:30-5:30 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006344 Job Open Date: 05/16/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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