Center Administrator


Job Description Summary:

The Program on Extremism at George Washington University provides analysis on issues related to violent and non-violent extremism. The Program spearheads innovative and thoughtful academic inquiry, producing empirical work that strengthens extremism research as a distinct field of study. The Program aims to develop pragmatic policy solutions that resonate with policymakers, civic leaders, and the general public. As part of its expansion, the Program on Extremism is seeking to hire a researcher/analyst/scholar (Center Administrator) with knowledge on radicalization and Islamism, particularly but not exclusively in the West. The Center Administrator specific duties and responsibilities include: (1) Develops protocols and criteria for the conduct of research; (2) oversees and conducts interviews and evaluates progress of studies at predetermined check points; (3) analyzes data, interprets and implements research methodology based on outcome of analysis; (4) develops policies and position papers; (5) publishes articles and reports; (6) participates in the larger more complex research projects which require coordination with multiple organizations (national and international).; (7) trains staff and delegates tasks; (8) serves as project manager on a number of research initiatives; and, (9) performs other 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:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Fluency in Arabic.

A Master’s degree is desired but not necessary, and several years of experience studying the subject.

Strong writing skills and possibly a publishing record are also desired.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Office Vice President of Research (OVPR) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Centers/Institutes Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 5:30PM 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: 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: R000362 Job Open Date: 08/25/2017 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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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3