CTEC Senior Project Manager/Research Associate

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CTEC Senior Project Manager/Research Associate
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Posting Number : S01754

Position Summary:
CTEC's Senior Project Manager/Research Associate oversees and manages CTEC's Digital Extremism research vertical, including administration of a large OSINT-based online extremism project, a DHS-funded CVE education project focused on the use of video games for community interventions, and other engagements within the technology sector. In close collaboration with CTEC's Research Lead for Digital Extremism, the Senior Project Manager/Research Associate contributes to hiring and coordination of student researchers, facilitates development and delivery of client deliverables, and assists with the identification of and application to new opportunities. He/she also conducts individual research and development on Digital Extremism-related projects, from specific investigations of online extremism to working on a long-term strategic plan.

The Senior Project Manager/Research Associate also leads efforts to publish open-source, non-confidential research. This can involve writing, editing, and publication submission, as relevant.

Essential Functions:
  • Provides project management for the projects within CTEC’s Digital Extremism vertical, including budget, client deliverables, client meetings, etc.
  • Collaborates with Research
  • With the Digital Researcher/Senior Research Associate, completes hiring of student researchers.
  • Supervises student research, and reports on progress to CTEC leadership.
  • Collaborates with CTEC leadership to develop strategic vision for the online extremism project.
  • Conducts qualitative research and analysis for client deliverables.
  • Co-manages the development of client deliverables with CTEC’s Research Lead for Digital Extremism.

General Responsibilities:
Provides administrative assistance for the implementation of Digital Extremism projects.
Undertakes other support functions for CTEC as requested.

Candidate should have an advanced degree in a related field (international relations, international security, sociology, nonproliferation and terrorism studies), or equivalent work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Understanding of and interest in extremist movements and groups, as well as P/CVE education and intervention.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage teams of researchers.
  • Experience conducting research of Internet-based communities, social movements, or linguistics.
  • A record of publications, course papers, or other research material preferred.
  • Foreign language working proficiency is strongly preferred.
  • Some experience managing budgets.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite.

2-3 years experience in a related field.

Physical Demands:
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free workplace and complies with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and Drug-Free Workplace Act.Essential job functions require ability to sit for extended periods of time, walk, bend, climb, push/pull, lift and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally. Also requires fine dexterity and ability to grasp, i.e. for writing and word processing/data entry.

Close Date:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Covid-19 vaccination is a condition of employment. For more information: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-requirements.

To apply, please visit: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/26279

Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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