The Center for the National Interest’s work spans a broad range of critical relationships and foreign policy challenges including U.S. ties with major powers such as China, Russia, Japan and America’s European allies; regional security in Asia and the Middle East; national security issues including armed conflict, terrorism and nuclear non-proliferation; and energy and climate change.
The Center for the National Interest seeks an outgoing, pro-active, results-oriented individual to serve as its Assistant Director. The Assistant Director has an important role in managing programs, conducting outreach, and writing and editing institutional materials. The position also offers an opportunity to the highly-motivated individual for independent writing, particularly for the Center’s magazine, The National Interest. The Assistant Director will help the Center’s President and Executive Director with a variety of institutional activities.
Requirements: Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree in international relations or a related field. Competitive candidates will also have two years’ administrative experience, ideally in an operational or program-related role in think tank or in a similar setting. Strong writing skills and the ability to maintain close attention to detail while simultaneously managing multiple assignments are critical to success. External relations/media relations experience is a plus. Please note that this is a hands-on and detail-oriented junior management position with an opportunity for independent writing; administrative skills and an organizational mindset are essential.
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