Research Program Associate

George Washington University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description Summary:

The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) at the George Washington University is a nonpartisan "think and do" tank whose mission is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity issues. By convening domestic and international policymakers and practitioners at all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors, and academia, CCHS develops innovative strategies to address and confront current and future threats.

CCHS was established in early 2015 and integrates the activities and personnel of the Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) and the GW Cybersecurity Initiative. The Center currently seeks a Research Program Associate.

This individual will be tasked with activities that drive the Center's financial sustainability and seek to enhance it through a variety of means including through online & offline outreach to stakeholders. Specific responsibilities include:

Administers financial aspects of the Center to include grants, contracts, invoices, financial reporting, and assisting the director with budget development and oversight; includes managing relationships with donors and partners, and helping to prepare the director for meetings with same.

Communicates and coordinates activities with the board of directors (council of executives) and senior fellows under the oversight of the Director.

Administers the Center's multimedia platform (website, podcast, blog, social media, etc.).

Administers the Center's interns/internship program (recruit, hire, train, task).

Performs (security policy) research and writing to support the Center's efforts including: to secure funding through proposals (e.g., conduct literature reviews, draft narrative components of proposals), and to fulfill commitments to donors and partners (e.g., draft issue briefs/policy papers).

In collaboration with the Center leadership, develops creative approaches to enhance effectiveness and increase efficiency of Center efforts, and integrates solutions when appropriate.

Performs other duties as assigned. Omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is desired.

Applicants should possess excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate internal and external activities, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and excellent organizational and planning skills.

Applicants should be able to interact with a wide variety of audiences to include university leadership, external partners, faculty researchers and private sector stakeholders.

Private sector and corporate industries experience preferred. Experience with grants and contracts, financial management tools and budgeting systems, is strongly preferred.

Applicants should have a grasp of social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and be able to coordinate website updates using the DRUPAL platform.

Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments.

Applicants should be able to exercise discretion to determine when issues need to be handled independently or escalated to the supervisor.

Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for cyber and homeland/national security issues and analysis


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department: Office Vice President of Research (OVPR) Family Research Administration Sub-Family Research Program Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm 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:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number:

S007249 Job Open Date: 05/22/2018 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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