Fields: political science, international relations, Middle East, peacebuilding, Arabic
About the Organization: The Project on Middle East Political Science (POMEPS) is a national network of scholars based at GWU’s Institute for Middle East Studies.
About the Position: This position will support the project in all of its capacities so that the Elliott School may continue to receive grant funding for this project in the future. The POMEPS Program Associate reports to the director of POMEPS. In addition to managing the two main grants that fund POMEPS operations (the Henry Luce Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York) the Program Associate will also assist the director with any other special grants that forward its goals. Specific responsibilities include:
- Editing/Posting: Edits papers for inclusion in POMEPS publications. Prepares content for introduction to POMEPS Series and POMEPS Briefs collections. May also assist in soliciting, editing, and publishing articles to the Monkey Cage at The Washington Post.
- Budget and Project Management: Develops and manages project budgets. Implements and oversees financial control procedures, and approves expenditures. Oversees the record management of project-related invoices, jobs and contractual agreements. Ensures compliance with GWU policies and grant contracts. Investigates new grant opportunities for POMEPS.
- Events: Initiates, plans, organizes, executes, and supports POMEPS conferences, workshops, public panels and books discussions, networking receptions, and other events.
- Communications/Outreach: Manages POMEPS outreach and public relations activities. Develops and leads the implementation of communication strategic initiatives. Works with the graphic designer and printer for production of POMEPS publications.
- Website creative development and maintenance: Manages POMEPS website; Provides written content, photos, and video for website; Works with web developer on website design.
- Bachelor’s degree with significant coursework and/or background in the Middle East is required.
- Strong writing and editing skills; Copy editing experience/professional writing background; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to network and promote projects
- Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail
- Excellent ability in Excel; Experience with website development and maintenance (preferably WordPress)
- Prior professional experience in either project or program management; Event planning skills
- Strong, demonstrated teamwork skills; Ability to be flexible, work independently, assume responsibility, and to initiate new ideas
- Willingness to work a limited number of evening and weekend hours; Ability to travel internationally and domestically for events
- Grant management experience including budget preparation, monitoring, and evaluation; Experience with grant writing and applications
- Preferred: Arabic language skills
Estimated Salary: $47,500 – $60,200 + benefits
Deadline: ASAP / Not Given