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Project Manager, Political and Security Affairs (PSA)
Washington, D.C.



Project Manager, Political and Security Affairs (PSA)
Washington, D.C.


The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) seeks a Project Manager to contribute to our robust research agenda and help inform and influence U.S. policy and strategy toward the Asia-Pacific. The Project Manager will be responsible for administering several projects and programs within the PSA group, ensuring the quality and timeliness of NBR research, and overseeing the budgets and production processes related to these initiatives. This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt, staff position reporting to the Senior Vice President of Political and Security Affairs.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills, display strong analytical skills and intellectual creativity, and demonstrate an independent and entrepreneurial spirit. S/he will work effectively and collaboratively within an active and motivated team, and help contribute to NBR’s long traditions of professionalism and cordiality. Additionally, s/he should be familiar with a wide range of countries and policy issues in the Asia-Pacific, and possess substantive knowledge of the region, its geopolitical dynamics, and relevant U.S. strategies and policies.

  • B.A. in international relations or a related field required; M.A. in international relations or a related field strongly preferred, though may be supplemented with practical experience.
  • A working knowledge of Asian language(s) also preferred.
  • U.S. military veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: managing the complete range of project activities on schedule, within budget, and according to expectations for timeliness and quality
  • Budget Management: maintaining budgets and budget reports, including tracking and coordinating payments, reimbursements, and other expenses
  • Project Development: working with NBR leadership to conceptualize, develop, and expand PSA’s research agenda
  • Team Building: Leading and motivating project teams to achieve specific objectives, and working within an active research team
  • Research: as opportunities arise, conducting research and writing for a wide variety of internal and external publications
  • Event Management: overseeing the design, logistics, and coordination of project meetings and related publications
  • Outreach: maintaining and updating content on relevant NBR websites; representing NBR before a wide range of audiences
  • Engagement: building and maintaining relationships with business leaders, scholars, government officials, and foreign interlocutors to facilitate research and new projects
  • Participating in and supporting other NBR activities as needed

Application Process:

The deadline for applications is January 2, 2015. To apply, submit the following to NBR:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Application form: PDF or MS Word
  • Three references with name, title, affiliation, relationship to you, phone number, and email address

Please email application materials to: Ms. Kailani Cordell, Director for Human Resources, employment@nbr.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.




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