Policy Associate, National Security Institute

George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

Job Details

Department: Antonin Scalia Law School

Classification: Public Relations & Mktg Spec 3

Job Category: Classified Staff

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Arlington

Telework Friendly: Yes

Pay Band: 04

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Restricted: Yes

Criminal Background Check: Yes

About the Department:

The National Security Institute aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture-dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions- and we also strive to educate the next generation of leaders.

About the Position:

The Policy Associate is responsible for supporting various NSI policy programming efforts, including events, publications, and outreach, as well as a wide range of operational and logistical tasks.

  • Supports the development, marketing, and execution of NSI policy events, roundtables, and conferences;
  • Engages with experts and other speakers, updates and maintains NSI websites, and designs communication material;
  • Books and promotes media opportunities for Institute experts and supporting the execution of NSI's social media and press strategy;
  • Assists with the publication and dissemination of NSI research, advocacy papers and other written materials, as well as supports the coordinating of NSI's Congressional and Executive engagements and partnerships;
  • Engages with NSI leadership, staff, and experts, as well as media, government officials, and the general public; and
  • Supports NSI team with other tasks and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Some public policy experience;
  • Strong database experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Superior skill in the use of Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to independently juggle multiple programs and priorities effectively;
  • Ability to interact effectively with persons at all levels, including high-level officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings; and
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and detail-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One or more years of public policy experience.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for the Policy Associate, National Security Institute at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: November 13, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

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