Research Specialist & Signature Events Coordinator, Center for Jewish Civilization - Walsh School o

Washington D.C.
Jun 28, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Specialist & Signature Events Coordinator, Center for Jewish Civilization - Walsh School of Foreign Service

The Center for Jewish Civilization (CJC) is an interdisciplinary teaching and research unit in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. The CJC specializes in subjects ranging from American-Middle Eastern foreign policy as it pertains to Israel, to Holocaust and genocide studies, to Jewish-Catholic relations both past and present, to Jewish literature, culture, and religious expression. Judaism is examined as a religion and as a civilization in dynamic dialogue with other peoples and polities.

The Research Specialist & Signature Events Coordinator is responsible for research and academic support for CJC faculty and fellows on the subject of international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy.  S/he will assist faculty with independent research and edit faculty opinion pieces and other items for publication, and well in the development of the Washington Forum on Jewish public affairs and manage all related events.  Reporting to the CJC Director, the Research Specialist & Signature Events Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Assists CJC faculty and fellows with independent research in international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy.
  • Apprises faculty and fellows of new or interesting developments in their field of inquiry.
  • Edits and assists faculty and fellows with publishing opinion pieces and other publications.
  • Consults with faculty and fellows about relevant ideas to be explored in print/digital field.

Signature Events Coordination and Outreach

  • In coordination with the CJC Director and faculty, develops and launches the Washington Forum on Jewish public affairs, including developing the rationale and public explanation for the series.
  • Coordinates and manages all forum events - for example, identifying speakers and subjects, scheduling, space reservations, invitations/advertising, catering, equipment, setup and cleanup, and other related duties.
  • Coordinates the advertisement of the forum on the CJC's website and social media platforms.
  • Solicits the interest of journalists, think tanks, and other stakeholders in the forum.
  • Tracks the budget in conjunction with the CJC Center Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 2 years of related research and professional experience
  • Research experience in international relations and Middle Eastern foreign policy
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • A strong orientation to detail, deadlines, and customer service

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