Program Assistant, Critical Threats Project

Location
Washington, D.C
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 22, 2019
Closes
Sep 21, 2019
Ref
2019-1223
Function
Analyst
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
The Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is seeking an emerging leader to fill the program assistant role. CTP informs policymakers and develops recommendations on emerging security threats to the US, particularly al Qaeda and Iran. CTP also develops its team into the next generation of foreign policy leaders. The program assistant reports to the CTP director and the senior program manager of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies. This position manages four analysts and fulfills operational responsibilities for the team.

Major responsibilities include managing business functions of the project, such as accounts payable, event coordination, administering account access, and managing information technology projects; providing administrative support to the CTP director; developing staff members and interns; managing processes to upload and maintain content on the CTP and AEI websites; facilitating collaboration with other AEI teams and the Institute for the Study of War; managing research projects and measuring impact; identifying how to make CTP's work accessible to a broader audience; and inculcating a positive, professional, and productive work environment - setting an example for junior staff.

The ideal candidate is a systemic thinker who is assertive and has excellent interpersonal skills. He or she has three to four years of experience being on agile, hardworking teams; can reprioritize to changing business needs; and has demonstrated experience in budgeting, financial management, project management, and strategic planning. He or she is solution-oriented, takes initiative, and sees him or herself as a leader. Excellent communication, research, writing and editing, organizational, and interpersonal skills are required. A bachelor's or master's degree in public or business administration, international relations, or Middle East studies is strongly preferred.

AEI offers a stimulating and harmonious work environment and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants should submit an online application, complete with a resume, a cover letter, transcripts, and a 500-word writing sample on a topic related to the position.

About AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars' conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence. AEI is supported by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations; it receives no support from the US or foreign governments and does not engage in contract research.

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