Associate Director, Center for the Middle East and International Law

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Full Time
Associate Director, Center for the Middle East and International LawThe Center for the Middle East and International Law, a new academic center at George Mason University School of Law, is looking for an Associate Director to build out its programming and content and supervise its operations. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:Responsibilities include day-to-day administration of the Center; leading and developing educational programs for students and outside constituencies (lawyers, media, policymakers); devising topics and recruiting speakers for seminars and conferences; engaging in scholarly writing and supervising scholarly writing of others. The associate director will also assist the executive director with research or other projects as needed. Required Qualifications: Considerable relevant work experience (typically 3+ years) in think tanks or policy positions, with some experience ( 1 year) focused on Middle East issues;Experience working in an academic/research center;JD/PHD or expected by end current academic year;Extensive prior knowledge of Center's subject matter and relevant legal/scholarly issues;Extensive writing skills with proven competence at rapidly producing publishable materials; Experience with media/PR issues;Direct experience in planning and executing events;Demonstrated ability to coordinate simultaneous projects;Excellent organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change; andAvailability for evening and weekend events as necessary. Preferred Qualifications:Experience in government policy position (legislative/executive); Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs; Web page design with WordPress; Conducting and troubleshooting Zoom seminars; andExtensive experience with social media platforms.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education. Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create. If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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