Program Coordinator, Institute for Economics and Peace, NY

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is a non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. Rated for the past two years as one of the world’s most impactful think tanks with a budget under $5 million and a think tank to watch by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index, the Institute is looking to expand its New York office.

IEP is a non-partisan and not-for-profit organization with offices in Sydney, Mexico City and New York. IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness. The research outputs of the Institute have been featured in leading media internationally, from the New York Times, the Guardian, the Economist, Huffington Post, Washington Post, CNN, and BBC and are widely cited by intergovernmental organizations and in academia.

IEP’s New York office builds the profile and partnerships for the organization in the Americas and runs key initiatives to translate peace research into programs, policy, and action. It holds key partnerships in the United States and Latin America, including liaising closely with the United Nations, think tanks, funders, government, and academia. This office maintains a prodigious events and public speaking calendar, and launches major reports with hallmark events in Washington D.C. and New York City, including the Global Peace Index, Positive Peace Report, Global Terrorism Index, and Mexico Peace Index, as well as annual conferences. IEP has an established academic network and is currently expanding its programs to develop course and training materials.

The Program Coordinator supports the output of the New York office, contributing to the planning, organizing, and operations of outreach and engagement programs. In this role, you will be expected to work on a range of tasks, from event planning to communicating with a global network of supporters. While this is a support role, there are significant opportunities for learning and to impact operations. You will be expected to be flexible across duties and to bring a creative and impassioned approach to the mission. Please note that this is not a research position.

Key Responsibilities
Organize and execute public events, including conferences, report releases, and workshops.
Manage network of Global Peace Index Ambassadors and act as a key contact.
Develop contact databases and contribute to stakeholder mapping and engagement plans.
Support relationship management and key partnerships for IEP with international organizations, government representatives, NGOs, and think tanks, academic institutions and researchers.
Represent IEP in public forums, in conjunction with Director.
Draft written products, such as event briefings and online content.
Process and maintain financial and administrative records, including budgets and office expenses.
Work with colleagues on the development and dissemination of educational materials.
Contribute to fundraising plans, including grant applications.
Other duties, as assigned.

University (or equivalent) degree combined with 2-4 years of working experience, preferably in public affairs, social enterprise, government, or in program support in global development, international relations, peacebuilding, or economic research.
Demonstrated experience with event planning.
Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, and oral communications skills.
Strong political acumen, with the ability to act as an organizational representative, interacting with people from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds.
Top-notch organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
Prior experience maintaining financial records.
Reliable, flexible, and delivers results in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work selected nights and weekends.
Excellent interpersonal skills (and sense of humor!) and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with staff both in New York and in other offices; ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
Additional written language proficiency, particularly Spanish or French.
Knowledge of mechanisms of international governance as well as of the international development and peacebuilding space is preferred.

Application instructions

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and your CV to the attention of Michelle Breslauer at jobs(at)

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