Program Assoc, Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (Wash DC)

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Providing opportunities for future leaders in peace & security.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship seeks to hire a talented self-starter interested in international peace and security and related fields for a Program Associate position.

The Scoville Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. To date, the program has awarded 179 fellowships. Scoville Fellows contribute to the work of their institution through research, writing, public education, and/or advocacy. They may focus on arms control and nonproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. Fellows attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The program recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides the fellows a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipend for attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.

The Program Associate will work with the Executive Director and will have the following responsibilities:

● Publicizing the fellowship to raise the profile and increase applications
● Strengthening social networking, including our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts
● Creating new social media content (e.g. GIFs, short videos, etc.)
● Helping to organize annual reception and other events for fellows and DC peace and security community
● Filming annual reception and interviews with current and former fellows and their supervisors
● Assisting in strengthening alumni network
● Maintaining and updating website
● Creating/formatting print ads
● Building relationships for the fellowship with college career advisers, professors, peace and security practitioners, and foreign policy publications
● Updating/expanding lists of political science, international relations and relevant professors as well as prestigious fellowships offices and college career advisors to send fellowship information
● Proofreading and editing documents
● Processing applications—saving and merging documents, notifying applicants of missing items

Qualifications: BA or BS, expertise in social media and web design, development skills to help attract additional donors, technological savvy to streamline the application process, video filming and editing, Adobe Acrobat, detail oriented, good editor, interest in international peace and security issues

Compensation: $28,800/year for 30 hours/week and additional funds to cover part of the cost of health insurance.

Applications will only be accepted from candidates living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications to perform the responsibilities and their interest in international peace and security, a resume, and the name and contact information of two references to by June 22, 2018. 

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