The Project Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant in Foreign Policy’s Energy Security and Climate Initiative (ESCI) works under the day-to-day supervision of the ESCI Fellow to provide research and writing assistance and coordinates with the Co-Chairs of the Cross-Brookings Initiative on Energy and Climate (CBI) to manage CBI research and activities. The Project Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant coordinates day-to-day activities of the group, involving scholars from multiple research programs. The Project Coordinator and Senior Research Assistant assists the ESCI Fellow with research for and drafting of publications on a broad range of energy and climate issues, assists the ESCI Fellow and development staff with stewardship of donors, and is responsible for coordinating and executing meetings and events as directed by the Fellow and Co-Chairs.
Project Management (50%)
Research Support (50%)
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; focus on international relations, political science, economics, public policy, or sciences related to energy or climate change is preferred. Minimum three years relevant work experience required (including prior administrative and/or project management experience). Must also have strong academic record and proven outstanding writing skills. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Demonstrable knowledge in one or more of the following fields is required: energy markets and systems, international climate change negotiations and mitigation efforts, and the broader climate/energy/food/water/land nexus. Excellent organizational skills required; must be able to work independently and prioritize accordingly. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite required (particularly with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of social media and digital outlets required. Must be flexible, able to participate in several diverse projects at the same time, must be a congenial team player, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Complete English language fluency required.
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