The Associate Director of the Foreign Policy program’s Security and Strategy team (S-Team) provides high-level operations and project management support with a focus on budgeting, finance, and administration of projects across the cluster, including Defense and Deterrence, Order and Strategy, Transnational Challenges and Stabilization, and the Federal Executive Fellows programs. The Associate Director reports to the Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy program (FP VP), and works closely with the FP VP and FP’s Finance, Development, Communications, and Administration staffs to lead budget development and compliance, facilitate funding proposals and reporting, and oversee staff operations and management. The Associate Director is responsible for maintaining a detailed and up to date tracking matrix of activities, planned outputs, and events, for use in developing concept notes, impact planning, and communications planning.
Finance and Development (60%)
Operations and Staff Management (40%)
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in international relations, political science, or related area is preferred. Depending on the level of hire, this position requires a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant professional experience, including experience in project management, budget analysis, and development. Experience working with policy issues and with high-level personnel is strongly preferred. Proven interest and experience in U.S. national security and defense policy issues is preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
The Associate Director must demonstrate management experience and leadership ability; superior organizational and multi-tasking skills; attention to detail; strong interpersonal skills; and poise, discretion and mature judgment. Supervisory experience is required. Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. national security and defense policy issues is strongly preferred. Must be a mature, self-motivated, team player who works well with little or no supervision and gets along well with a variety of personality types. Strong oral and written communication and listening skills, and ability to provide feedback while respecting the abilities of others are required. The Associate Director must be articulate, persuasive, polished, and collegial with ability to successfully interact with high-level individuals in diverse settings. Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced environment with shifting and competing priorities, must be honest and discreet. Ability to effectively utilize all software utilized in contemporary office environment is required. PeopleSoft skills and knowledge preferred.
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