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Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

Head of Operations

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: mid-to-senior-career
  • Apply by: September 30, 2018
  • Posted: September 5, 2018

Position Description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a full time operations manager who will lead the day-to-day operations and human resources portfolios of the organization. The head of operations will be responsible for providing administrative, budgetary, and human resource oversight. He/she will also be responsible for organizing conferences, panels, and other external events.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of experience in an operations or human resources role;
  • Strong understanding of human resource policy; including management of paid time off (PTO), employee benefits, work from home, payroll, formulating and revising HR policies, and managing personnel issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage organizational budgets with strong background in accounting or finance;
  • Experience in advertising, recruiting, and screening new hires;
  • Familiarity with outside vendor/client support, including contract and billing;
  • Experience designing, organizing, running external events, including high-level conferences and panels;
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently and with limited oversight;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter which details their experiences and skills, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to info@arabiafoundation.org. Please be sure to write “Head of Operations” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.


Job Title: Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: Mid-career and up
  • Apply by: N/A
  • Posted: June 5, 2018

Position Description

The Arabia Foundation, an independent Washington DC-based think tank focused on the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the Middle East, with a particular focus on the Arabian Peninsula, is seeking a resident scholar with expertise on the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Qualifications

  • Intimate knowledge of the geopolitics and socioeconomics of the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC);
  • Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: foreign, defense, security, and trade policies of GCC states; social, political, and economic reform in GCC states; youth, sports, arts, and cultural issues in GCC states;
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. from a top-rated university with an outstanding academic record in political science, international studies, history, social sciences, religious studies, security studies, Middle Eastern studies, or a related discipline with a focus on the Middle East;
  • Minimum three years’ experience as a think-tank fellow or equivalent OR university post-doctoral candidate and/or professor OR senior government policy professional or equivalent OR senior correspondent or journalist;
  • Minimum one year experience researching or working in the Middle East;
  • Distinguished track-record of publication in tier-one English language media, foreign policy journals, and/or peer-reviewed academic journals;
  • Candidates must be first-rate writers with a strong authorial voice, unique perspective, and demonstrated ability to think creatively;
  • Candidates must be comfortable appearing on television, radio, being quoted on the record, and speaking at conferences;
  • Candidates must be comfortable networking with leading DC-area policymakers, academics, journalists, and think tank professionals;
  • Candidates must be comfortable mentoring junior researchers.

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (w/hyper-links), a cover letter which details their research interests and priorities, and the contact details of three references in one combined PDF file via e-mail to info@arabiafoundation.org. Please be sure to write “Resident Scholar: Gulf Cooperation Council States” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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