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Executive Assistant

Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

Resident Scholar – Iraq & Iran

 

Job Title: Executive Assistant

  • Location:Washington, DC
  • Experience: Early career
  • Deadline: 5/11/2018


Position Description

The Arabia Foundation, a Washington DC-based think tank that specializes in the geopolitics of the Arabian Gulf, is seeking a full-time Executive Assistant to begin as soon as possible. The executive assistant will be primarily responsible for supporting both the founder and director by answering phones, scheduling, travel arrangements, correspondence, and meeting coordination. He/she will also be responsible for maintaining supplies, document production, reception duties, and tracking staff office calendars.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent degree;
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a personal assistant, executive assistant, HR assistant or other related position;
  • Previous experience working with a non-profit organization a plus;
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines while managing and completing multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to work independently and take constructive criticism;
  • Excellent project management skills, organizational skills, and ability to manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

 

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to send a curriculum vitae and the contact details of three references (preferably in one combined PDF file) via e-mail to info@arabiafoundation.org with “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.


Job Title: Resident Scholar – Gulf Cooperation Council States

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: Mid-career and up
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience


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.


Job Title: Resident Scholar – Iraq & Iran

  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Experience: Mid-career and up
  • Deadline: N/A
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

 

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 Iraq & Iran.

Qualifications

  • Intimate knowledge of the geopolitics and socioeconomics of Iraq & Iran;
  • Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to: Iraqi politics, Iranian politics; Iraq-Iran relations, Iraq-GCC relations, IRGC, Quds Force, Popular Mobilization Forces, Kurdish groups;
  • 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: Iraq & Iran” in the e-mail subject heading. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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