The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship seeks to hire a talented self-starter to provide administrative support, expand the reach of the fellowship program, and strengthen programming to develop the next generation of peace and security leaders. The Program Associate will work with and report to the executive director of the Scoville Fellowship. The position is 30 hours per week and based in Washington, DC.
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.
• Publicizing the fellowship to raise its profile and continue to receive a large and diverse applicant pool
• Researching and helping to identify potential new sources of funding from foundations and individuals; coordinating outreach to donors, helping to write and edit grant proposals
• Strengthening social networking, including managing and creating content for our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube accounts
• Helping to organize the fellowship’s annual reception and other events for Scoville Fellows with members of the 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 and formatting print ads
• Building relationships for the fellowship with college career advisers, professors, peace and security practitioners, and foreign policy publications
• Updating and expanding contact 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 for each fellowship cycle.
Compensation: $28,800/year for 30 hours/week and additional funds to cover part of the cost of health insurance.
• BA or BS
• Detail-orientation and strong editorial skills
• Expertise in social media and web design and a creative eye
• Development skills to help attract additional donors to the program
• Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat
• Video filming and editing skills
• Technological savvy to streamline the application process
• Interest in international peace and security issues and non-profit management. Although Scoville Fellows focus on policy research and advocacy, these are not among the tasks of the Program Associate.
Candidates are requested to submit the following documents to [email protected] by August 2, 2019.
• A cover letter addressing their qualifications to perform the responsibilities and their interest in international peace and security
• Name and contact information of two references