Thursday, April 27, 2017

Know Japanese? Research Associate Position with the Council on Foreign Relations for May or Recent Grad

The Research Associate will work under the direction of a senior fellow on projects related to Japanese studies. The major responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
  • Providing logistical and administrative support to the fellow, including scheduling appointments, handling phone calls, travel arrangements, and drafting correspondence
  • Researching specific areas for articles, book chapters, and other publications, as requested by the fellow
  • Coordinating events logistics, including preparing invitations, corresponding with speakers and presiders, helping to prepare background papers and materials for distribution, and providing other logistical support
  • Assisting with the drafting, proofreading and editing of written material 
  • Managing budgets, including tracking monthly statements, monitoring grant information, writing reports and requests, creating and updating Excel spreadsheets, and preparing vouchers for reimbursement
  • Assisting the fellow with social media outreach, including publishing a blog, website, video, and/or using social media applications such as Twitter, Google+, etc., as needed.
  • Supporting other fellows and departments, upon request.

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, economics, or related social sciences field, with high academic achievement; coursework in Japan studies required; master’s degree preferred
  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills 
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Japanese language proficiency required
  • Related administrative and/or internship experience preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, database management, and Twitter or other social media

Application instructions

Qualified candidates should email or mail a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME (Research Associate, Japan Studies) IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.