Job Opportunity: Kennan Institute Program Associate

The Kennan Institute seeks a Program Associate who will take a leading role working, with the Program Director and Deputy Director, in defining Kennan Institute (KI) strategic goals related to activities in and around Russia, Ukraine and the region. This position closes on July 12, 2024, or after 100 applications have been received.

For the full position description and application instructions, please refer to the listing on USAJobs.

Duties for this role include the following:

  • Conducts research on Russian, Ukrainian, Eurasian, and related topics as required for the planning and coordination of programmatic activities
  • Stays current on developments in Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia and U.S. policies in the region through researching and fact checking information
  • Identifies and recommends appropriate speakers for public events
  • Produces meeting reports
  • Edits production of the program’s publications and papers
  • Develops, edits and co-authors articles to be published on the Internet and for Wilson Center publications in English and a foreign language
  • Prepares and edits correspondence for the director and other senior Wilson Center staff
  • Responds to and schedules media inquiries and coordinates interviews for the director and scholars
  • Provides financial oversight support to include budget preparation and review utilizing financial software programs
  • Maintains and executes purchase orders, honoraria, contracts, and payments in consultation with the Program Director
  • Works on logistical aspects of conferences, meetings, and other program events, including travel, with internal and external stakeholders to include partner organizations
  • Manages the program’s public website, (including the development of its content); and social media platforms on a daily basis to ensure that they reflect up-to-date information about programmatic initiatives
  • Assists with the coordination of the administration of outreach strategies and internal and external outreach initiatives affiliated with the program

For the full position description and application instructions, please refer to the listing on USAJobs.

The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute is the premier US national center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia, co-founded by George F Kennan in 1974. The mission of the Kennan Institute is to build and sustain deep mutual understanding, cooperation, and exchange among intellectual and opinion leaders in the United States, Russia and the surrounding states – a bedrock for regional and global, peace, prosperity and security.