The program coordinator is responsible for assisting in the administration and operations of the Freeman Chair in China Studies in pursuit of its mission to provide thought leadership in the Washington policy community on China and US-China relations. The Freeman Chair carries out in-depth research, hosts public and private events, directly interacts with the policy community in the US and abroad, and publishes its work in a variety of formats. The program coordinator is an integral part of the team and responsible for overseeing a wide range of program components, including organizing program events, managing the budget and financial reporting, managing the program director’s calendar, managing the internship program, providing support for visiting fellows, assisting with editing of program reports and use of social media, and liaising with research programs and support offices at CSIS and with members of the policy community outside of CSIS. The role has room for additional growth in program management after mastery of essential duties and responsibilities.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 1-2 years of administrative experience required.
- Strong attention to detail, professionalism, good judgment, and leadership skills are essential.
- Ability to multitask and to work closely with a range of individuals with diverse backgrounds, dispositions, and executive levels.
- Ability to write business correspondence and other relevant writing assignments.
- Ability to build complex project budgets and manage expenses.
- A positive attitude, creative outlook, and ability to project a positive and professional image to the public, co-workers, partners, and CSIS partners.
- Familiarity with and interest in contemporary China a plus.