Program Officer - Policy Programming
- The Stanley Foundation
- Muscatine, IA
- Non Profit
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- Mid Career
- Last Date To Apply
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The Stanley Foundation seeks a program officer for its Policy and Outreach Department. The chosen candidate will conceptualize, design, and implement programming that focuses on strengthening multilateral approaches to peace and security and building support for multilateralism, especially in the United States. Foundation programming in this area relies heavily on expert dialogues (dialogues include US and foreign officials, influential scholars, journalists, and NGO leaders). It also includes analysis and a wide variety of communication and advocacy activities to develop and build support for specific policy initiatives.
The Stanley Foundation brings fresh voices, original ideas, and lasting solutions to debates on global and regional problems. It is a nonpartisan, private operating foundation that focuses primarily on peace and security issues and advocates principled multilateralism. For us, principled multilateralism means working respectfully across differences to create balanced and just solutions.
The Stanley Foundation’s work recognizes the essential roles of the policy community, media professionals, and the involved public in building sustainable peace. Much of our work aims at connecting people from different backgrounds, and that often produces clarifying insights and innovative solutions.
The program officer reports to the Director of Policy and Outreach and works closely with other foundation program officers and experts. This is an excellent opportunity to shape and focus programming and analysis that fits within the foundation’s highly regarded work on evolving global systems, human protection, and nuclear security.
LOCATION. This position is located at the foundation headquarters in Muscatine, Iowa, a community of 23,000 people on the Mississippi River. The area offers affordable housing, good schools, and a variety of recreational opportunities.
The Stanley Foundation offers competitive salaries and a full benefits package. For more information on the Stanley Foundation, visit our Web site at www.stanleyfoundation.org.
The ideal candidate will be broadly trained in the field of international relations with an advanced degree or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline. In addition, a strong candidate should possess:
· Project team leadership experience.
· Strong organizational and communication skills.
· Advanced analytical and writing skills.
· Demonstrated collaborative skills on behalf of shared goals in a team setting.
· Proven capacity to set realistic goals and meet program schedules.
· Clear ability to connect larger ideas with the practical realities of their accomplishment.
· Initiative and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Desirable traits include:
· Experience working with the US government or with international organizations.
· Experience with policy or foundation programming.
· Foreign language skills.
· International experience.
The position requires frequent travel.
- Dana Pittman
Please send letter of interest, résumé, references, and writing sample that explains an international issue in a clear, direct way to:
Mr. Dana Pittman
Human Resources Administrator
Deadline for application: January 11, 2013
An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V