Job Description

MEI’s Vice President for Policy is seeking an energetic, hard-working, and independent full-time assistant to help with administrative and research tasks that are essential to the running of MEI’s Policy Center.

Administrative tasks include:

  • Drafting letters and correspondence.
  • Keeping notes and minutes for various in-person and virtual meetings.
  • Producing agendas and preparatory materials for Policy Center meetings and events.
  • Helping prepare supervisor for events and engagements.
  • Monitoring supervisor’s schedule.
  • Liaising with various junior and senior members of staff to accomplish day-to-day tasks.

Research tasks include:

  • Collaborating and brainstorming with the supervisor on various research projects.
  • Providing annotated bibliographies for supervisor to review.
  • Editing and proofreading written material.
  • Drafting summaries of primary and secondary sources to aid in the supervisors’ research.
  • Monitoring current events and trends in the region on a week-to-week basis.
  • Collaborating on policy papers, articles, and other material.

Qualifications

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in International Relations or a related field, and will have demonstrated a strong academic record (3.0 or higher). Candidates must have a strong interest in the Middle East, and ideally will have both travel experience and skill in a Middle Eastern language. Candidates must also have 0.5-1 year of experience in administrative and research roles, either through extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, or previous internships.

Salary:

Salary competitive and commensurate to experience. Excellent benefits.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@mei.edu. Please use “Policy Center Assistant" as the subject line in your e-mail.