Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Position Description

The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS is home to a distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to generate and apply rigorous historical thinking to the most vexing global challenges. The Center also acts as a bridge between the world of ideas and the world of action, bringing together leading thinkers and policymakers.

The Sr. Academic Program Coordinator supports the Kissinger Center's mission to advance and develop programs, research, and curricula in historically-informed strategy and statecraft. The program coordinator plans, develops, and staffs Center programs and events, supports multi-year research projects and publications, and manages the center's communications, including social media, website, and newsletters. The program coordinator reports to the associate director.

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  • Partnerships: coordinate with partners on joint projects, both within the SAIS Johns Hopkins community and among external constituencies, identify and cultivate new partners, and recruit students.





  • Research and Fellowships: administer multi-year research grants, publications, and programs. Draft grant funding proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports. Identify prospective funders and produce prospect research. Manage center-sponsored fellowships, grants, and prizes for SAIS and Johns Hopkins students.





  • Events: in consultation with the associate director, plan and organize conferences, lectures, workshops, and seminars associated with all center programs, including America and the Future of World Order, International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network, Nuclear Studies Research Initiative, Future Strategy Forum, and other priority initiatives.





  • Communications: maintain and improve the Center's digital presence, including updating and expanding the website, preparing the annual newsletter, and engage students and external stakeholders on social media platforms. Draft correspondence, reports, and other documents for Center donors. Prepare center faculty and leadership for presentations, meetings, or other public events.





  • Curriculum: conduct research on curriculum in history, political science, public policy, and international affairs, and assist students enrolled in center courses.





  • Administrative Support: support the center's administrative needs, as required.







  • Individual must possess a demonstrated ability to operate within both academic and policy environments, including familiarity with universities, graduate training, and scholarly research in international affairs.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle concurrent projects, meet deadlines, and work independently with moderate supervision.
  • Excellent writing, research, and communication skills, and discretion and confidentiality in business dealings. Experience in event planning and communications.
  • Bachelor's required.
  • Five years of related experience required. MA in a related field (history, international relations, or security studies) and 3-5 years professional experience preferred.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience.


Classified Title: Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Working Title: Senior Academic Program Coordinator
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OF
Starting Salary Range: $38,649 - $53,177; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F 37.5
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia
Department name: 60006987-Kissinger Center
Personnel area: SAIS

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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