Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Asian Studies Program is Looking for a New Program Assistant

Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Posting Number: Staff - 003317
Working Title: Program Assistant, Asian Studies Program and Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 11
Recruitment Salary Range: $16.29/hour

Function:

This position provides administrative and programmatic support to the BA and MA Asian Studies academic programs; Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA); and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. In particular, this position involves academic scheduling, event and seminar planning, budgeting, student advising, making travel arrangements, and managing social media and communications tools.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree, or higher, plus 0-2 years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:    
• Knowledge of a modern Asian language
• Demonstrated experience and interest in Asia and international affairs
• Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills
• Experience using social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, and blogs) for outreach, targeted campaigns, and fund-raising
• Prior professional experience in either project or program management
• Experience with marketing, outreach, and academic recruiting
• Experience with website design and management
• Cross-cultural experience and/or working in an international environment
• Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks while meeting multiple deadlines
• Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to work with little supervision, but also teamwork skills
To apply for this position, please see https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/21120 for more details:

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies is looking for a new Operations Manager.

Title:  Operations Manager, Sigur Center for Asian Studies
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 15
Recruitment Salary Range: $42,000 - $45,450

To apply for this position, please see details at: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/21015

Responsibility:
1. Coordinates the overall management of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies including finance and personnel oversight. This includes hiring and supervising support staff. Responsible for financial management of the Center to include processing reimbursements, grants, contracts, invoices and assisting the Director with formulation and oversight of budget.

2. Oversees all aspects of Center grants and sponsored research life cycle. This includes proposal submission, award management, budget tracking, and close-out.

3. Functional and administrative supervision is exercised over 2-4 full-time staff members and approximately 5 part-time student employees. Specifically, the Operations Manager supervises the Center’s full-time Program Coordinator and Program Assistant as well as the Rising Powers Initiative’s Research Manager.

4. Part-time staff supervised includes 3 Staff Assistants, 1 Finance Assistant, and 1 Communications and Events Assistant.

5. Reviews projects to ensure compliance with federal regulations, Department/School/University guidelines, and sponsor requirements.

6. Special projects as assigned by the Director.Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Job Opportunity: PISA Program Assistant (Temporary/Part-time)

**This is a temporary position. The person holding this temporary position would be eligible to be a candidate for the full-time Asian Studies/ PISA Program Assistant Position once it becomes available.**

About PISA:
Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), is a program housed within the Sigur Center for Asian Studies of the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.  Since 1984, PISA has worked with partner organizations in Asia to enhance capacity at the national and regional levels to address emerging concerns in the Asia-Pacific region.  Working with our network of global experts, PISA offers issue-specific programs with particular emphasis on transnational priorities.  PISA programs critically explore challenges in international affairs and how communities, particularly vulnerable communities, are affected by and can prepare for these challenges.  Since 2007, PISA’s work has focused on climate change with special emphasis on developing leadership on this issue within the region. 

Position Description:
This position provides administrative and programmatic support to Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University. In particular, this position involves event and seminar planning, budgeting, making travel arrangements, and managing social media and communications tools.
Approximate Hours per Week: 20
Hourly Wage: $15/hour
Start Date: April 7, 2014
End Date August 22, 2014

Minimum Qualifications: 
Two years of college in an appropriate area of specialization plus two years of relevant experience. Degree requirements may be substituted for a combination of education, training and experience.

Desired Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience and interest in Asia and international affairs
• Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills
• Experience using social media tools (Twitter, Facebook, and blogs) for outreach, targeted campaigns, and fund-raising
• Prior professional experience in either project or program management
• Experience with marketing, outreach, and academic recruiting
• Experience with website design and management
• Cross-cultural experience and/or working in an international environment
• Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple tasks while meeting multiple deadlines
• Familiarity with word processing, database management, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Ability to work with little supervision, but also teamwork skills

Application Procedures:
•Send a cover letter and resume to Linda J. Yarr, Director, PISA at  lyarr@gwu.edu

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fellowship Opportunity

The Taiwan Fellowship was established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to encourage experts and scholars worldwide to conduct research in Taiwan’s universities or research institutions, thereby promoting international partnerships and mutual understanding.

Eligibility:
A. foreign nationals who are professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related departments of overseas universities, or are research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions abroad;
B. candidates recommended by ROC (Taiwan) overseas missions with a field of study on Taiwan’s foreign relations or cross-strait relations.
Those who are currently conducting research, teaching, or studying in Taiwan are ineligible.

Awards:
A.Ticket subsidy
B.Monthly stipend
C.Accident insurance

Application:
Applicants should first submit an on-line application form during 1st May to 30th June 2014 and then submit the following documents to the ROC Embassy or Representative Office in or nearest to their country of residence, as appropriate, for preliminary review before 1st July 2014:
A. Application form;
B. Resume (including a publication list);
C. Research proposal (Three pages in principle using a standard research format); and
D. Two letters of recommendation, or one letter of recommendation and one letter of consent from the chief administrator of their institute.
For details, please see the Guidelines to the Taiwan Fellowship; for further information and on-line application, please visit website: http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw/eng/index.aspx

Note:
1.The jurisdictional areas of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO): Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware.
2.Eligible applicants please first submit an on-line application form then enclose documents and send to following address: (Please make a note of “Taiwan Fellowship” on envelope)

Education Division,
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in U. S. (TECRO)
4201 Wisconsin Ave., NW, #20

Washington, DC 20016

Job Opportunity: Chinese Cryptologic Linguist

Position summary:
·         Senior linguist role supporting a US Government program in the Baltimore / Washington, D.C. area.
·         Basic tasks include scanning/categorizing/prioritizing audio and visual materials to identify items that require further processing and providing gists, extracts, full, and verbatim transcripts.
·         Advanced tasks include analysis of materials based on cultural/technical/experiential insights, drafting reports and assessments, sensitive material quantity control, and briefing results to senior leaders.
·         Some travel (10%) may be required.

Optimal Candidates:
·         Fluency in written and spoken Chinese. (ILR level 5 - www.govtilr.org) More than one dialect is preferable.
·         Advanced degree(s) in: Chinese language, culture, international relations, etc. Engineering or information technology.
·         7+ years of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and US military/government intelligence experience.
·         Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with current SSBI and Polygraph.

(Absolute) Minimum Requirements:
·         ILR level 3 proficiency in speaking, reading, and listening.
·         Conversational and written American English language fluency.
·         US Citizen able to obtain a Top Secret clearance. Candidates without an active clearance will be required to obtain the appropriate level of clearance before beginning work, which could take up to a year or longer. If you are a good fit for this role, but do not currently possess a clearance, please contact us and we can begin the process to assess and align opportunities with your career path.
·         Able to substantiate several years of professional language services or demonstrated mastery of the language (native speaker, professional writing samples, work experience, etc.).
·         College degree from an accredited institution, exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Compensation Summary:
·         Salary is commensurate with level of experience ranging from $98,000 to $130,000.
·         Medical / Dental insurance; paid time off; federal holidays; voluntary short/long term disability; voluntary term life benefit; 401(k) with company matching; relocation assistance available.


To Apply: Go to MJ-6 Online Application to submit resume

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Young Professional International Career Dinner Series

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) invites you to YP International Career Dinner Series. The International Career Dinner Series is a signature, annual event inviting young professionals to engage with Washington's top professionals in their chosen field.
The event begins with a networking reception at the UN Foundation, followed by topical dinners held in private homes throughout the DC Metro Area. Each dinner features distinguished speakers who will share their stories, answer your questions, and offer advice based on their experiences in the industry.

Dinner topics include careers in:
-       The State Department
-       Women in International Affairs
-       International Law
-       International Advocacy
-       International Disaster Relief
-       International Organizations
-       International Development
-       International Communications

When
Networking reception: 5 - 6:30 pm
Individual dinners: 7:30pm
Saturday April 12, 2014

Cost
Member = $50
Non-Member = $60

Please find more information on the event below.



Friday, March 21, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival 2014

The Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C invites you to the nation’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, the annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival.  This year the Sakura Matsuri will feature over 20 hours of live musical and dance performances, over 200 martial artists, 25 restaurants and food vendors, and much more opportunities to bring Japan home from the Festival.

The Sakura Matsuri is designed to educate and entertain attendees about the culture and history of Japan. The festival needs over 600 volunteers to help staff this amazing festival.  There are a wide variety of committees, shifts, and tasks for you to choose from to volunteer.

Online applications are accepted until March, 29th 2014.

Visit the festival’s website for information