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Subject: PLEASE CIRCULATE: Eurasia Program Director Job Posting
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009
From: "Alisha Kirchoff" <kirchoff@ssrc.org>

Social Science Research Council
Eurasia Program Officer/Director

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, invites applications for a Program Officer/Director to the Eurasia Program. The Eurasia program works to develop new directions for scholarship on this region, and to provide opportunities for international networking and collaborative research. Eurasia Program Title VIII-funded program activities are designed to support and strengthen the field of Eurasian studies. For more information about the Eurasia Program, visit our website: http://programs.ssrc.org/eurasia/ . Please note, the hiring of an individual for this position is conditional upon the availability of full project funding.

The Program Officer/Director will supervise the program and its small team of dedicated professionals, and will be responsible for the overall management of the Eurasia Program, particularly the Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia. S/he will contribute to all aspects of strategic planning and will help facilitate communications and network-building among faculty, researchers, graduate students and institutions in both the United States and in the countries of Eurasia. The Officer/Director will be expected to identify linkages and synergies between past and current Eurasia Program activities and other Council programming helping to expand Eurasia Program networks. The Officer/Director will have the opportunity to aid in facilitating outreach between academic and policy communities, while continuing to fundraise, develop proposals and liaise with program donors.

The best qualified candidates will have a Ph.D. in the Social Sciences, expertise in at least one and preferably two countries of Eurasia through research, teaching or organizational work, as well as experience in planning and implementing scholarly events and related activities. Applicants must have excellent speaking and writing skills in English, in addition to high level proficiency in Russian and/or at least one additional language of Eurasia. knowledge and experience administering federal grants; familiarity with the grants.gov system and Title VIII Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia (Independent States of the Former Soviet Union) is preferred.

This position will require energy, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to travel domestically and internationally. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively, to manage multiple priorities and projects effectively, and to lead and supervise staff teams.

Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; gym reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more. Provisions are made for professional staff to continue their development as professional social scientists while at the Council.

Applications will be accepted through June, 2009. Ideally, the position will be filled by late summer/ early fall 2009.

To apply, candidates must send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae and three references. Please also submit copies of two professional, published writing samples.

E-MAIL: Applications@ssrc.org
MAIL: Human Resources - Eurasia Program Director Search
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