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The Bridging Voices Project Coordinator will oversee the management and upkeep of the Bridging Voices: Next Generation online and in-person network and provide administrative and logistical project support to the Bridging Voices Project Manager. Bridging Voices: Next Generation is a three-year program funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation. The Project Coordinator will support a grant-making program which seeks to address the future of religion in the public square in the US and UK, while also supporting a network of experts, practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the religion and international affairs space. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Set up, plan and manage the online platform for the Bridging Voices: Next Generation Network

• Recruit and manage members of the Bridging Voices: Next Generation Network
• Manage the Network’s activities, including organizing webinars, workshops, conference calls, online debates, and more
• Support the project manager through administrative tasks such as setting up meetings, updating contact lists, collecting information and data, booking travel, and more
• Support the project manager in event management and delivery, such as booking venues, negotiating contracts, planning and organizing speakers, booking travel and more
• Support the project manager in the management of the grants program, aiding in the selection process, contract management, grant management and grantee communications
• Support the project manager in the dissemination, collection and analysis of project evaluation
• Support the project manager in internal and external communications for the project
• Support the project manager in interim and final reporting the Henry R. Luce Foundation

  • Previous project coordination experience
  • Previous basic finance experience
  • Previous events management experience
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Previous experience working with diverse stakeholders, including universities, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions and government entities
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, religious studies, political science or sociology

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.ukinusa.fco.gov.uk. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
9 August 2017
Full-time, Long Term Contract
40
N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
United States
Washington
British Embassy
1
$18.75
25 September 2017

This post offers a strong benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package. 

Staff recruited locally by the British Embassy are subject to terms and conditions of service according to local American employment law.

To review the full Role Profile (job description) please check our website at this link: http://www.britishcouncil.us/about-us/career-opportunities

Resume and a cover letter should be submitted by 09 August 2017. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must infrom their Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we cannot guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

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The British Embassy and its Consulates are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.

This opportunity is closed to applications.