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Offer: Two Job Opportunities at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago, IL

Organization: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Location: United States (Chicago, IL)
Email: hr@thechicagocouncil.org

Job openings:
Senior Fellow on the Global Economy
Assistant Director, Emerging Leaders Program
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Description:
POSITION: Senior Fellow on the Global Economy

DEPARTMENT: Studies

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Studies

SUMMARY: The Senior Fellow will develop a research agenda and communication strategy on critical issues in the global economy. Topics could include, but are not limited to:

U.S. global economic competitiveness
the impact of global trade and current account imbalances
shifts in the global distribution of economic power and its effect on global governance structures
the role of international financial institutions in managing sovereign debt and directing fiscal and monetary policies
the relationship of economic issues to foreign policy and national security

The senior fellow will participate actively in the national and international discourse on these or other related issues through writing and speaking, developing and leading study projects, offering in-depth analysis to The Chicago Council's corporate and leadership members, and contributing to The Chicago Council's Web presence. The senior fellow will work closely with the Council's other senior fellows and with program staff on related activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop and conceptualize a policy-relevant research agenda in the field of global political economy
Conduct original research, contribute to Chicago Council reports, and publish articles in policy journals and op-eds in major newspapers and magazines
Contribute commentary to the broadcast, print, and social media in response to news developments in his or her area of research
Interact with members of The Chicago Council, policy community, academia, and other constituents locally, nationally, and internationally
Assist in building a Chicago Council program in political economy by helping Council staff frame programs on related topics, meeting with visiting foreign officials and experts, and by communicating his or her research directly to the Council's leadership
Establish a significant online presence for the Council's global economy work. This includes establishing a presence in social media, starting and maintaining a blog, and contributing to the Council's Web page.
Work closely with the Director, Foundation Relations, to identify new sources of funding and develop grant requests to support The Chicago Council's survey work.

Qualification:

Advanced training in economics, political science, or public policy and at least 15 years policy experience in government, the academy, international financial institutions, or journalism with a particular focus on U.S. involvement in the global economy
Expertise in at least one major topic in the field of global political economy and the ability to contribute to the discourse in several others. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, economics and national security, sovereign debt in the United States and abroad, economic competitiveness, trade, currencies, capital flows, international financial regulation, and international financial institutions.
A demonstrated capacity to publish widely and engage with policy makers
Superior verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts and topics clearly, thoroughly, and succinctly

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world. Learn more at www.thechicagocouncil.org.

TO APPLY Please e-mail a cover letter and résumé as Word documents to hr@thechicagocouncil.org. You can also apply via the Council's Web site at www.thechicagocouncil.org in the Career Opportunities section. EOE

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POSITION: Assistant Director, Emerging Leaders Program

DEPARTMENT: Studies

REPORTS TO: Director, Global Chicago/Global Midwest

SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director is to work with the Director, Global Chicago/Global Midwest and the Vice President, Studies, to support and manage the Council's Emerging Leaders (EL) program. The EL Program engages approximately twenty members of Chicago's next generation of leaders in a two-year program designed to engage them in the global issues effecting our city and nation. Now in its fourth year, the EL program includes two classes of alumni, an active first-and second-year class, and a competitive and lengthy application and selection process. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in designing and executing events such as breakfast briefings, lunchtime presentations, evening talks, half-day seminars, two full day retreats, and private meetings with visiting experts, political figures, authors, and scholars on a wide range of global issues. The Assistant Director will work closely with the Director and Vice President to develop and support new initiatives such as creating a first-year curriculum, planning a second-year trip, and developing a robust alumni program.

RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Support the EL selection process by: creating an extensive and diverse distribution list for the call for nominations; tracking the nomination solicitation process and application process; preparing materials for the selection committee; and managing the interview and announcement process.
Assist in creating a first-year curriculum designed to prompt discussion around leadership, current events, and key global challenges confronting Chicago.
Help develop, manage, implement, and coordinate bimonthly half-day meetings. In partnership with colleagues in the Council's programming departments, identify and recruit key domestic and international leaders in government, foreign policy, business, NGOs, and academia to engage with the Emerging Leaders in small-group discussions.
Support and help design two full-day retreats.
Support the research and development of the second-year final report.
Help design and organize a second-year study trip.
Organize the final project's release event.
Build distribution lists for the final report's dissemination, among other tasks.
Prepare and maintain the EL directory of contact information.
Support the social activities planned by the ELs.
Help develop a robust alumni program.
Support EL related fundraising activities.
Support Council activities by working 2-3 non-EL programs each month. Programs are often held before or after regular business hours.

Qualification:

Bachelor degree required, an advanced degree in international relations or public policy is preferred; demonstrated interest in international relations, current events, and public policy.
Experience in developing a multi-faceted, high-volume, events-driven leadership program.
Excellent organizational, time-management, and leadership skills. The ability to manage simultaneous projects on varying topics with minimal supervision.
Professional maturity and a sophisticated understanding of the political, economic, and civic communities in the Chicago area
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and professionally in a creative, fast-paced, team environment.
Ability and willingness to work weekday evenings and mornings to support Council events.

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922 as The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, is a leading independent, nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. The Chicago Council brings the world to Chicago by hosting public programs and private events featuring world leaders and experts with diverse views on a wide range of global topics. Through task forces, conferences, studies, and leadership dialogue, the Council brings Chicago's ideas and opinions to the world. Learn more at www.thechicagocouncil.org.

TO APPLY Please e-mail a cover letter and resume as Word documents to hr@thechicagocouncil.org. You can also apply via the Council's Web site at www.thechicagocouncil.org in the Career Opportunities section. EOE

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