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Deputy Director, Asia Program

Job Summary:

Through high-level conferences, small workshops, and research, GMF’s Asia Program aims to develop common U.S.-European approaches to challenges emanating from Asia. It also works to build closer U.S.-Europe-Asia partnerships to strengthen the liberal international order at a time when it is increasingly contested. The program’s signature event is the twice annual Stockholm China Forum, but similar programming is conducted with friends in India, Japan, and Taiwan.

The Deputy Director will play a key management role for the Asia program, including supervising and managing program/research officers and assistants in three cities, and overseeing substantive coordination across the team at all levels, including Senior Fellows, Resident Fellows, and Visiting Fellows. The Deputy works closely with the Director to oversee and coordinate strategic development and implementation of all aspects of the Asia program’s work, including its policy and research agendas, development of partnerships with outside organizations, and engagement with U.S. and foreign government and non-government officials. Ensuring that the program’s work aligns with and supports its strategic priorities, including by balancing convening and original research, are a critical function of this role.

The Deputy will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day work of the Asia Program’s team, to include program operations, and will be the primary liaison to the program’s staff in both Brussels and Berlin. The Deputy will represent the program at public events, speaking engagements, media availabilities, and other meetings as needed. S/he will lead the development and implementation of the program’s domestic outreach efforts and will travel domestically and internationally to events and meetings, including fundraising events, at the request of the Director. The Deputy Director will engage current U.S. and foreign government policymakers and will assist with fundraising and ongoing engagements with donors as needed.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

– Oversee the day-to-day work of the Asia program’s team, to include program operations.
– Supervise and manage program/research officers and assistants and oversee substantive coordination across the team among Senior Fellows, Resident Fellows, and Visiting Fellows.
– Oversee and coordinate strategic development and implementation of all aspects of the program’s work, including its policy and research agendas, development of partnerships with outside organizations, and engagement with U.S. and foreign government and non-government officials.
– Ensure that the program’s work align with and supports its strategic priorities, including by balancing convening with original research.
– Represent the program at public events, speaking engagements, media availabilities, and other meetings as needed.
– Lead development and implementation of the domestic outreach component of the Asia program’s work
– Author and contribute to blog posts, op-eds and other research and policy papers, and help edit the program’s products.
– Travel domestically and internationally to events and meetings, including fundraising events.

Knowledge and Skills Needed:

– Considerable substantive knowledge of the Indo-Pacific, especially Japan and Korea, and the connections of the regions to the transatlantic partnership and individual members of that partnership. A strong record of work in these areas (10+ years in a relevant field), a portion of which must include prior management experience.
– Research, analytic, and policy development capabilities related to Asia, especially Northeast Asia, and Japanese and Korean evolving policies towards Europe and the United States. Some experience or familiarity with European policies towards Asia are highly desirable.
– Meaningful relationships with experts and officials inside and outside of government in the United States, Asia, and Europe.
– Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to translate strategic guidance into operational tasks and balance convening with original research.
– Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, flexible, and creative in solving problems; strong organizational skills and an ability to juggle competing priorities and work under pressure.
– Strong research, writing, analytical, and oral communication skills are essential for this position.
– Excellent project management skills with superb attention to detail and an ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced, team-orientated environment on two continents.
– Ability to exercise sound judgment and act independently.
– Fluency in written and spoken English is required; written and spoken proficiency in an Asian language highly desirable.
– Strong computer skills, (MS Office programs and database management).
– Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain high-level contacts.

Education:

– Master’s Degree in international relations, security studies, or a related field, required, along with 5+ years in a relevant field and prior management experience.

 

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