The National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School aims to be the intellectual powerhouse supporting a robust American national security posture—dedicated to incorporating a realistic assessment of the threats facing the United States and finding real-world answers to hard national security questions and providing them to policymakers in way they can easily consume.
We strive to educate future leaders and to shape the debate on critical issues by providing balance to the public discourse and identifying solutions that both enable a robust national defense and safeguard our constitutional liberties.
NSI is looking for a Policy Program Coordinator who will be responsible for successfully planning and coordinating NSI policy program efforts, including publications, events, virtual and media-focused programming, as well as representing NSI in our Congressional engagement work.
NSI’s Policy Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating from inception to execution policy programs, events, and trainings geared towards legislative and executive branch officials, private sector leaders, NSI experts, and the public. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Planning and coordinating NSI events and other programmatic activities;Managing administrative activities related to fiscal management, procurement, and other administrative and support services;
- Assisting with research, writing, and publishing NSI research and advocacy papers and other written materials;
- Interacting with NSI leadership and staff, as well as media, general public, and government officials to plan and coordinate activities;
- Managing event registration;
- Preparation of event materials;
- On-site event management;
- Managing activities related to NSI’s website and social media accounts;
- Supporting NSI team in all aspects of NSI’s work; and
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required, as well as experience in event management;
- Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to independently juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;
- Self-starter, highly motivated and detail-oriented;
- Ability to interact with persons at all levels, including high-level legal officials and academics, in a professional manner and in different settings is critical;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- Superior skills with Microsoft Office suite, as well as strong database experience is necessary;
- Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends; and
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally is necessary.
- Public policy experience is desirable.
This is not a supervisory position.