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Founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council is a nonpartisan organization that galvanizes US leadership and engagement in the world, in partnership with allies and partners, to shape solutions to global challenges. We are headquartered in Washington, DC.
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FRI, JUN 18, 2021
Deputy Director and Coordinator, China Global Hub
STAFF
The Atlantic Council’s China Global Hub is seeking a Deputy Director to manage its daily operations and help the Council achieve its ambitious strategic objectives regarding galvanizing allies and partners to meet the wide array of challenges posed by the rise of China.
FRI, JUN 18, 2021
Director, China Global Hub
STAFF
The Atlantic Council’s China Global Hub is seeking an experienced, resourceful, well-organized, collaborative, and collegial Director to manage its daily operations and help the Atlantic Council achieve its ambitious strategic objectives to galvanize allies to meet the array of challenges posed by China.
FRI, JUN 11, 2021
Human Resources Specialist, Total Rewards
STAFF
The Atlantic Council is seeking a talented, energetic, and motivated Human Resources (HR) Specialist to administer and facilitate a variety of human resource tasks related to benefits administration, payroll oversight, and employee recognition and engagement.
WED, JUN 9, 2021
US-Turkey Congressional-Parliamentary Fellowship
FELLOWSHIP
The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship is a non-partisan, non-residential fellowship program that connects staff members from the US House and Senate with Atlantic Council senior fellows and other leading experts.
Atlantic Council in Turkey
Energy & Environment
Europe & Eurasia
Migration
WED, JUN 9, 2021
Deputy Director, Individual Resilience Initiative (IRI), Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
STAFF
The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center seeks an entrepreneurial, sophisticated thinker, and creative event producer with experience organizing major convenings and/or building a program or a brand.
Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
WED, JUN 2, 2021
Receptionist, Office of Finance and Operations
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a professional, energetic, and reliable Front Desk Receptionist and Administrative Assistant to perform reception responsibilities, welcome visitors, and provide administrative support to the Office of Finance and Operations.
TUE, JUN 1, 2021
Program Assistant, Development and Board Relations
OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual to support the Senior Vice President, Advancement and Partnerships, and Atlantic Council Board of Directors.
WED, MAY 19, 2021
Human Resources Coordinator
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, energetic, and motivated Human Resources (HR) Coordinator to provide administrative support to the HR team for a full range of HR-related tasks in one of Washington’s most dynamic global policy organizations.
MON, MAY 17, 2021
Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Individual Giving, Development
OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS
The Atlantic Council seeks an Assistant Director, Annual Fund and Individual Giving will work with the SVP, Advancement, and Partnerships to develop and implement strategic plans for annual giving, activation of individual members and prospective members.
TUE, MAY 11, 2021
Associate Editor, Digital Forensic Research Lab
STAFF
The Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) is seeking to hire a full-time associate editor to coordinate our daily editing and publishing activities.
Digital Forensic Research Lab
TUE, MAY 4, 2021
Deputy Director, Board Relations and Strategic Planning, Development
OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS
The Atlantic Council seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, self-starting, and solutions-oriented individual to serve as deputy director of board relations and strategic planning.
MON, APR 26, 2021
Deputy Director, Extreme Heat Program, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
STAFF
The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center seeks a seasoned, sophisticated project manager to serve as Deputy Director, Extreme Heat Program.
Adrienne Arsht – Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center
WED, APR 21, 2021
Deputy Director, Finance & Operations
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
The Atlantic Council seeks an organized, entrepreneurial, and motivated professional to serve as the Deputy Director of Finance & Operations.
MON, APR 19, 2021
Senior Fellow, New American Engagement Initiative
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a dynamic, non-mainstream intellectual entrepreneur to staff and build the New American Engagement Initiative (NAEI), an exciting new effort to challenge conventional foreign policy thinking, question tired assumptions in particular regarding military engagement, and help US government policy-makers to manage risks in decision-making and resource allocation in a manner that fits the times and is at the same time thoughtful and provocative.
New American Engagement Initiative
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
WED, APR 14, 2021
Research Assistant, Executive Office
EXECUTIVE OFFICE
The Atlantic Council seeks a curious, engaging, internationally experienced self-starter with proven reporting, writing, editing, research, organizational, and social media skills to serve as Research Assistant to our President and CEO.
FRI, APR 9, 2021
Program Assistant, Israel, Middle East Programs
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, motivated, and creative program assistant to support the work of one of the Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs’ newest projects.
Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East programs
THU, APR 8, 2021
Editor, New Atlanticist
COMMUNICATIONS
The Atlantic Council seeks a motivated, talented, and creative editor to help oversee, define, and expand the Atlantic Council’s flagship newsletter, New Atlanticist, as well as help edit and shape other top editorial initiatives.
THU, APR 8, 2021
Project Assistant, Asia Security Initiative
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as a project assistant with the Asia Security Initiative in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
Asia Security Initiative
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
THU, APR 8, 2021
Visiting Senior Fellow, Encrypted Messaging Platforms, Digital Forensic Research Lab
FELLOWSHIP
The Atlantic Council’s DFRLab seeks a visiting fellow to will lead a research project on encrypted peer-to-peer (P2P) and centralized messaging platforms in the United States.
Digital Forensic Research Lab
MON, MAR 15, 2021
Assistant/Associate Director for Digital Communications and Community Engagement
STAFF
The Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center seeks a motivated, talented, and creative communications professional who is eager to help our work products reach a broader audience and creatively engage a diverse network of stakeholders.
Global Energy Center
FRI, JAN 8, 2021
Director, Warsaw Office, Europe Center
STAFF
The Atlantic Council is seeking a dynamic intellectual entrepreneur to serve as Director of the Warsaw Office.
Europe Center
TUE, DEC 1, 2020
Deputy Director, Strategy and Outreach, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
STAFF
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, entrepreneurial thinker and manager to help shape the work of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC).
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Latin America
Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at hr@atlanticcouncil.org. #strongwithallies
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