Deputy Director, Eurasia Center
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Atlantic Council Headquarters - Washington, DC
Eurasia Center

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial, and innovative manager to serve as the Center’s Deputy Director responsible for managing the Center’s programming including the conceptualization and execution of events; managing the research and publications process; managing the Senior Fellows and recruitment process; and fundraising, relationship cultivation, stakeholder management, strategic planning, budget oversight, and Center and personnel management.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have impeccable interpersonal skills and a demonstrated track record in stakeholder management and fundraising. The ideal candidate will also have experience in project management, particularly in conceptualizing, building, and implementing programming, as well as leading a young team. They must forward-thinking, nimble, and effective in developing partnerships with businesses, policymakers, funders, media, and nonprofit organizations.  Finally, the ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, and demonstrate persistence and self-motivation in exploring new ideas and setting and meeting goals. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director on Center strategic planning and budgeting and with fundraising and grant writing; 
  • Support the Director in the day-to-day management of the Center, including managing and developing Center staff, interns, consultants, and senior fellows;
  • Oversee implementation of multiple projects simultaneously, including managing budgets and donor reporting;
  • Support the Director in cultivating and managing the Eurasia Center’s stakeholder community;
  • Lead the Center’s Congressional engagement and the Eurasia Center’s Congressional Fellowship program; 
  • Oversee the planning and execution of 100+ events annually including designing agendas, workplans, and communications strategy;
  • Minimum six years full time work experience with demonstrated ability to operate in high pressure environment.
  • Experience in project management and proven ability to creatively design and implement new ideas for programming;
  • Superb interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and deal effectively with individuals ranging from interns to top officials in government and the private sector;
  • The ability to work quickly, with a collegial, resourceful, and entrepreneurial attitude is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder management and fundraising is highly desired;
  • Experience in grant writing, fundraising, and budgeting is required;
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English are required;
  • Experience managing events and/or communication campaigns;
  • Demonstrated passion for the region;
  • Master’s degree preferred, but not essential