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Fellow/Senior Fellow and Deputy Director - Korea Chair

Research Programs & Projects

Washington, DC
ID: 952-233

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees, including more than 120 analysts working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.



The CSIS Korea Chair seeks a creative, hard-working, and energetic individual to assist with a range of substantive and administrative activities as the Chair’s Deputy Director and Fellow/Senior Fellow. The successful candidate for this position will report to Victor Cha, Senior Vice President and Korea Chair, and have an excellent grounding in Asian studies and have exceptional analytical and organizational skills. Under the supervision of the Korea Chair, the Deputy Director and Fellow/Senior Fellow will work with Dr. Cha to manage the day-to-day workflow of the Chair and will play a key role in advancing all program projects and initiatives.

The Deputy Director and Fellow/Senior Fellow will be responsible for daily managerial responsibilities, including personnel management, budget oversight, fundraising, and grant and contract management. The Chair will also look to the Deputy Director and Fellow/Senior Fellow to be an active contributor to major programmatic decisions, to be a key adviser and to actively support strategic planning and development. The position will be hired either as a Fellow or Senior Fellow based on qualifications toward required skills and experience.



The Deputy Director/ Senior Fellow reports the Chair/Director. Functions may include but are not limited to the following:

• Manages and coordinates the day-to-day work flow of the program in close consultation with the Chair/Director
• Provides close supervision and active mentoring of staff of 3-4 research associates/assistants
• Takes a role in strengthening the program’s fundraising, communication and outreach strategy
• Works closely with the staff to manage a vibrant visiting fellows and intern program
• Works closely with the Director and associated staff to oversee the program budget process; manages grants and contracts, including preparing reports; develops applications and proposals for new opportunities; develops new initiatives and/or follow-on funding
• Supports the Director in managing relationships within CSIS and with external stakeholders and partners
• Provides thought leadership and strategic guidance for the program
• Leads both individual and collaborative research projects that advance critical issues in the field



• M.A./M.S. required, PhD preferred
• At least 5 years professional experience in the field of Asia/Korea
• Experience managing personnel, projects, budgets, and grants strongly preferred
• Superior writing, editing, and analytical skills
• Ability to operate under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
• Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and lead complex events and/or conferences
• Strong communication and convening skills including the ability to effectively present information
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds and dispositions from across a wide spectrum of views on Korea policy issues
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working in highly collaborative, team based environments with a demonstrated commitment to professional development, mentoring and education
• Candidates should possess sound judgment and impeccable integrity, positive attitude and creative outlook



• Proficiency in Korean (write, read, speak) is highly desirable.
• Substantive research and/or practitioner experience working on technology/business/economic issues preferred
• Prior peer-reviewed publication record demonstrating research acumen surrounding the Korean peninsula in related fields
• Demonstrated administrative experience with grant-funded research programs and managerial experiences with staff.



The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



Interested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, at