Job posting at SSRC

Hi all, this might be a good opportunity for graduating seniors, if you’re interested.

Program Assistant | Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa
Summary
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, seeks a program assistant for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program.

Description
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of social science research and scholarship, seeks a program assistant for the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Program.

The Next Generation of African Social Sciences Fellowship Program responds to a shortage of well-trained faculty in African higher education. The program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Additionally, the program features a thematic focus on renewing basic research agendas that address peace, security, and development topics, and on strengthening interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project complements foundation initiatives to develop and strengthen the next generation of African scholars.

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree

• Previous work experience with or detailed knowledge of Africa (preferred)

• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills and a high degree of professionalism

• Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail

• Experience or familiarity with website and database development (preferred)

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative and respond flexibly to changing demands

• Proficiency in MS Office (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), database management, and Internet applications

• Ability to multitask and prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines

• 1–2 years administrative, research, or other related work experience in a nonprofit or academic environment (preferred)

• Ability to travel internationally

Responsibilities
• Support the program director with overall administration of the fellowship program.

• Develop and maintain the program’s online presence, including website and online application portal.

• Aid in the selection process of committee members, including maintaining a database of and corresponding with potential committee members.

• Plan on- and off-site workshops and meetings; this includes handling logistical support, the preparation of agendas and other materials, and all related correspondence with workshop participants, as well as supporting participants during meetings.

• Provide additional support for program workshops and meetings (e.g., take meeting notes, write up meeting summaries, etc.).

• Assist in production of advertising and program outreach materials.

• Serve as primary liaison to fellowship applicants during application seasons.

• Provide administrative support for application review process.

• Communicate with fellows and track progress through the program.

• Manage fellowship database and fellow files.

• Assist with financial budgets and expenses.

• Additional responsibilities and projects depending upon interest and capacity.

Terms, Salary and Benefits
Annual salary is $30,000. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; $1,500 annual tuition or student loan reimbursement; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.

Application Information
To apply, please send cover letter including where you viewed this posting, resume and brief writing sample to applications@ssrc.org (with “Next Gen Africa Fellowship PA Search” in the title of your e-mail).

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