Organization Overview

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations, and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields. Today, SAIS offers the MA, MIPP, MAIA, MAIS, MIEF, GPP, and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls 640 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts program. Nearly 40 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 70 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit

General Description

The new Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS-Johns Hopkins seeks an Associate Director. The Center was created to support cutting-edge research, teaching, and programs in historically oriented strategy and statecraft. The Associate Directors primary role will be to assist the director in fulfilling the mission of the center.

Roles and Duties

  • Management: day-to-day management of the center, including supervising staff, budgeting and financial accounting, and interacting with other personnel, departments/units within SAIS and the main JHU campus

  • Strategy: work with director to craft and implement short, medium, and long-term strategy for the center, and cultivate and sustain centers relationships with key internal and external constituencies.

  • Development and fundraising: assist in generating, maintaining and stewarding resources for the center, including with key individual and institutional donors and foundations

  • Programs: support director in building and sustaining center programs and activities, including help in developing and supporting cutting-edge research and curricular programs in historically informed geo-strategy, statecraft, global policy and international affairs.

  • Communications: help develop and execute strategies designed to enhance the Center's visibility locally, nationally, and globally. Help design web and social media strategy. Represent the Center at professional meetings and public events.

Position Requirements

Individual must possess an understanding and demonstrated ability to operate within both the academic and policy environments, including familiarity with universities, graduate training, and scholarly research in international affairs. Demonstrated ability to handle concurrent projects, meet deadlines, and work independently with minimal supervision. Excellent writing, research, and communication abilities required. Discretion and confidentiality in business dealings required. PhD in related field (history, international relations, or security studies) preferred.

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Associate Director, Kissinger Center For Global Affairs At Johns Hopkins - Sais Located At Dc, Washington - Job Post By: Johns Hopkins School Of Advanced International Studies

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