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Job Req ID:  11307

Sr. Academic Program Coordinator

Working title:                        Senior Academic Program Coordinator

Role/Level/Range:                ATO/03/OF
Starting Salary Range:         $40,820 to $65,000

Employee group:                   Full Time
Schedule (hours/days):          M-F, 40 hours/week
Employee subgroup:             Non-Exempt, Salaried
Department Name:               Kissinger Center

Personnel area (School):      JHU SAIS


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


The Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at Johns Hopkins SAIS is home to a distinguished faculty of scholars and practitioners working to address some of today’s most complex global challenges. Through innovative curricula, research, and programs, the center aims to revitalize scholarship in diplomatic and military history and to examine the changing global order through a renewed focus on geostrategy, great power politics, and war and peace. To learn more about the Kissinger Center, visit


Position Description


The Sr. Academic Program Coordinator supports the Kissinger Center’s mission to advance and develop curricula, research, and programs in historically-informed strategy and statecraft. The program coordinator plans, develops, and staffs center programs and events, supports multi-year research projects and publications, and manages the center’s communications, including social media, website, and a biannual newsletter. The program coordinator reports to the associate director.


  • Events:  in consultation with the associate director, plan and organize conferences, lectures, workshops, and seminars associated with all center programs, including the annual Kissinger Lecture, Research Workshop, Future Strategy Forum, Nuclear Studies Research Initiative, International Policy Scholars Consortium, and other initiatives.


  • Partnerships:  coordinate with partners on joint projects, both within the SAIS/Johns Hopkins community and among external constituencies, identify and cultivate new partners, and draft correspondence, reports, and other documents for center donors.


  • Research and Fellowships:  administer multi-year research grants, publication series, and center-sponsored fellowships, grants, and prizes for SAIS or Johns Hopkins students.


  • Curriculum:  conduct basic research on curriculum in history, political science, public policy, and international affairs, and assist students enrolled in center courses.


  • Communications:  maintain and improve the center’s digital presence, including updating and expanding the website, preparing a semi-annual newsletter, and engaging students and external stakeholders on social media platforms. Prepare center faculty and leadership for presentations, meetings, or other public events. 


  • Administrative Support:  support the center’s administrative needs, as required.




Individual must possess a demonstrated ability to operate within both 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 moderate supervision. Excellent writing, research, and communication skills, and discretion and confidentiality in business dealings. Experience in event planning and/or website management and social media preferred.


High School diploma/GED require. Five years of related experience required. MA in a related field (history, international relations, or security studies) and 3-5 years professional experience preferred. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

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