Job summaryCSIS seeks a full-time, highly motivated, temporary project coordinator and research assistant to support our imagery analysis efforts starting in December 2020. The position is a 6-month temporary position with the possibility of full-time permanent hire. The position supports Center-wide research efforts that relate to imagery analysis spanning most of the regions and topics covered at CSIS, including defense and security imagery analysis efforts and with roughly 50% of the time devoted to supporting the Korea Chair’s imagery work specifically. The iDeas Lab, the award-winning creative and digital production department at CSIS, enhances CSIS’s policy research and analysis with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, video, and audio. (You can see some of our latest at https://www.csis.org/programs/dracopoulos-ideas-lab).Ideal candidates are motivated self-starters who enjoy a wide variety of analytic task work and possess excellent research skills while also possessing excellent project management, attention to detail, and communication skills. The successful candidate will also have strong initiative and ability to anticipate needs, an aptitude for collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and dynamic environment while meeting tight deadlines.Essential duties and responsibilitiesEssential functions include, but are not limited to the followingResearch Support (50%)• Provide research support as needed, including primary source research, literature reviews, and compile and analyze research briefs and data for ongoing and new research projects.• Monitor and identify satellite imagery for ongoing and new research projects.• Assist with imagery markups per established styles and requirements.• Understand potential media uses and applications of geospatial data and imagery in storytelling projects such as interactive maps, videos, and graphicsProgram Support (50%)• Monitor and manage a range of administrative support tasks.• Support communications and collaborations with the primary imagery analyst, program partners, the iDeas Lab, and External Relations as well as external vendors and partners.• Coordinate research meetings across teams and manage project calendars and timelines.• Assist with copyediting and proofreading (per CSIS style).• Perform other duties as necessary in support of the department and program, and other staff members.Knowledge, education, and experience• B.A. in a relevant field and 1 year of relevant experience (minimum);• English and Korean language fluency;• Demonstrated interest and experience in satellite imagery and/or geospatial analysis;• Demonstrated ability to conduct rigorous research and present information clearly and efficiently;• Strong writing and analytical skills;• Strong organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills, including effectively presenting information, operating in a fast-paced environment, and managing competing priorities;• Strong attention to detail, initiative, and follow-through skills;• Experience with applicable systems and software, including Adobe Creative Suite and others;• Zest for challenging assignments that demand creativity and tenacity;• Strong demonstrated interest in international affairs;• Strong demonstrated potential to develop skills equivalent to those of a junior-level imagery analyst in a few years;• Authorized to work in the U.S. for the long term.How to applyInterested applicants should submit a résumé, cover letter, and a writing sample at https://careers.csis.org. Finalists will be asked for references.Physical requirements and work conditionsThe physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Performances of duties require the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 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. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.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.About UsCSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change.We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.