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    Position Announcement Position Title: Senior Researcher Reports To: Chairman and Founder Date: June 10, 2010 Organization Summary OEF is a nonprofit,
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      Position Announcement

       

       

      Position Title:

      Senior Researcher

      Reports To:

      Chairman and Founder

      Date:

      June 10, 2010

       

      Organization Summary

      OEF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance to achieve a world beyond war. It is OEF’s belief that the current system of global governance, which emphasizes nation-states as legitimate actors, is not on its own able to deal with global problems such as intractable conflict. Central to OEF’s mission is partnering closely with the business community. OEF intends to show business how effective models of global governance enhance their revenue streams, operating efficiency, financial stability, and social legitimacy.

       

      Purpose

      The Chairman/Founder of OEF seeks a highly intelligent, curious, and analytical researcher who has a keen interest in the exploration of ideas, concepts, and trends in the areas of cultural anthropology, evolution, economics and global governance to conduct research and analysis.  Ideally, the Researcher and the Chairman will produce original and collaborative research papers to be published in academic and professional journals, with the possibility of compiling these insights into a book.  The papers will explore where different cultures are going and why. They will be conceptual and strategic, e.g., how does culture change with technology, etc.  The Researcher will report directly to the Chairman and Founder and be responsible for qualitative and quantitative research relating to:

      1.      Cultural anthropology

      2.      Cultural Evolution

      3.      Economics

      4.      Global governance

      The field of study will be broad and dynamic. In partnership with the Chairman/Founder, the Researcher will explore, analyze, and write from various perspectives such as current events, history, economics, and popular science. The research will encompass:

       

      1.      Developing and evaluating social, political and economic models for governance and peace;

      2.      Using discoveries in practice; and

      3.      Understanding the social, political, economic, ethical and policy implications of our research.

      4.      Postulating and testing the effectiveness of strategies for communicating our ideas and concepts.

       

      As a member of the OEF team, the Researcher will be responsible for delivering excellent quality work and ensuring teamwork and collaboration to achieve OEF’s vision.  The Researcher will need to have the ability and credibility to reach out to authors, academics and practitioners in various fields. 

       

      This position is an exempt position, requiring a dynamic schedule including work in the evenings and weekends.  The Researcher will work at OEF’s offices in Louisville, Colorado.

       

      Responsibilities

       

      Research and Analysis

      ·        Conduct original qualitative and quantitative research relating to cultural anthropology, evolution, economics and global governance to explore ideas, concepts and trends.

      ·        Create plans to bring these ideas, concepts and trends forward to a broad spectrum of audiences in academia, business and government.

      ·        Prepare memos, papers, reports, journal articles.

      ·        Collaborate with the Chairman/Founder to write and publish a book.

       

      Project Management

      ·        Manage projects by understanding the project’s concept, objectives and approach. 

      ·        Manage timelines and deliverables; prepares status reports and other related documents.

      ·        Prepare reports and briefs for review by the Chairman and other OEF staff. 

      ·        Prepare presentations on various issues. 

      ·        Work with the CEO to define strategies and tactics that advance OEF’s understanding of cultural anthropology as it relates to global governance.

      ·        Manage verbal and written correspondence with advisory board members, other foundation leaders, senior practitioners, authors, etc., and;

      ·        Manage these relationships on behalf of the Chairman.

       

       

      Qualifications

      ·        PhD or equivalent (published author) in Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or related area of study. Extensive coursework in quantitative analysis field.

      ·        Experience in international development studies, international law, international relations, political science, or other related fields could be helpful.

      ·        Proven ability to gather, compile and summarize data from multiple sources for the preparation and delivery of original research papers, reports, publications and presentations.

      ·        Proven analytical and problem solving skills.

      ·        Proven ability to write succinctly and well for both academic and non-academic audiences.

      ·        Proven ability to take initiative, analyze and prioritize assignments, and work both independently and in a team.

      ·        Excellent communication/people skills.

      ·        Flexibility about the projects being researched.

      ·        Fluency in English required, secondary language helpful.

       

      Computer Skills

      ·        Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, and MS Project.

      ·        Proficient using social media, networking and collaboration tools.


       

       

      Total Compensation

      OEF seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and benefits, including health and dental insurance. 

       

      Application Process

      Interested applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a three-page statement of research interests, an independent writing sample that adequately represents the applicant’s relevant research, and names of three professional references. Please email these items to cm@... and use “Founder’s Research” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

       

      Citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply, however, applicant must be authorized to work in the United States.

       

      Application deadline is July 15, 2010.

       


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