Chairman and Founder
June 10, 2010
OEF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental
organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance
to achieve a world beyond war. It is OEFs 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 OEFs 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
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
1. Cultural anthropology
2. Cultural Evolution
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
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
As a member of the OEF team, the
Researcher will be responsible for delivering excellent quality work and ensuring
teamwork and collaboration to achieve OEFs 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 OEFs offices in Louisville, Colorado.
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.
· Manage projects by
understanding the projects 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 OEFs 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.
· 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
· 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.
· Flexibility about the
projects being researched.
· Fluency in English
required, secondary language helpful.
· Advanced skills in
Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint,
Outlook, and MS Project.
· Proficient using
social media, networking and collaboration tools.
OEF seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive
compensation and benefits, including health and dental insurance.
should send a curriculum vitae, a three-page statement of research interests,
an independent writing sample that adequately represents the applicants
relevant research, and names of three professional references. Please email
these items to cm@...
and use Founders 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.
is July 15, 2010.