Project Associate

Hudson Institute seeks a project associate to support Hudson’s expanding research agenda and growth by assisting with proposals, programmatic and financial management, and institutional fundraising efforts. This individual will also be expected to help manage collaborative efforts across Hudson’s policy centers and internal departments to help carry out effective outreach initiatives, disseminating research and building Hudson’s reputation with stakeholders. All aspects of this job demand an individual who is highly organized, detail-oriented, and comfortable balancing simultaneous and competing demands for time and attention. This is a full-time position based in Hudson Institute’s Washington, DC office, reporting to the director of projects and strategic partnerships. 

About Hudson Institute

Hudson Institute is a research-focused public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, DC, dedicated to promoting American leadership for a secure, free, and prosperous future. For more than half a century, Hudson Institute has been challenging conventional thinking by developing new ideas and practical solutions to shape critical foreign and domestic policy decisions.

Essential Position Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the director of projects and strategic partnerships, the project associate:

  • Conducts research to build background information on potential foundation and corporate supporters of Hudson.
  • Aids in proposal development through comment, editing, and restructuring draft proposals, as well as preparation of all other relevant information for potential supporters.
  • Assists in producing targeted newsletters and other promotional products for stakeholders and potential supporters. 
  • Coordinates with Hudson colleagues about program deliverables and helps oversee aspects of grants and contracts implementation.
  • Stays abreast of policy developments, opportunities for Hudson to impact policy debates, and opportunities for Hudson to strengthen or expand its core research areas.

Successful performance in this position involves consistent, high-level fulfillment of each and every duty described above. Additional requirements and qualifications for the position include:

  • Commitment to Hudson Institute’s mission and supporting the work of the Institute’s experts and staff.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with colleagues.
  • Superior writing, verbal, editing, and project management skills.
  • General knowledge of the policy-making environment and experience in crafting policy-oriented correspondence—critical to increasing the visibility of the Institute among targeted constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle complex and simultaneous tasks and assignments.
  • Commitment to acting with integrity and the utmost professionalism.