The Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan academic institution with offices in Beirut, Ramallah, and Washington, DC, dedicated to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. IPS does not engage in lobbying.
IPS is seeking a part-time research assistant to oversee its Congressional Monitor project, which tracks all legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress relating to Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. The research assistant will be responsible for identifying and collecting relevant legislation; compiling it for annual publication in the Journal of Palestine Studies; and maintaining the Congressional Monitor database; and coordinating with the IPS web team to promote the project using social media.
This is a part-time staff position with limited benefits, and requires 20 hrs./week. Salary is commensurate with experience. Work must be done in the Washington office during business hours, and cannot be done remotely because it requires regular work on a secure database. Hours and duties may expand as the project develops, based on the candidate's skills and efficiency.
A BA in history, political science, or related fields; knowledge of the history of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; must be organized and systematic. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process; experience using Microsoft Access or otherdatabase programs; basic knowledge of website design and maintenance.
Please email [email protected] with a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Position open until filled. No phone calls please.
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This a call for support and outreach. Parents and children in the East Ramapo (ER) School district need our support. The crisis in their schools – a hostile school board, more than 10 years of austerity budgets, racial discrimination, and buildings declared unsafe and with lead in the water – is on the agenda. We hope you can show your support for ER parents and children at their parent-led forum on Saturday February 24, 11:00 am-1:00 pm at the Spring Valley Salvation Army Community Center. At you can see from the attached flyers for the event, this is about grassroots organizing by the parents and community themselves. We are showing up to show support.If you think you can make it, please RSVP to this email so we can get an idea of turnout. If you are interested in helping with set up, clean up or contributing food, please contact Nancy ([email protected]). ... See MoreSee Less