IDEV Development Roundtable Student Coordinator Position
The Development Roundtable provides a forum for informed discussion of major issues facing the development community today. The speaker series invites thinkers and practitioners to address key challenges and opportunities in international development, and to suggest new initiatives. For more than a dozen years, Development Roundtable has hosted influential speakers at the lunchtime hour before a diverse audience comprised of the SAIS community and representatives from the academic, policy and government sectors.
Speakers in the 2018-2019 Development Roundtable lecture series included Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Brian Levy, Professor of Practice of International Development, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Andrée Simon, President and Chief Executive Officer, FINCA Impact Finance; Martin Spicer, Director of Blended Finance, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Ambassador Derek Mitchell, President, National Democratic Institute (NDI); Dr. Daniel Twining, President, International Republican Institute (IRI); Dina Esposito, Vice President for Technical Leadership, Mercy Corps; and Sandie Okoro, Sr. Vice President and Group General Counsel, The World Bank.
The Development Roundtable Coordinator must be able to think through and identify topics of interest to students and the wider IDEV community, identify speakers (with guidance from the IDEV leadership, other IDEV faculty and IDEV students), contact speakers, get commitments for specific dates, and write/edit topics in preparation for publishing a broadly distributed semester long calendar poster and flyer for each specific event. The Development Roundtable Coordinator takes the lead in inviting development professionals, students, and faculty to this well-regarded and successful event. Coordinators have the opportunity to network with prominent thinkers and influential decision-makers, often taking them to lunches and coffee before their talk.
The position is open only to first-year, D.C. based IDEV students. Preference for the Coordinator’s position will be given to applicants who are enrolled in SAIS pre-term in Washington, DC or who are in Washington, DC, as there is substantial preparatory work that is undertaken in August. The position will begin in August 2019 and extends into the academic year in May 2020 and through Summer 2020.
Rate: $14.00/hour (an average of 10 hours/week) for this leadership position