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Job Openings at the Wilson Center

The Wilson Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Wilson Center.

When applying for a position, please follow the application instructions via the announcement on USAJOBS.

The Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force. As a member of the Wilson Center staff, you will become of the team that works together to build a bridge between the worlds of academia and public policy, to inform and develop solutions to the Nation's problems and challenges. 


Position: Brazil Institute Director/Senior Associate

Announcement Dates: 1/5 to 1/22

The Wilson Center is searching for a dynamic, innovative, and insightful leader to oversee all aspects of the Brazil Institute’s programmatic work, budget, management, research, events, fundraising, and strategy development. 

Will work closely with the Director of the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute Advisory Council in coordinating activities and developing programmatic objectives and strategies. This position requires fluency in Portuguese, experience traveling to and/or living in Brazil, robust relationships with key interlocutors in Brazil and interested communities in the United States, a record of policy and/or thought leadership on U.S. relations with Brazil, and a demonstrated history of effective team leadership. Salary and title will depend on experience.

Applicant will need to submit their resume with a cover letter and references.    

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