The Project on Ethnic Relations
Program Officer
Princeton, NJ

The Project on Ethnic Relations (PER) is seeking a full time Program Officer to be based at its Princeton, New Jersey headquarters. Suitable candidates will have a master’s degree in international affairs, political science, or relevant area studies, as well as significant work experience related to Central Europe, the Balkans, or the Former Soviet Union. Native level English and fluency in at least one regional language is strongly preferred, and candidates should have a sound knowledge of recent political developments in the region. Excellent writing abilities and analytical skills are essential.

The Program Officer will join PER’s small team in Princeton and will take part in all aspects of our work. Specific responsibilities will include: developing project proposals, supporting ongoing programs of interethnic dialogue, writing reports, analyzing current political trends in the region, and providing logistical support for negotiations involving senior level political leaders. Candidates should work well under pressure and have excellent communication skills.

The Project on Ethnic Relations is dedicated to preventing ethnic conflict in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. PER was founded in 1991 in anticipation of the serious interethnic conflicts that were to erupt following the collapse of Communism. PER conducts programs of high-level intervention and dialogue and serves as a neutral mediator in several major disputes in the region. PER also conducts programs of training, education, and research at international, national, and community levels. For more information about the Project on Ethnic Relations, see

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

Robert A. Rubinstein, Ph.D., Ms.P.H.
Professor of Anthropology and of International Relations
Director, Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts
The Maxwell School of Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244

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