Regional Director (2)

Your most meaningful learning has involved deep exploration and thought on America’s role in the world. You’re excited to connect with others and revive a long overdue conversation about key issues in the foreign policy debate – and a more careful, realistic global approach. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

The John Quincy Adams Society (JQA) is a national network of college groups focused on U.S. foreign policy, with a centering vision of strategic restraint – an America that “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” in John Quincy Adams’ words. Our chapters aim to help the next generation of national security leaders advance, both intellectually and professionally, while promoting a broader and more strategic conversation about America’s approach to international affairs. They do this by hosting leading scholars like Walter McDougall, John Mearsheimer, and Andrew Bacevich as well as engaging their campuses in meaningful intellectual debate.

We are looking for a self-driven candidate with a passion for the critical field of foreign policy to invigorate existing JQAS student chapters through strategic relationship building, to identify and recruit new chapter leaders and faculty partners, and to shepherd the success of chapters as a leading venue for foreign policy on their campuses.  This is a perfect opportunity for former student leaders with a deep interest in foreign policy to build valuable professional skills and make connections that will propel them into a meaningful policy career.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Engage current JQAS student chapter leaders in educational content to deepen their knowledge of relevant foreign policy issues
  • Develop an effective recruitment strategy to identify and cultivate meaningful relationships with new chapter leaders and faculty partners
  • Hold chapter leaders accountable for chapter commitments and partner closely with them to ensure success and overcome challenges
  • Mentor chapter leaders as they prepare for impactful foreign policy careers
  • Attend foreign policy events in the DC-area to assist in the identification of potential speakers and educational partners

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:

  • 0-2 years’ experience in a professional office environment; internships are acceptable relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience and success with a student organization in a leadership role
  • Commitment to the idea that America’s foreign policy should be rooted in a strategy of realism and restraint, risking U.S. troops only when truly vital national interests are at stake
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport quickly
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, history, or related field of study
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in foreign policy
  • Must be able to travel up to 20%

Standout applicants may also bring:

  • Experience as a member or leader of a JQAS student chapter


Apply here.