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Operations Manager

New York, NY, USA

The Reiss Center on Law and Security (RCLS) and NYU Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) at NYU School of Law are seeking a full-time Operations Manager to coordinate our day-to-day operations and help develop and execute our long-term strategic vision. The Operations Manager will work closely with the leadership and affiliates of the centers to advance innovative and high-profile programming on real-world problems in the fields of national security and cybersecurity, all within the academic setting of a top-tier law school in New York City’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.

The Operations Manager is an integral part of a dynamic team, with responsibilities and opportunities across the programming, finance/grants, human resources, and communications work of our centers. This position reports to the RCLS Executive Director and the CCS Chair, and oversees operational aspects of the work of a Program Associate and interns.

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and self-driven candidate with a background in management and operations; someone who can solve problems, adapt to changing situations, exercise good judgment, and apply keen attention to detail while juggling multiple priorities.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Operations. You will ensure the smooth execution of all operational logistics for our events and publications, from long-term projects to rapid-response initiatives. You’ll work in conjunction with the centers’ staff and interns and various internal NYU Law vendors and external service providers.

Finance. You will coordinate budgetary operations, in close consultation with the centers’ leadership, including: the internal university finance process; the grants lifecycle from application through management/compliance through closure; and office finance tasks.

Human Resources/People Operations. You will serve as liaison on HR matters, in coordination with the centers’ leadership and law school HR team. This includes recruitment efforts, facilitating fellows and student scholarship programs, and demonstrating creative approaches to bringing in talent and implementing people operations.

Communications. You will collaborate on the planning and execution for marketing, communications, and social media strategies. Working with the Program Associate and others, you will help maintain the centers’ website, social media accounts, and email distribution lists.


Candidates for this position must have:

  • Experience in some combination of operations, event planning, finance, fundraising/grants management, personnel management, and/or other relevant capacities
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-driven and proactive approach to managing operations, including the ability to work independently and as part of small teams, and to set and stick to simultaneous deadlines for yourself while also helping others to do the same
  • Track record of success in developing and managing large and small projects and coordinating them simultaneously, maintaining vendor relationships, and managing interdependent budgets and resources
  • Professionalism, discretion, and flexibility for operating in a fast-moving and changeable environment and liaising with leading experts and practitioners
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to work occasional evening or off-hours for events or other demands.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Comfort with or willingness to learn:
    • Excel
    • WordPress
    • Mailchimp
    • Social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • A sensibility for design and visual branding
  • Subject matter exposure or interest in the mission of RCLS and CCS.

The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000, based on experience and qualifications. The position comes with generous NYU benefits, including:

  • medical, dental and vision;
  • matching retirement contributions;
  • generous vacation, personal, and sick leave policies (including 22 paid vacation days per year plus university holidays);
  • tuition remission at certain NYU schools after one year of employment.

Details and further information regarding benefits can be found here:

The position is based in New York City, with the option of remote work and flexibility for some portion of the job.

How to Apply: 

Please submit

  • a resume;
  • a cover letter explaining why you would be a good fit for this job, what excites you about the position, and a sense of your career aspirations; and
  • a writing sample.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Applications may be submitted at the following link:

Questions may be addressed to [email protected].

Additional Information: 

Equal Employment Opportunity

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Organization Info

Reiss Center on Law and Security

New York, NY, USA
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

Founded in 2003 and renamed in 2018, the Reiss Center on Law and Security is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute at NYU School of Law. We are focused on cultivating an informed dialogue, educating the next generation of leaders, and fostering groundbreaking research on the vital legal, policy, and strategic questions that will shape the national security field for years to come.


The Reiss Center on Law and Security is engaged in innovative research and programming, and undertakes activities focused on both recent developments and long-standing issues in national security law and strategy. In all its work, the Reiss Center studies national security law and practice against the backdrop of an era defined by significant change—from geopolitical developments to rapid technological advances—as well as enduring challenges.

The Reiss Center’s Program of Study includes:

National Security at Home: Domestic Law, Policy and Process

The Reiss Center’s work begins at home, studying how the United States orders and engages in the practice of national security. From classic questions of separation of powers and war-making authorities, to current developments in the national security bureaucracy, to systemic vulnerabilities at the intersection of national security and democracy, the Reiss Center works to identify pragmatic and principled solutions to the most salient issues facing practitioners today.

Use of Force and Emerging Security Threats

The Reiss Center examines emerging issues in the use of force, including in the counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and nation-state contexts. We study domestic legal and policy trends, challenges and opportunities stemming from bilateral and multilateral security cooperation, and questions that arise as technological advances change the nature of warfare and adversaries increasingly employ tactics below the threshold of force.

National Security in a Shifting Geopolitical Context

National security law and policy are not created in a vacuum; their substance is shaped by a larger framework of world events, domestic and international law, and evolving norms and behaviors. The Reiss Center leverages the global mission and resources of NYU to promote an understanding of broader trends as they relate to national security law and practice—including increasing strategic competition and strained alliances; innovative and disruptive technologies; rising authoritarianism and nationalism; and challenges to the rules-based order and the nature of rule-making itself.

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Post Date: 
Sep 8 2022
Active Until: 
Oct 7 2022
Hiring Organization: 
Reiss Center on Law and Security