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Wednesday, July 16, 2008


THE NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE, an independent, non-profit research institute and library located at George Washington University, is seeking a full-time Freedom of Information Coordinator. The Coordinator manages the Archives FOIA Microsoft Access database; works with federal agencies on Archive FOIA requests and FOIA issues; counsels the public about the FOIA and conducts FOIA training; assists the Archive's legal staff with secrecy litigation and advocacy; and assists Archive analysts in crafting FOIA requests and appeals.

Applicants should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail; a demonstrated interest in current events, national security policy, foreign relations and other similar substantive areas; good interpersonal and negotiating skills; and writing experience. Applicants must have a master's degree or relevant work experience and computer literacy, including
experience with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Word. This is a full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package available. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and list of references by July 25, 2008, via mail or e-mail to:

Sue Bechtel
The National Security Archive
2130 H St. NW, Suite 701
The Gelman Library
Washington, DC 20037
Email: sbechtel@gwu.edu

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