Job Opportunity: Program Assistant at Kennan Institute (Wilson Center)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2018

The Wilson Center seeks a Program Assistant for the Kennan Institute. The incumbent will provide administrative support to the program.

Must have experience:

  • arranging travel and hotel accommodations
  • completing appropriate travel authorizations and vouchers, purchase orders, and other accounting-related paperwork
  • coordinating activities and planning upcoming events
  • drafting correspondence
  • proofreading correspondence and reports for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling in English and/or Russian.


  • Provides administrative support to Director, Deputy Director, and staff of the Kennan Institute.
  • Prepares and edits various correspondences for proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Arranges travel and hotel accommodations for staff members and participants in the Institute’s activities; completes appropriate travel authorizations, travel vouchers, purchase orders, petty cash, and other accounting-related paperwork.
  • Prepares and organizes Kennan Institute public events; responsible for set-up, microphones, and all other logistical matters.
  • Organizes multi-day conferences including travel logistics, catering, supplies, creating and formatting agendas and program materials, and coordinating staff and attendees.
  • Assists with scholar administration including organizing scholar competitions, onboarding procedure, management of internal scholar seminar schedule, visa support, and scholar list.
  • Assists with outreach, including communications by phone, e-mail, webpages, and social media.
  • Maintains and edits the Kennan Institute blogs.
  • Answers phones and office-wide email to provide information related to program activities.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please visit:

There is no limit to the number of applications received. Deadline for Applications is February 10, 2018

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