Job: Program Assistant, Europe (National Endowment for Democracy)

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Europe regional program team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Europe regional program staff. This position reports to the Senior Director for Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative support to the staff of the Europe team;
  • Receive, process, and distribute incoming proposals and grantee materials;
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process;
  • Maintain a database of contacts in the region;
  • Help organize meetings, roundtables, and other events on Europe-related topics;
  • Provide logistical support for staff and grantee travel;
  • Provide programmatic support, as appropriate, to the team’s Program Officers, Associate Director, and Senior Director;
  • Assist, as appropriate, in preparing proposal summaries, budgets, and related materials for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy assistance programs in the Europe region.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, political science, international development, history or a related discipline is required;
    • 0-2 years of administrative and/or programmatic experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector;
    • Experience in grant making and democratic development is desirable;
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of political and civil society issues in Central, Eastern and/or Southeast Europe;
    • Fluency (oral and written) in Russian desired; and knowledge of a relevant regional language, especially languages used in the Western Balkans, is desirable;
    • Related field experience in one or more countries in the region is desirable;
    • Experience working with databases and analyzing statistics is desirable;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent writing, editorial, and oral communication ability.
    • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
    • High degree of organization and initiative.
    • Works well in a team environment.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor. Please, no phone call inquiries.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Europe regional program team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Europe regional program staff. This position reports to the Senior Director for Europe.

Responsibilities

  • Provide general administrative support to the staff of the Europe team;
  • Receive, process, and distribute incoming proposals and grantee materials;
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process;
  • Maintain a database of contacts in the region;
  • Help organize meetings, roundtables, and other events on Europe-related topics;
  • Provide logistical support for staff and grantee travel;
  • Provide programmatic support, as appropriate, to the team’s Program Officers, Associate Director, and Senior Director;
  • Assist, as appropriate, in preparing proposal summaries, budgets, and related materials for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy assistance programs in the Europe region.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, political science, international development, history or a related discipline is required;
    • 0-2 years of administrative and/or programmatic experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector;
    • Experience in grant making and democratic development is desirable;
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of political and civil society issues in Central, Eastern and/or Southeast Europe;
    • Fluency (oral and written) in Russian desired; and knowledge of a relevant regional language, especially languages used in the Western Balkans, is desirable;
    • Related field experience in one or more countries in the region is desirable;
    • Experience working with databases and analyzing statistics is desirable;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent writing, editorial, and oral communication ability.
    • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
    • High degree of organization and initiative.
    • Works well in a team environment.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply

https://www.ned.org/about/jobs/#op-471577-21107-program-assistant,-europe
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, of which one should be a supervisor. Please, no phone call inquiries.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org or careers@ned.org.