Job: Program Coordinator (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)

Deadline: December 14, 2023 or 50 applications


Program Support:

  • Coordinate, plan, and execute events, meetings, and conference calls.
  • Work with Kennan staff to develop and execute high-level briefing events at the Wilson Center and elsewhere.
  • Keep abreast of policy and legislative developments associated with Russia which may provide opportunities for expert engagement with policy stakeholders.
  • Provide overall assistance for Kennan Institute programming and operations.
  • Provide administrative support for scholars in residence and alumni in the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and the region.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Maintain regular communication with interested stakeholders in government, media, private sector, nonprofit community and elsewhere.
  • Work with senior staff to devise action plan for briefings, meetings and other activities designed to connect experts with policymakers, media and other audiences.
  • Find new experts and identify new target audiences to expand the discussion of Russia and Ukraine in the press and other mainstream institutions and outlets 
  • Manage Kennan Institute social media profile, traditional media outreach, and other dissemination of research and activities.


Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Pre- appointment background investigation
  • Must participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds for salary payment
  • Must meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered minimally qualified for this position, you must demonstrate that you meet the required specialized experience for the respective grade level in which you are applying:

IS-8: Applicants must have at least one full-time year (12-months) of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the IS-7 grade level performing most of the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including demonstrated and strong public speaking skills; dialogue facilitation skills a plus.
  • Ability to take initiative, to balance multiple tasks, and to learn quickly.
  • Work effectively with a small team.
  • Meticulously detail-oriented, highly organized, and resourceful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to be consistently diplomatic, tactful, and professional, and to interact effectively.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Internet-based tools, databases, and spreadsheets.

Advanced knowledge of Russian language is a plus, but not required.

Learn more and apply here

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