Monday, June 8, 2015

Program Assistant Position with the Atlantic Council for Recent Grad!

The Atlantic Council seeks a talented, dynamic, and entrepreneurial individual for a fast-paced position as Program Assistant for the Millennium Leadership Program. The Program Assistant will form a key part of a team dedicated to fostering and empowering the rising generation of global leaders. The selected candidate will work closely with the Director and Associate Director of the Center, as well with colleagues in regional and thematic centers across the Atlantic Council. 

The position requires a highly organized individual with a strong record of coordinating programs and events, excellent administrative and organizational skills, and attention to detail. He/she will possess exemplary writing and editing skills; communications, web and social media management abilities; familiarity or experience with project management; and an ability to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, under the pressure of time.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Job Responsibilities
• Organize and manage events, including conceptualizing program content, identifying and preparing speakers, planning logistics, and leading the coordination of staff to execute the event;
• Manage key elements of the Emerging Leaders in Energy and Environmental Policy Network;
• Develop and execute social media and email campaigns to recruit rising leaders for fellowships and build the program’s online community;
• Actively contribute to shaping the program through proposing creative ideas for programming and helping grow emerging initiatives;
• Support fundraising efforts through researching prospective donors and writing funding proposals;
• Provide general administrative support, including managing the contacts database, programmatic brochures and web content, budget tracking and management, and organizational metrics; and
• Assist with additional miscellaneous projects and tasks as required.


• Excellent organizational, logistical, and administrative skills; experience in database management highly desirable;
• Excellent English-language writing and editing skills and superior communication skills; experience in grant writing and/or with social media highly desirable; videography, and/or web design is a plus;
• Bachelor’s degree in an international field, including, but not limited to, journalism, communications, economics, trade, public policy, international affairs, relations, security, or a related field;
• Proven track record in multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple projects simultaneously; a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with both junior-level and senior-level colleagues;
• Ability to represent the Atlantic Council to external constituencies, such as senior officials, diplomats, board members, and donors;
• Agility and willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to ensure a project’s success;
• Creative and comfortable contributing to planning new initiatives;
• Interest in and knowledge of a range of core topics related to the program’s priorities, including energy and environmental policy, international security, transatlantic relations, and veterans issues; and
• Foreign language skills a plus, but not required.

Click here to learn more about the Millennium Leadership Program and to apply.