Program Assistant, Int'l Forum for Democratic Studies National Endowment for Democracy (May or Recent Grad)
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally-funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking a Program Assistant for the International Forum for Democratic Studies. The position is based in Washington, D.C.
The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy is a leading center for research, discussion, thought, and analysis on the theory and practice of democracy around the world.
The International Forum seeks a full-time paid program assistant within the Research and Conferences Program. Successful candidates will be recent college graduates with an understanding of democracy and international politics. The program assistant position provides candidates with an excellent opportunity to improve their knowledge of democratization and international affairs, advance their research and writing skills, and introduce them to the democracy assistance community.
Assisting in the organization and implementation of a busy calendar of public events and roundtables
Documenting events by taking notes and photographs
Assisting with travel logistics and reconciling expenses
Assisting with the drafting, editing, and proofreading of Forum electronic and print publications, including material for the Forum website, reports, electronic newsletters, and multi-media content for social media
Assisting the Forum vice president with special research projects, as needed
Helping populate and maintain a contact management system
Assisting with administrative and other related tasks, as needed.
B.A. in political science, international affairs, or a related field required; M.A. preferred
1–2 years of work experience
Experience assisting with event logistics
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and some Adobe Photoshop experience. WordPress, InDesign, and basic HTML (preferred)
Experience using a contact management system
Possess strong attention to detail and strong editing and writing skills
Knowledge of one or more foreign languages preferred
Experience living, working, or studying abroad a plus
Legal authorization to work in the United States.
The successful applicant will (1) have a keen interest in democracy and human rights; international development, the social sciences, or area studies; (2) possess excellent research, writing, and organizational skills; and (3) demonstrate professionalism and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well individually and in a team setting and with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NEDEmployment Application and contact information for three references. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name and Program Assistant – Forum – Job #1632in the subject line by June 1, 2016. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.