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22102 - Program Assistant, Fellowships Program

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant, for Fellowships Program. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Program Assistant shoulders a wide range of administrative, logistical, financial, programmatic, and other responsibilities in support of NED’s Fellowships Program, an international exchange program that hosts Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows, Visiting Fellows, and Hurford Youth Fellows.

  • Reports to the Director, Fellowships Program
  • Contributes to the cultural, intellectual, and collegial life of the international exchange program
  • Executes events hosted by the Fellowships Program, including scheduling and managing day-of-logistics for fellows’ presentations, roundtable discussions, and other convenings
  • Coordinates administrative and financial procedures, including purchase orders, fellowship stipend payments, travel arrangements, and housing
  • Facilitates the Reagan-Fascell program’s annual fellowship selection process
  • Provides administrative support to Fellows, including assistance with the special needs of democracy advocates at risk
  • Develops content for promotional materials, publications, website, and social media
  • Contributes to other projects, as needed

  • Knowledge/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science or a related field is required
  • 1–2 years of work experience in a field related to democracy and human rights
  • Interest and experience working with democracy advocates, civil society leaders, and human rights defenders a plus;
  • Computer proficiency. Familiarity with social media and web development a plus

  • Other Qualifications:
  • Knowledge/awareness of global democracy and human rights issues;
  • Interest in and experience with international exchange programs a plus
  • Experience with budgeting and database management a plus;
  • Authorized to work in the United States

  • Competencies:
  • Excellent verbal, written, administrative, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • A 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. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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