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Program Coordinator – Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project

Job summary
At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of more than 200 employees working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS’ Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs (DLIA) Project is our organization’s hub for all diversity, equity, and inclusiveness efforts. DLIA is led by an experienced and independent team that reports directly to the President. The program was launched in 2018 in light of increased dialogue and attention to the persistent dearth of underrepresented scholars and professionals in international affairs. The goal of the project is to encourage innovation and scholarship in international affairs. We do this by providing opportunities and resources for our diverse community of scholars and professionals to share creative ideas and work together to on develop pathways to success without artificial or arbitrary impediments. The DLIA program is entering its 5th year with an expanded portfolio, ambitious Strategic Plan, and dedicated budget.

CSIS is seeking a program coordinator to join a dynamic Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs team and assist in a variety of administrative projects and developmental assignments. This position will work closely with the DLIA Deputy Director and SVP for people and culture to provide substantial administrative support to the team’s programmatic activities. The DLIA Program Coordinator will be exposed to all facets of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project’s strategic plan efforts including, workforce diversity, organizational commitment, employee engagement and inclusion, and external engagement. This position will be full-time in a hybrid format.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following
• Provide support on the implementation of the DLIA strategic plan.
• Provide research and writing support on different topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Regularly update the DLIA internal site with resources and other information as needed.
• Provide programmatic support for all DLIA events, workshops, and trainings, including – booking rooms, catering, and audio-visual support.
• Identify, attend, and take notes on virtual internal and external events relevant to the work of the Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project.
• Support the CSIS Fellowship Enriching the Foreign Policy Community – scheduling sessions, reaching out to speakers, and coordinating with the fellows.
• Track spending and support the development of the team’s annual budget.
• Perform a variety of administrative and logistical tasks as needed.

Knowledge, education, and experience
• Associates degree required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Professional, academic, or personal interest in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Previous administrative experience strongly preferred.
• Advanced proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Must be detail-oriented, well-organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects & priorities simultaneously.
• Able to exercise effective judgment, sensitivity, creativity to changing needs and situations.
• Ability to work in a team environment.

Physical requirements and work conditions
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a résume and cover letter at