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Program Assistant, Fellowships Program

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


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 is 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

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.


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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