Program Assistant, Latin American and The Caribbean

Position Summary: The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the regional program staff. This position reports to the regional Senior Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Responsibilities: · Ensure logging in of grant proposals. · Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries for NED’s Board of Directors. · Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy assistance programs in the assigned region/country. · Support the oversight of grants in the assigned region/country. · Assist the Senior Director and staff with general administrative duties, including deadlines and the team schedule. · Organize events for visiting grantees and public meetings. · Facilitate logistical preparations for team retreats and staff travel. · Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events. · Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country. · Performs other duties as assigned. · The level of responsibility and independence in assigned tasks will increase with experience. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies, International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required; 0-2 years of administrative and/or programmatic experience; Administrative support experience; Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite. Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean; Fluency (oral and written) in English and Spanish are required; Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills in Spanish; Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task; High degree of organization and initiative; Works well in a team environmen. Experience in grant making and democratic development is desirable; Authorized to work in the United States. 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. Located in Washington, D.C., the salary range for this role is $ 45,500 – 60,625 USD, plus benefits. The final offer for a successful candidate will be determined by a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, education, and market considerations. At NED, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We value the diversity of skills and perspectives our team brings to our work. We believe an inclusive and supportive work environment fosters a culture of respect and appreciation for all individuals. NED is committed to creating a workplace that allows everyone to be their authentic selves and make meaningful contributions to our organization, our grantees, and our world. NED strives to create a work experience that supports the well-being and healthy work-life balance of our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package offers health insurance (includes no copay for mental health services), a generous retirement savings plan, paid parental, vacation, and sick leave, a hybrid workplace model, flexible work schedules, and wellness initiatives to ensure a positive work-life balance. NED is dedicated to creating an environment of respect and collaboration where everyone is encouraged to participate and take ownership of their work. We offer flexible work schedules and, for most positions, the opportunity for weekly telework days. This hybrid approach allows our employees to balance their work and personal lives while still participating in the collaborative process at the heart of our mission. 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 among 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. For more information, please visit our website at or