Program and Administrative Assistant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date



14 E 60th Street, Suite 1000
New York
New York
United States


A small but fast-paced New York City-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization seeks a detail-oriented, reliable self-starter to assist with planning policy discussions and conferences and to handle general office-related tasks, including conducting research online, database management, making travel arrangements, and answering telephones. The individual should be well-organized and a meticulous multi-tasker.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to work on a variety of short- and long-term projects both independently and as part of a team. Experience with email blasts and website content management systems is a plus.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management and maintenance of the organization’s Salesforce database.
  • Membership management.
  • Coordination of Board and Annual Member Meetings.
  • Support of the annual Gala.
  • Management of the ACG’s internship program.
  • Event planning and coordination, including logistics (space and refreshments) and invitations/attendance tracking.
  • Support of the annual Young Leaders Conference (selection process as well as travel and conference logistics).
  • Support of national outreach efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Database management experience – preferably Salesforce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and editing skills.
  • Organization and project management experience, with a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Website maintenance skills are highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus.
  • Interest in and commitment to the mission of the American Council on Germany.

Ideal starting date: June 2018

Level of Language Proficiency

German language skills are a plus.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply, please send a detailed cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume to with “Program Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.