Program Assistant, Northern Tier Europe – (Job #1824)

Job Type

Full Time




1025 "F" Street, NW
Suite 800
District of Columbia
United States


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant with emphasis on Northern Tier EuropeThis is an entry-level position on our Europe regional program team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant provides day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Europe program staff.


·        Provide general administrative support to the Europe Section staff;

·        Receive, process and distribute incoming proposals and grantee materials;

·        Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process;

·        Assist in preparing proposal summaries, budgets and related materials;

·        Provide programmatic support to Program Officers and the Senior Director;

·        Maintain a database of contacts in the region;

·        Help to organize meetings, roundtables and other events on Europe-related topics;

·        Provide logistical support for staff and grantee travel.


·        Knowledge/Experience:

­   Bachelor’s degree in political science, regional studies, international relations, history or other relevant discipline;

­   Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;

­   Administrative and/or programmatic experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector.

·        Other Qualifications: 

­   Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the political and civil society issues in Europe;

­   Strong written and oral communications skills in English required;  

­   Fluency in Russian (reading, writing and speaking) is required;

­   Proficiency in relevant regional languages is an advantage;

­   Authorized to work in the United States.

·        Competencies:

­ Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;

­ Excellent interpersonal communication skills;

­ High degree of organization and initiative.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send a brief email to, with Job #1824 – PA, NT Europe - YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at Please, no phone call inquiries.