Published 27 days ago

Program Assistant, Global

Hybrid, Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC


Job Type:Full Time
Salary:USD $45,500 - $60,625 / year


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


We seek a motivated, energetic, organized, and resourceful Program Assistant, Global who is a mission-oriented team player, and who would be excited to join a fast-paced Global programs team. This position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Global program staff. This is an opportunity to join an ambitious institution and team committed to the cause of our time. The ideal candidate will be energized by the idea of being part of an expanding team supporting our brave partners on the frontlines of the fight for freedom and democracy around the world.



·         Assist the Global team with general administrative duties.

·         Assist with intake, processing, and distribution of grant proposals.

·         Maintain the team calendar, schedule internal meetings, and monitor deadlines.

·         Maintain and track internal budgets and generate data for team planning purposes.

·         Help to organize events and meetings.

·         Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process.

·         Attend and report on relevant meetings and other events.

·         Conduct research on current political developments, as needed.



·         Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;

·         Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment;

·         Administrative support experience;

·         Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.

·         Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of democracy and human rights as well as civil society issues;

·         Experience studying and/or working abroad is desirable;

·         Experience working with databases and analyzing statistics;

·         Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;

·         Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;

·         High degree of organization and initiative;

·         Works well in a team environment.

·         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.

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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual…


Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

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