Bridging Voices Project Coordinator

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Jul 26

Position description

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow. 

Job Category  

Other British Government Departments (Partners across Government, including UK Visas)

Job Subcategory  

British Council

(Roles and Responsibilities)  

The Bridging Voices Project Coordinator will oversee the management and upkeep of the Bridging Voices: Next Generation online and in-person network and provide administrative and logistical project support to the Bridging Voices Project Manager. Bridging Voices: Next Generation is a three-year program funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation. The Project Coordinator will support a grant-making program which seeks to address the future of religion in the public square in the US and UK, while also supporting a network of experts, practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the religion and international affairs space. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Set up, plan and manage the online platform for the Bridging Voices: Next Generation Network

• Recruit and manage members of the Bridging Voices: Next Generation Network
• Manage the Network’s activities, including organizing webinars, workshops, conference calls, online debates, and more
• Support the project manager through administrative tasks such as setting up meetings, updating contact lists, collecting information and data, booking travel, and more
• Support the project manager in event management and delivery, such as booking venues, negotiating contracts, planning and organizing speakers, booking travel and more
• Support the project manager in the management of the grants program, aiding in the selection process, contract management, grant management and grantee communications
• Support the project manager in the dissemination, collection and analysis of project evaluation
• Support the project manager in internal and external communications for the project
• Support the project manager in interim and final reporting the Henry R. Luce Foundation

Essential qualifications and experience  

  • Previous project coordination experience
  • Previous basic finance experience
  • Previous events management experience
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Previous experience working with diverse stakeholders, including universities, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions and government entities
  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, religious studies, political science or sociology

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.

Required competencies  

Leading and Communicating, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Application instructions

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