Program Officer - Rule of Law

The U.S. Russia Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 28

Position description

Salary: $75- $80k; plus generous benefits package

The U.S. Russia Foundation for Economic Advancement and the Rule of Law seeks candidates for a Rule of Law Program Officer for the Foundation’s Washington DC office.


Under the leadership of the Chief of Staff, the Program Officer assists in developing, managing and evaluating a portfolio of grants and initiatives. The Program Officer will oversee the entire application process, from concept development through presentation of proposals and evaluation of results. The Program Officer is expected to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse portfolio of clients. S/he will work with foreign and American institutions, to include academic personnel, in the course of the program’s administration. 

The ideal candidate will have at least 7-10 years of experience in the non-profit or government industries. S/he will have particular understanding of the Russian political and legal system, and legal education. The ideal candidate will possess extensive writing, analytical, conceptualization, planning, and organizational skills, and must also have a general understanding of budget administration. Finally, the candidate must be comfortable working in a small-team environment with full commitment to the organization’s mission. 

Candidates must hold a B.A. degree or equivalent from an accredited university. A JD, LLM or equivalent degree is also required. Fluency in the Russian language is highly desirable, but not required.

The Foundation

The U.S. Russia Foundation is a U.S. public charity with an endowment of $140 million. Its mission is to support the development of Russia’s private sector and cooperation between Russians and Americans. The Foundation makes grants to support institutional partnerships, community-based organizations, and professional and people-to-people relationships across the private sector in Russia and the U.S. The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors with deep experience in government, non-profit organizations, business, and investment, and a U.S.-based staff with decades of experience working to support U.S.-Russia linkages and development.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and a minimum of three references. The references should include at least one from an individual for whom the candidate has worked, and two from professional colleagues of the candidate. Please submit applications by August 14th. 

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