Program Coordinator - Congressional and Government Relations

Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Sep 27

Position description

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society.  Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of more than 200 employees working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.

CSIS is seeking a Program Coordinator to help execute the Center’s bipartisan outreach efforts as part of the Office of Congressional and Government Relations. This position will work closely with the Associate Vice President of Congressional and Government Affairs and the Associate Director of Congressional and Government Affairs to provide administrative, outreach, and event management support.


Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:

I. Organizing events and meetings on the Hill and at CSIS.

II. Drafting and responding to correspondence and inquiries from interested persons regarding events and scheduling.

III. Tracking CSIS congressional activities.

IV. Maintaining the CRM database and disseminating CSIS products to USG stakeholders.

V. Supporting program administration, including tracking expense accounts, budget preparation and oversight and grant proposal development.

VI. Liaising with programs internally to identify and coordinate new initiatives.



  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, government, or public policy is required;
  • Capitol Hill experience preferred;
  • Ability to work closely with a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, dispositions, and executive levels is essential;
  • Familiarity with Salesforce preferred;
  • Event planning and logistics experience is strongly preferred;
  • Strong attention to detail, professionalism and leadership skills are essential;
  • Candidate must be highly organized and able to operate in a fast-paced environment and manage competing priorities. 


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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