Assistant Director, Eurasia Center

Atlantic Council
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

The Atlantic Council is currently seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Assistant Director position to serve in its Eurasia Center. The position is full time and includes benefits. The Assistant Director supports the Center’s overall work, including public and private events in Washington, DC and abroad, congressional outreach, research projects, business development efforts, and communications strategy. 

The Eurasia Center is the Atlantic Council’s focal point for work on and engagement with the countries that lie between the Far East and East-Central Europe – the Black Sea littoral states of Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine, as well as the remainder of the Caucasus and Central Asia. Activities include research and writing, public and private programs in Washington, and initiatives in the region that aim to promote and advance transatlantic values and interests. Further information on the Center and the Atlantic Council is available at 

The Center is primarily engaged with work related to Ukraine and Russia. The assistant director provides staff support for the Center, with specific responsibility for independently managing and coordinating major public events, high level private events, managing the Center’s day-to-day operations, and assist in the Center’s Congressional work. Initially, he/she will report to the Center’s Associate Director. This position is based in Washington, DC, but may require international travel.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently coordinate, implement, manage logistics for public and private events in Washington, DC.
  • Support the Associate Director with day-to-day management of Center programming, including coordination with events staff, administrative tasks, budgeting, and any other tasks related to program management as needed.
  • Compose budgets for projects and track project expenses.
  • Support the Center’s congressional outreach efforts, including managing the Center’s congressional fellowship program. 
  • Supervise staff to execute the Center’s programming.
  • Take an active role in shaping the format and structure of the Center’s events, including correspondence with high level participants, relationship management, drafting of invitations.
  • Support in implementing the communications and promotion strategy around core events, including social media promotion, multimedia, and follow up.
  • Conduct research to support the Center activities on priority issues and current events in the region.


  • At least two year of Hill experience, preferred. 
  • Knowledge of the history and politics of greater Eurasia, particularly Russia and Ukraine. Deeper knowledge, or profound interest in, foreign policy issues as related to Russia and Ukraine desired. 
  • Project management experience required.
  • Event management experience required.
  • Background in official protocol procedures highly preferred.
  • Business development experience desired.
  • Familiarity with grant reporting procedures desired.
  • Excellent English language writing skills required; editing experience desired.
  • Excellent oral communication skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Salesforce, and Pardot preferred 
  • Superb organizational skills, high attention to detail, and demonstrated self-initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and think quickly on the spot.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and to deal effectively with others ranging from interns to high level government and business leaders in the United States and abroad.
  • BA degree, MA preferred.

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