Program Manager

American Swiss Foundation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 22

Position description

The American Swiss Foundation is the leading private organization dedicated to strengthening the historic friendship between the United States and Switzerland. We are looking for a highly motivated person to fill the position of Program Manager. Reporting to the President, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Foundation with the help of a program assistant. This position is well-suited to someone with some administrative experience who is interested in learning more about non-profit management, event management, fundraising, and international affairs. 


1. Event Management 

·        Organize annual Young Leaders Conference: Research and invite candidates, arrange travel, write and produce 48-page program booklet and website, attend week-long Conference in Switzerland 

·        Organize and attend the Foundation’s Annual Meeting and Annual Gala Dinner and 10 alumni reunions per year. Reserve venues, invite guests, manage logistics, oversee production of programs and other event materials 

2. Communications and Alumni Relations 

·        Manage content of website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter 

·        Work with Director of Alumni Relations to engage the network of 1,200 alumni of the Young Leaders Conference in events and communications 

·        Direct annual alumni fundraising drive 

3. Day-to-day operations of the New York office 

·        Finances: Invoice, collect, deposit, and acknowledge membership contributions; pay bills; administer bookkeeping of the Young Leaders Alumni Council 

·        Manage database (Salesforce)


- Bachelor’s degree or higher 

- Excellent writing and communication skills; native level English required

- Interest in international affairs and current events desirable 

- Must be comfortable working independently 

- Authorization to work in the U.S. is required

Application instructions

Please send a resume and cover letter to Patricia Schramm, President, American Swiss Foundation.

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