Program and Administrative Assistant

American Council on Germany
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

A small but fast-paced New York City-based nonprofit foreign-policy organization seeks a detail-oriented, reliable self-starter to assist with planning policy discussions and conferences and to handle general office-related tasks, including database management, conducting research online, making travel arrangements, and answering telephones. The individual should be well-organized, a quick study, and a meticulous multi-tasker.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to work on a variety of short- and long-term projects both independently and as part of a team. Experience with email blasts and website content management systems is a plus.

Key roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Management and maintenance of the organization’s Salesforce database.
  • Membership management, including tracking dues and contributions.
  • Coordination of Board and Annual Member meetings.
  • Support of the annual gala dinner.
  • Event planning and coordination, including handling logistics, creating invitations, and tracking attendance.
  • Management of the ACG’s internship program.
  • Support of the annual Young Leaders Conference (selection process as well as travel and conference logistics).
  • Support of national outreach efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Database management experience, preferably in Salesforce.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications and editing skills.
  • Organization and project management experience, with a proven ability to adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Website maintenance skills are highly desirable.
  • German language skills are a plus, as are an interest in and commitment to the mission of the American Council on Germany.

Application instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume via email (with “Program and Administrative Assistant Search” in the subject line). No phone calls, please.

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