Halifax International Security Forum is seeking a Program Officer to work in its Washington, DC office. Halifax International Security Forum is a multifaceted organization dedicated to achieving lasting security and peace by strengthening strategic cooperation among democracies through close dialogue between the world’s key leaders and influencers. As an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization, Halifax International Security Forum conducts a variety of expanding programs with the aim of addressing today’s most pressing security threats. Halifax’s programming includes its eponymous flagship event, Halifax International Security Forum, the world’s premiere foreign affairs and defense conference; Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship; John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service; and “Pete and Steve’s The World”, a podcast.
The Program Officer is a full-time permanent staff position that reports directly to the Program Director, and is responsible for supporting the overall coordination, development, and management of the Halifax Peace With Women Fellowship.
The Fellowship is a three-week leadership program for senior active-duty female military officers from allied countries. Along with the Program Director, the Program Officer will accompany the Fellows on their tour of cities across the United States and Canada in late October and to its conclusion at the annual Halifax International Security Forum in late November in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
S/he will assist in all aspects of the Fellowship preparations including program curriculum and content development, call for applications, candidate selection process, fundraising, communications, logistics, evaluation, and more.
This position provides the opportunity to interact with a diverse array of individuals in a professional capacity, including vendors, government and military partners, and non-governmental organizations.
As a member of a small organization, the Program Officer will contribute to other organizational initiatives as needed.
Responsibilities will include:
Please submit one PDF including a cover letter, resume, 1-2 references and a 1-2 page writing sample by email. Enter “Peace With Women Fellowship” in the subject line. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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