Program Assistant

National Committee on American Foreign Policy
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Dec 16

Position description

The National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), a nonprofit membership organization, is seeking a full-time Program Assistant for an immediate start. The Program Assistant will be responsible for assisting with a broad spectrum of administrative tasks, supporting events and conferences, and contributing to the wide-ranging scope of activities undertaken by the NCAFP and its flagship program, the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS). The Program Assistant will report directly to the NCAFP President. More information on the NCAFP is available at



  • Wide-ranging administrative support to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the organization; 
  • Work with NCAFP staff to maintain comprehensive records in a web-based CRM;
  • Coordinate venue details, travel, reimbursements and other details for varied institutional events; including evening lectures, daytime roundtables and periodic conferences;
  • Contribute to maintaining the NCAFP website and social media accounts;
  • Work closely with staff in support of overall institutional priorities and provide assistance across project lines as needed.



  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Exceptional organizational, great attention to detail, and well-honed time-management skills;
  • Technology savvy: proficient with MS Office Suite, website and database management;
  • Can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work;
  • A significant level of tact, diplomacy, and maturity in dealing with internal and external contacts is essential.



  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, international relations or related field required;
  • 1-3 years of experience in nonprofits, government, or other related internationally-focused space;
  • Working knowledge of U.S. foreign policy and/or international affairs; candidates with experience or academic background in Asia-Pacific security issues are encouraged to apply;
  • Applicants for this position must be available for immediate employment and possess current US work authorization valid for a minimum of two years from start date.


The position begins in early 2020. No relocation benefits are available. Salary is commensurate with background and experience. The NCAFP offers a comprehensive benefits package including employer-paid health/dental/vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with employer-matched contributions, and a generous personal leave policy.

Application instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, names and contact information for three references in one document with “NCAFP Program Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to the volume of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The NCAFP is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.

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