Program Manager

The Bretton Woods Committee
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

The Bretton Woods Committee is the non-partisan network of prominent global citizens, which works to demonstrate the value of international economic cooperation and to foster strong, effective Bretton Woods institutions as forces for global well-being.

Committee members are leaders at the top of the business, finance, academic, and non-profit sectors who share the belief that international economic cooperation is essential and best served through strong and effective international financial institutions (IFIs). Through the Committee, members champion global efforts to spur economic growth, alleviate poverty, and improve financial stability. 

The Committee organizes frequent conferences and seminars, some designed to reach a broad public audience and some to offer members the opportunity to provide advice, support, and constructive criticism to the management of the IFIs. The Committee also reminds elected leaders that global economic prosperity and lasting national security are closely tied to continued progress on multilateral issues.

The Program Manager supports the planning and implementation of the annual program calendar, including creation and execution of the Committee’s flagship conferences, roundtables, virtual conferences, and other types of seminars and events, as well as Congressional outreach/legislative efforts.


  • Provide overall management, planning, and execution of a portfolio of the Committee’s annual program calendar including flagship conferences, roundtables, virtual conferences, and other seminars and events.
  • Support the end-to-end planning and execution of a program portfolio including: developing program concepts, themes, topics; speaker identification and outreach; drafting background and preparatory materials; managing participant invitation and registration process; and logistics support.
  • Track and knowledgeably speak to issues and legislation as it relates to the Committee’s focus areas of international finance, trade, and economic development.
  • Liaise with Committee members and external counterparts to partner (where appropriate) on issues, legislation, and programs in support of the Committee’s mission.
  • Track, research and create background materials for senior Committee staff on key issues, institutions, and leaders in international trade, finance.
  • Track and report on relevant U.S. legislation as it pertains to the work of the Committee to inform Committee’s Congressional strategy.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Committee’s internal and external communication tools including its quarterly newsletter and other communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree in international relations, finance, economics, development, political science, or related field.
  • 2-3 years of previous program experience.
  • A healthy awareness of multilateral institutions, individuals, companies, government actors, and other organizations involved in global finance, trade, and development activities.
  • Experience in program implementation and event planning.
  • Experience working with senior officials and executives while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
  • A self-driven nature and demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills in English. Additional language skills a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office. Knowledge of social media, NeonCRM, Drupal and/or basic HTML a plus.
  • Unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

$50,000-$60,000 dependent upon experience; employer sponsored health care plan; paid vacation/sick leave.

Application instructions

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Emily Slater, Deputy Director with subject line: BWC Program Manager.

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