Program Officer, Transatlantic Leadership

Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Aug 31

Position description

The Center for European Policy Analysis seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as Program Officer for our Transatlantic Leadership program. The Program Officer will be responsible for coordinating all the Transatlantic Leadership program’s fellowship activities, including organizing meetings, supporting engagement with current fellows and the alumni network, and providing day-to-day administrative, financial, and other support to the program. The successful candidate will report to the Acting Director for Transatlantic Leadership and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage, and track day-to-day program activities and operations for all Transatlantic Leadership fellowship programs and side projects.
  • Assist with program development and fundraising efforts by tracking existing donors and identifying new donor prospects, managing proposal application process, including editing proposals, ensuring compliance with proposal requirements, and coordinating submission process with program staff and Executive Office.
  • Support coordination of grant activities, including tracking grant reporting deadlines, ensuring timely submission, and managing internal processes.
  • Organize all public and private events and webinars, coordinate schedules, draft invitations for distribution, and provide full hands-on support during events.
  • Draft memos, agreements, SOPs or other documents necessary for the implementation of program activities.
  • Conduct research, as requested by program director, and work closely with program interns to coordinate joint tasks.
  • Keep track of project-by-project deliverables and expenses, prepare financial and narrative reports, and ensure compliance with grant requirements and original proposals.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is preferred;
  • 1-2 years of applicable program experience in a think-tank or similar setting;
  • Competence in project administration and managing logistics;
  • Experience in financial management and reporting;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a time-sensitive environment;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with expense and administrative management software is a benefit;
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, meet deadlines, and maintain grace under pressure;
  • Willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities.

A successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of, and a commitment to, CEPA’s mission to transatlantic values and principles.
  • Be highly organized and familiar with the functions of a public policy non-profit organization.
  • Meet timelines and manage multiple projects simultaneously with utmost professionalism.
  • Be able to work well independently, as well as be a key contributor in a highly dynamic team environment.
  • Demonstrate discretion when working with confidential or proprietary information.
  • Be flexible, creative, solution-oriented, and positive in approaching challenges and problems.

Application instructions:

We invite qualified candidates to send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Position available immediately with a view to filling the post as soon as possible. Applications considered on a first-come basis.

About CEPA:

The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) works to ensure a strong and enduring transatlantic alliance rooted in democratic values and principles with strategic vision, foresight, and policy impact. Through cutting-edge research, analysis, and programs, we provide fresh insight on security, defense, and geopolitics to government officials and agencies; we help transatlantic businesses navigate changing strategic landscapes; and we build networks of future Atlanticist leaders. CEPA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy institution.

At CEPA, we believe in creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity because we recognize there is value in difference. More importantly, we believe creating an environment where everyone, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or citizenship, can do their best work is the right thing to do. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.