Program Associate

Women's Foreign Policy Group
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 05

Position description

The Women’s Foreign Policy Group is seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to join our team. The Program Associate assists the Executive Director in all aspects of the WFPG’s operations including program planning, outreach and administration. The position requires a self-starter, preferably with a background in international affairs, who is well-organized and possesses excellent oral and written communication and has run large scale events. Candidates must be detail-oriented, flexible, and comfortable in a small active organization which requires multi-tasking, independence, and teamwork. This is a mid-level position with extensive responsibility.

This position provides an opportunity to engage with professional board of directors, American and international influencers and expand knowledge of foreign policy issues. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to manage multiple tasks, work both independently and collaboratively, and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse partners and stakeholders.

Since its founding over 25 years ago, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group has been committed to promoting women’s leadership and voices in international affairs through our in-depth global issues programming and mentoring activities. A key player in broadening the constituency for international affairs, WFPG brings together participants from across disciplines and links women domestically and internationally. We believe that through highlighting women leaders in foreign policy, we provide important role models for the next generation and create a vital network of women from different sectors, generations, and backgrounds. This position reports to the Executive Director.


·      Plan and coordinate program content and logistics for in-person and virtual events around the issues of the day, help develop content topics and themes, prepare materials for speakers, design event invitations, emails, monitor RSVPs, registration and post event reporting;

·      Managing WFPG membership outreach including campaigns, inquiries, renewals, and payments;

·      Working closely with the Executive Director on developing and implementing mentoring programs, including the organization’s mentoring match program;

·      Overseeing the production of WFPG’s monthly newsletter and other external communications, website updates, and social media campaigns;

·      Assist the Executive Director in hiring, training and managing the organization’s interns;

·      Representing the organization at external meetings and actively participating in activities to support team, organizational, and network-wide goals.


·      Commitment to the WFPG’s mission of advancing women’s leadership in foreign policy;

·      A minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience;

·      Bachelor’s degree in International Relations or a related field.


·      Strong event organization and management skills, with superb attention to detail and an ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced team-oriented environment;

·      Experience managing multiple tasks concurrently and successfully, particularly under deadlines;

  • Ability to thrive in collaborative settings, motivate and lead WFPG interns, and foster diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in the office;

·      Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with members and staff, both verbally and in writing;

·      A record of cultivating and maintaining strong working relationships with and among diverse stakeholders;

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite, cloud-based document management software, and online project management tools, including G-Suite; 
  • A demonstrated track record of flexibility, creative problem-solving, and remaining calm under pressure;

·      Contribute to an organizational culture of continuous learning through rigorous program monitoring, data tracking, membership reporting, research and reflection to ensure strong outcomes;  

·      Commitment to fostering diverse, equitable and inclusive practices in program implementation and monitoring practices and challenging practices which may be exclusionary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience running meetings and webinars using video conferencing platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams;
  • Experience using MemberClicks or another CRM, basic HTML, photo editing, and Canva or a similar layout and design program;

·      Experience running professional campaigns on various social media platforms;

·      Knowledge of the basic functions of QuickBooks or similar accounting software.

This position is based in Washington, DC. Work is generally performed in an office setting, but staff may be required to work in other settings conducive to performing the tasks required to complete assignments. Travel to New York and around the DC metro area, as well as occasional extended hours will be required on occasion. Selected candidates must be legally allowed to work in the U.S. without any need for visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Women's Foreign Policy Group is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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