1932 Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Grants Assistant, Europe/Eurasia (Job #1932)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, a Grants Assistant for Europe/Eurasia.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:


The Grants Assistant assists grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reportsThe Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.  This is an administrative position.




  • Process and send final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence. Tasks include database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing. Keep grants staff members abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence.
  • Provide initial review of financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports.
  • Provide initial review of grantee payment requests and route to appropriate grants staff.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
  • Assist with meeting set-up.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
    • Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.


  • Other Qualifications:
  • Russian language skills and interest in the Europe/Eurasia region are preferred;
  • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Competencies:
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
  • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment.



To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. 

Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org  with 1932 GA, EE – YOUR NAME in the subject line.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org