2042 Program Assistant, Global

Washington, District of Columbia, United States | Global | Full-time


Program Assistant, Global (Job #2042)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.


The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a federally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant for the Global program.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.


Position Summary:

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Global program staff.



  • Assist the Global team with general administrative duties.
  • Assist with intake, processing, and distribution of grant proposals.
  • Maintain the team calendar, schedule internal meetings, and monitor deadlines.
  • Maintain and track internal budgets and generate data for team planning purposes.
  • Help to organize events and meetings.
  • Respond to general inquiries regarding the proposal process.
  • Attend and report on relevant meetings and other events.
  • Conduct research on current political developments, as needed.



  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment;
    • Administrative support experience;
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.


  • Other Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of democracy and human rights as well as civil society issues;
    • Experience studying and/or working abroad is desirable;
    • Experience working with databases and analyzing statistics;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.


  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Works well in a team environment.


To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references. Please, no phone calls; direct inquiries to careers@ned.org with 2042 - PA, Global - YOUR NAME in the subject line. 

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