Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Entry Level
Job Category: Staff


The Atlantic Council seeks a talented organizer, thinker, designer, and communicator for a full-time Program Assistant position to serve in its GeoEconomics Center. The Program Assistant will work alongside a small team developing and managing all work streams of the Center but will focus on supporting our economic statecraft mission.

Reporting to the Center’s C. Boyden Gray Senior Fellow, the Program Assistant’s will support the Center’s launch of its Economic Statecraft Initiative this fall. We are looking for a candidate to help expand our work on economic statecraft, which is the term we use for the role financial, regulatory, and economic policy plays in national security decision making. The Program Assistant will conduct administrative and research tasks to coordinate events alongside the Center’s staff. A significant component of the Program Assistant’s responsibilities will be focused on communication and social media. In coordination with the Center’s staff, the Program Assistant will help design infographics using data visualization and research skills.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of helping to build a rapidly growing program. The candidate should have some background in economics with an interest in foreign affairs. The position requires a strong aptitude for organizing programs and events, strong social media skills, excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, extraordinary attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistics of a fast-paced Center.

The successful candidate for this position will be committed to the Atlantic Council’s core mission to renew the Atlantic community for global challenge. A successful candidate should have particular interest in, and/or experience with, sanctions, export controls, investment screening, trade policy and financial markets. Finally, the candidate will have a desire to excel in the position and seek advancement within the organization. This position will be located in Washington, DC. The Atlantic Council seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds and offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the organization and execution of GeoEconomics Center events; liaising with the office of external relations and other relevant programs, coordinating travel arrangements as needed, and helping to prepare briefing material for guests coming to Washington and for trips abroad;
  • Managing the calendar, scheduling calls, meetings, and frequent travel;
  • Help lead in implementing the communications and promotion strategy around core events and programming, including social media crafting and promotion, multimedia, website management, and follow up;
  • Conduct research as needed to support Center activities; including briefings on current events, key stakeholders, and emerging issues;
  • Contribute to the data visualization component of the work and assist with research tasks;
  • Assist in the supervision and management of Center interns;
  • Perform research and proposal writing tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, in economics, finance, international relations, public policy, or other relevant fields;
  • 1-2 years relevant work experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability in project management with exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Demonstrated ability in event organization, coordination, and execution;
  • Exceptional communication and social media skills are highly desired;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; photo-editing, web-editing;
  • Data visualization and graphic design skills and/or experience are highly desired;
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret large data sets;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work well in a team and to communicate effectively with others ranging from interns to high-level government and business leaders in the United States and abroad;
  • Self-starter and results-oriented individual who can meet tight deadlines and work in an ever-changing environment;
  • Interest in geoeconomics, international trade, fiscal & monetary policy, economic statecraft, and future of the global economic architecture;
  • Exceptional English language writing skills and analytical ability. Foreign language proficiency favorably considered, but not necessary;
  • Proficiency in Salesforce, Marketo, and/or Mailchimp (or other similar) customer and email management systems is a plus.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.