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


The Atlantic Council seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as a full-time Program Assistant in its Eurasia Center. The Program Assistant will support the Eurasia Center’s programming activities related to Russia, Ukraine, and the wider region.

The core of the Eurasia Center’s focus is its Ukraine work, housed under the Ukraine in Europe Initiative, which it launched in response to the dramatic events of the Euromaidan Revolution. The Initiative has worked to galvanize international support for an independent Ukraine within secure borders whose people will determine their own future. The Eurasia Center also has an extensive body of work on Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Its portfolio includes frequent virtual, domestic, and international conferences and events. The Center’s experts and partners regularly publish reports and brief US and European policymakers.

The Program Assistant will take an active role in organizing the Center’s conferences and events. They will work with the Deputy Director and Assistant Director to provide day-to-day support to the program. This includes supporting administrative and financial reporting, drafting miscellaneous internal and external materials, executing event preparations, and conducting research to prepare for public and private events.

The ideal candidate will communicate effectively and enjoy a fast-paced, international environment. The position requires a superior ability to multitask with a record of supporting programs and events, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong writing abilities, attention to detail, a positive attitude, and a desire to grow with the team. Proficiency in Russian and/or Ukrainian is a plus.

Job responsibilities

  • With the Deputy Director, organize, support, and execute in-person and remote events including major, multi-day conferences and smaller public and private events, both domestic and abroad.
  • Work closely with the Eurasia Center team, broader Atlantic Council staff, and various external partners to coordinate and implement tasks.
  • Support the Deputy Director with administrative and research needs including calendar and expenses, arranging travel, and tracking deadlines.
  • Draft, proofread, and edit internal and external materials and correspondence including speaker invitations, event materials, briefing memos, gift agreements, proposals, and other documents necessary for the implementation of program activities.
  • Support in implementing the communications and promotion strategy around core events and programming, including social media promotion, video clipping, and website management.


  • BA or MA in international relations or related field.
  • 1 or more years of relevant work experience in project management and/or event coordination.
  • Have an understanding of the Eurasia Center’s mission, with a strong interest in the Eurasia region, particularly with familiarity with Ukraine and/or Russia.
  • Demonstrated ability in project management and event coordination with exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Competence in administrative duties and providing scheduling assistance across various time zones.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with editing experience desired.
  • Professional presence, including ability to effectively represent the Atlantic Council with external constituencies, such as board members, donors, senior government officials, and business leaders.
  • Willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities, with the ability to work irregular hours at times, and occasional international travel.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, meet deadlines, and maintain calm under pressure.
  • Be flexible, creative, solution-driven, and positive in approaching challenges and problems.
  • Proficiency in Russian and/or Ukrainian language is a plus.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and COVID-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

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