Position Description

Program Associate, Program Strategy, Development and Learning
Location Washington, DC or New York, NY
Job Code 904
# of Openings 1
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Program Associate,  Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Location: Washington, DC


Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists.  We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit.  With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we  support the right of every individual to be free.


Position Summary

The Program Associate will provide programmatic support including finance, logistical, administrative, research, writing and data analysis assistance to Freedom House’s Program Strategy, Development and Learning (PSDL) unit. This position will be based in Washington, DCand will report to the Senior Director for PSDL. 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, or related field
  • Minimum six months related experience or combination of education, training and experience
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
  • Strong knowledge of human rights principles and mechanisms, and understanding of democracy promotion
  • Mastery with MS Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to accept and complete administrative tasks with a great attitude
  • Ability to collaborate with other and work as an effective team member for the success of team
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and meet all goals and deadlines
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, proposals, grants, press releases, and budgets as required
  • Assist in financial management, including preparation of draft budgets and requests for funds
  • Assist in updating the website concerning the programs as necessary
  • Create, maintain, update and analyze team databases for contacts, vendors and others as assigned
  • Assist in developing and producing promotional material on the programs
  • Assist with travel plans including flight and hotel research and booking, travel authorization, visa application, etc.
  • Organize events and meetings in DC and abroad related to Freedom House programs
  • Organize program logistics and provide administrative support as necessary


Work Environment and Physical Demands: 
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Disclaimer:  This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job.  It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. 


Qualified and Interested Applicants

We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter with desired salary (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position).

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.


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