Program Associate. Inclusive Security Swanee Hunt Alternatives – Washington, DC
Closes: Apr 7, 2017
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As the right-hand of Inclusive Security’s leadership team, the Program Associate has a big picture view of the organization’s work by supporting its many cross-cutting initiatives and projects. The Program Associate ensures that the President and Vice Chair are best equipped to advance the organization’s mission by providing high quality, core administrative support and coordinating competing priorities. While seamlessly managing cross-cutting logistics of scheduling, domestic and international travel, expense reconciliation, communications, data reporting, and program coordination, the Program Associate gains incredible insight into the ins-and-outs of nonprofit management. Working with the senior leadership and staff, the Program Associate supports planning and execution of programming related to inclusive policymaking and peacebuilding in a myriad of ways. Coordinating with international partners to create impactful events for government and civil society representatives provides unique exposure to the field of “women, peace, and security,” policy advocacy, and work with women peacebuilders around the world. Successful candidates maintain a “can do” attitude under pressure, build strong relationships, understand how to keep all the balls in the air, value attention to even the most minor details, and can self-manage as necessary.
Manage team calendars by coordinating meeting logistics with all involved participants and prioritizing internal and external engagements and travel
Coordinate domestic and international travel logistics, event follow-up, and complex expense reconciliations for the President and Vice Chair
Oversee internal and external communication including weekly updates, board correspondence, talking points, presentations, agenda creation, and cross-team information sharing for the President and Vice Chair
Maintain electronic and paper files, update Raisers Edge database with key contacts and correspondence histories, and perform other clerical duties as needed or requested
Support monitoring, evaluation, and documentation through data entry and analysis
Collaborate with Swanee Hunt Alternatives DC office operations to ensure Inclusive Security team members are best poised and supported to advance programmatic work
Assist team members in creating and executing program planning structures and activities
Work with team members to ensure its meeting key benchmarks
Coordinate directly with funding institutions (e.g. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, national government entities) and local implementing partners to ensure project funds are received and processed appropriately
Work with program leads to ensure grant progress reports are submitted and reviewed in a timely manner
Oversee internal grant management processes with Hunt Alternatives Partnerships team and financial departments
Event and Project Management and Execution
Liaise with partners to organize event logistics in host cities – most often international – including participant selection, venue, lodging, and travel needs
Compile and track project results and budget in variety of formats to satisfy funder needs and feed into progress reports
Manage travel logistics for program staff in lead-up, during, and follow-up for in-country travel programmatic activities
Demonstrated success in staffing senior level managers (two plus years’ work experience providing direct assistance to executive managers preferred)
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience organizing meetings and events
Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritize and attend to multiple assignments for self and senior managers
Capacity to take initiative and creatively solve problems
Proven ability for thriving in a fast-paced environment and maintaining flexibility in the face of shifting priorities
Positive attitude, excellent judgment, and pleasant email and telephone manner
Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills
Interest in public affairs, foreign policy, philanthropy, and social change preferred
Fluency in Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel required; experience with Raisers Edge preferred
About Inclusive Security
Inclusive Security is transforming decision making about war and peace. We’re convinced that a more secure world is possible if policymakers, security sectors, and conflict-affected populations work together. Women’s meaningful participation, in particular, can make the difference between failure and success. Since 1999, Inclusive Security has equipped decision makers with knowledge and tools that strengthen their ability to develop inclusive policies and approaches. We have also bolstered the skills and influence of women leaders around the world. Together with these allies, we’re making inclusion the rule, not the exception.
About Swanee Hunt Alternatives
Swanee Hunt Alternatives (www.swaneehunt.org) is a two-generation family operating foundation based in Cambridge, MA with a multi-million dollar annual budget. Ambassador Swanee Hunt and the programs she founded bring daring goals, innovative practices, and extraordinary talent to some of the world’s most complex and injurious challenges.
The foundation’s three major programs advance global security and social justice in the United States:
Advocating for full inclusion of all stakeholders (particularly women) in peace and security processes (Inclusive Security)
Combatting the purchase of prostituted adults and children in the United States (Demand Abolition)
Supporting entrepreneurial leaders of diverse American social movements (Prime Movers)
Since its founding in 1981, the foundation has driven and incubated a range of programs and organizations, including Political Parity, ARTWorks for Kids, Women Moving Millions, and the Free for All Concert Fund.
The foundation’s programs convene allies, build partnerships, and engage in high-level advocacy, training, research, and program-related grantmaking. The programs are assisted by teams providing communications, development, finance, human resources, operations, and information technology services.
Read Ambassador Hunt’s biography.
Learn about the organization’s board and leadership.
Compensation and Benefits
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance, life, ADD, and short- and long-term disability plans. The organization provides a 401(k) plan and matches 100% of the first six percent of an employee’s annual salary that she/he contributes to her/his plan. Additional discretionary matching may be available to eligible employees. Hunt Alternatives offers 28 days of paid time off per year. This includes all holidays, vacation days, and personal days. Hunt Alternatives also offers 5 paid sick days per calendar year. Other benefits include parental leave, flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts,
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