Program Assistant, YEAR Program


Title: Program Assistant
Date Posted: November 16, 2020
Application Deadline: December 20, 2020
Location:   Washington, DC


The Year of Exchange in America for Russians (YEAR) Program is seeking a Program Assistant to support the administration of the Foundation’s exchange portfolio. He/she will provide oversight of the assigned program components including selection and placement of participants, logistical arrangements, monitoring students’ academic progress and cultural enrichment experience while they are in the United States, and contribute to other activities as assigned.


  • Work closely with the Senior Program Officer and Director of the department to ensure that the program activities are implemented on schedule and in line with Eurasia Foundation’s rules and regulations; 
  • Regularly communicate with students to monitor their progress and act as a liaison for questions and troubleshooting;
  • Assist with program orientation and workshops by preparing materials, organizing logistics, and assisting with other events;
  • Contribute to writing a variety of technical documents, including semi-annual and final reports;
  • Make timely payments, including monthly stipends, tuition and fees, and book allowances;
  • Conduct credit card reconciliation process;
  • Contribute to the preparation of strategies and written materials for outreach efforts;
  • Contribute to coordinating activities related to outreach.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as international development, political science, international affairs, or management required;
  • Experience working with exchange and youth programs preferred;
  • Creative thinking, comfort speaking in front of large groups, and a strong interest in peer networking required;
  • Strong written and spoken English required; knowledge of Russian is preferred;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, written, and oral communication skills required;
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks at once required;
  • Experience managing budgets desired.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with "PA-YEAR" in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

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