Program Officer Korea

11 Sep, 2022


Program Officer Korea

Former Members of Congress (FMC)
Washington, D.C.

Former Members of Congress Association and The Congressional Study Groups

Former Members of Congress (FMC) is a bipartisan, nonprofit, alliance of former Senators and Representatives. We work to strengthen the Congress through promoting a collaborative approach to policy making. We seek to deepen the understanding of our democratic system and encourage the citizenry through civic education about Congress and public service. FMC also works with current Members of Congress and staff to encourage better understanding of democracy at home and abroad. Housed within FMC are the Congressional Study Groups on Korea, Germany, Europe, and Japan. The Congressional Study Groups are premier legislative exchanges that support bipartisan relationship-building efforts between the United States Congress and these allies abroad.

Program Officer Position Announcemen

 FMC has an immediate opening for an entry/mid-level, Program Officer. We are seeking a qualified candidate to help implement the programming of FMC’s Congressional Study Group on Korea. Successful applicants will have an understanding of both the Korean-American political relationship, and the Korean political landscape. Spoken and written Korean language proficiency is required. This position works closely with our Congressional Study Group team.


·      Create, manage, and execute all aspects of event planning for the Congressional Study Group on Korea including, but not limited to, roundtable discussions, receptions, lecture series, and study trips to Korea and other countries.

·      Maintain, manage, and grow network of high-level contacts and stakeholders that participate in our programs.

·      Help manage existing institutional grants and support development of new funding opportunities.

·      Write grant proposals and prepare grant reports.

·      Assist with FMC’s external communications efforts, including website, social media.

·      Manage and build relationships with vendors.

·      Occasionally support other programming as needed.

Additional Qualifications.

·      Demonstrate exceptional verbal and written professional communications skills in both English and Korean.

·      Be a self-starter, independently keeping on top of both long-term and short-term deadlines.

·      Be motivated (you believe in our mission), organized (you enjoy using and building systems), flexible (you can respond to changing priorities), and resourceful with a love for learning (if you don’t know how to do something, you figure it out or you know who to ask).

·      Have authorization to work in the US

·      Be willing to travel domestically and overseas.

·      Be team-oriented, with highly developed interpersonal skills.

·      Have an interest in and general knowledge of transpacific affairs.

·      Have basic experience with event planning. Experience interacting and engaging VIPs is a plus.

·      Have a BA degree in a related field (International Relations, Political Science, Asian Studies, etc.).

·      Capitol Hill and/or Diplomatic experience is a plus.

FMC Offers a competitive salary in the $45,000-$50,000 range (commensurate with experience) and generous benefits: PTO, Sick Leave, Paid Federal Holidays, Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, Short-and Long-Term Disability, and generous retirement contributions.

The District of Columbia and CDC mandates permitting, all new FMC staff members are expected to work at our office in downtown Washington, DC.  After an initial trial period, new FMC employees are eligible to apply for FMC’s

telecommuting hybrid schedule: working remotely and working at the FMC office.

Interested candidates should submit in PDF or Word, as one document: cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample in English and Korean to Lorraine Harbison at No phone calls please.

Former Members of Congress (FMC) promotes a culture of inclusion and is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Job posted: 2022-09-11