Senior Program Officer Code 2013
The Senior Program Officer coordinates and manages trade and economic
initiatives, including task forces, policy commissions, and Track II dialogues
carried out by the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), an independent, nonpartisan, global think/do tank focused on tackling the major policy challenges
confronting the Asia-Pacific in security, prosperity, sustainability, and the
development of common norms and values for the region. He/she also
coordinates ASPI’s public events and private meetings/roundtables in
• Manage ASPI initiatives—with a particular focus on Asian regional
trade and economics—including task forces, commissions, and
dialogues, and other projects as assigned.
• Under the oversight of the Vice President, draft speeches, talking
points, reports, op-eds, blog-posts, and other social media content.
• Coordinate ASPI’s public events (panel discussions and conferences)
and private meetings (high-level briefings and roundtables), engaging
in budgeting, planning, marketing, drafting and issuing invitations,
outreach, logistics, and follow up tasks.
• Prepare materials for use in public and private events, including but
not limited to public announcements, program handouts, talking
points, PowerPoint presentations, correspondence with participants,
and blogs and other social media describing the event.
• Assist in managing and regularly updating web content for the ASPI
webpage and monthly e-newsletter, as well as social media focused on
the D.C. office.
• Collaborate on the development of new initiatives and projects,
including analyzing, researching, and vetting areas of work, and
drafting grant proposals.
• Manage grants that fund the project work on which you are focused,
including keeping track of expenses, timelines, and deliverables and
drafting grant reports.
• Manage the intern program, and other administrative functions as
• Other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree preferred, and preferably in international relations,
economics, political science, Asia studies, communications, or a
• 3-4 years of related work experience, including project planning and
• Interest and background in U.S. foreign and economic policy and/or
Asian affairs preferred
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills
• Proven organizational skills, with a strong ability to set priorities,
manage multiple tasks, work independently, take initiative, and solve
• Experience in drafting grant proposals a plus
• Strong ability to interact with the public, foreign officials, and senior
individuals and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies
• Team player willing to assist where needed
• Excellent computer skills, including advanced Microsoft Office
knowledge (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook); Image, video,
and audio editing experience a plus
HOW TO APPLY
Please email your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:
List job code 2013 and job title in the subject line.
Asia Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Job posted: 2020-09-30