Program Assistant,
Democratic Resilience

The Center for European Policy Analysis seeks a qualified and highly motivated individual to serve as a Program Assistant for our Democratic Resilience program. The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day research, administrative, financial and other support to the program staff for an initial one-year period with the possibility of extension, funding permitting. This position reports to the Director for Democratic Resilience and is based in Washington, DC.


The ideal candidate will be highly organized, familiar with the functions of a public policy non-profit organization, willing to work across cultures, capable of balancing multiple tasks simultaneously and possess an interest in U.S.-European relations. They must be proactive, detail-oriented, and work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of Mandarin is highly desired.




  • Manage of day-to-day program activities, including coordinating communication with project staff, partners, and external experts;

  • Coordinate and assist in planning and implementing of program events, workshops and webinars;

  • Monitor grant compliance requirements and keep track of the project activities, the implementation plan, track expense and prepare financial reports;

  • Executive assistance and scheduling for program staff;

  • Assist program team with research on Russian and Chinese malign influence;

  • Assist program team with outreach to partners and maintain regular contact with CEPA’s network;

  • Assist program team with drafting memos, agreements, SOPs or other documents necessary for the implementation of project activities; and

  • Address administrative and research requests from program staff.




  • Bachelor’s degree minimum; Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, or a related discipline is preferred;

  • One year of applicable program experience in a think-tank or similar setting is a benefit;

  • Excellent research and writing skills;

  • Knowledge of Mandarin is highly desired;

  • Competence in project administration and managing logistics;

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in a high-pressured environment;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Ability to handle sensitive information, meet deadlines, and maintain grace under pressure; and

  • Willingness to respond to an evolving set of priorities.


CEPA offers exceptional benefits that include:


  • Competitive pay;

  • Generous employer-subsidized health insurance;

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan; and

  • Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave and holidays.


Application Instructions:


We invite qualified candidates to send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. Position available immediately with a view to filling the post as soon as possible. Applications considered on a rolling basis.


About CEPA:


CEPA is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan organization dedicated to the transatlantic relationship. Headquartered in Washington, DC and led by a new generation of leaders from both sides of the Atlantic, CEPA brings an innovative approach to the policy arena. Our cutting-edge analysis and timely debates galvanize communities of influence while investing in the next generation of leaders to understand and address present and future challenges to transatlantic values and principles.


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