Job announcement: Program Manager (Caspian Policy Center)

Program Manager


The Program Manager is responsible for taking the lead in all program components, including: managing administrative and logistical tasks; assisting with program development; contributing to the program’s research agenda, and providing budgetary support.


Administrative Duties:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the office, including fielding program calls, maintaining program calendar, and arranging travel.
  • Oversees fiscal management of the program, including tracking revenue and expenses.
  • Maintains up-to-date records of program contacts in Center-wide database.
  • Plans and coordinates event logistics for high-level meetings, briefings, conferences, public and private events, luncheons, and program meetings.
  • Prepares and disseminates routine correspondence and interacts with program stakeholders to ensure successful outreach and information flow.
  • Manages competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines.
  • Supervises intern staff in day-to-day activities.

Program Support Activities:

  • Conceptualizes new project ideas in coordination with the Program Director and Fellow.
  • Writes and substantively contributes to the grant proposal process.
  • Represents the program, as needed, at internal and external meetings.
  • Communicates effectively with constituency groups, media, governmental entities, and the general public.
  • Travel to the region as necessary.
  • Manages social media and other promotional activities for the program.

Research Support Activities:

  • Writes independently to support the program’s research agenda.
  • Edits written deliverables for both substance and language clarity.
  • Drafts summary reports of forums, symposia, and conferences.
  • Prepares working group prospectuses, presentations, invitations, and related materials.
  • Drafts meeting agendas and event summaries.


  • Previous administrative experience.
  • Academic or professional background in Foreign Policy and International Politics.
  • Must be a detail-oriented person and possess effective communication and organizational skills.


  • Experience multitasking and operating in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Degree in international relations or related field of study.
  • Demonstrated interest in Eurasian/Caspian studies/affairs


Interested applicants should submit a résumé, and cover letter at

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Deadline: April 20, 2018

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