The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center). 
Position Summary:
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a knowledge platform within the National Endowment for Democracy that is dedicated to supporting independent media as a cornerstone of democracy assistance. CIMA publishes action-oriented research, supports communities of learning, and convenes events. CIMA seeks a full-time program and communications assistant who will report to CIMA’s Associate Director/Editor. Successful candidates will have an understanding of democracy, media, and international politics. The program and communications assistant position provides candidates with an excellent opportunity to improve their knowledge of media development, democratic development, and international affairs, and introduce them to the media development and democracy assistance communities. This position will support CIMA’s administrative and communications tasks, with the aim of taking on progressively more responsibility for CIMA’s communications over time.
This is an opportunity to join an ambitious institution and team committed to the cause of our time. The ideal candidate will be energized by the idea of being part of an expanding team supporting our brave partners on the frontlines of the fight for freedom and democracy around the world.
This position is based in Washington, D.C.
·Support CIMA’s communications activities, including developing weekly newsletters, managing CIMA’s social media accounts, and supporting website maintenance and updates.
·Analyze CIMA’s social media and website analytics
·Coordinate communications within NED and externally
·Assist in the organization and implementation of a busy calendar of public events and roundtables
·Document events by taking notes and producing meeting summaries
·Assist with travel logistics and reconciling expenses
·Assist with financial procurement, including liaising with NED’s finance team and tracking procurement and payment processes
·Assist in tracking CIMA’s budget expenditures and projections
·Help populate and maintain a contact management system
·Assist with administrative and other related tasks, as needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, journalism, media studies, international affairs, international development, or a related field required.
  • Copy-editing experience.
  • Experience assisting with event logistics.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Mail Chimp;
  • Experience using a contact management system.
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages is an asset.
  • Prior administrative experience preferred.
  • Prior experience with financial procurement and payments is an asset.
  • Experience living, working, or studying abroad preferred.
  • Strong editing and writing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Self-starter and able to take initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, desired salary, and contact information for three professional references, one of which should be a supervisor. Please, no phone calls. 

Located in Washington, D.C., the salary range for this role is $45,500 –$60,625 USD, plus benefits. The final offer for a successful candidate will be determined by a combination of factors, including, but not limited to, skill set, level of experience, education, and market considerations.

At NED, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We value the diversity of skills and perspectives our team brings to our work. We believe an inclusive and supportive work environment fosters a culture of respect and appreciation for all individuals. NED is committed to creating a workplace that allows everyone to be their authentic selves and make meaningful contributions to our organization, our grantees, and our world.

NED strives to create a work experience that supports our employees' well-being and healthy work-life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package offers health insurance (includes no copay for mental health services), a generous retirement savings plan, paid parental, vacation, and sick leave, a hybrid workplace model, flexible work schedules, and wellness initiatives to ensure a positive work-life balance.

NED is dedicated to creating an environment of respect and collaboration where everyone is encouraged to participate and take ownership of their work. We offer flexible work schedules and, for most positions, the opportunity for weekly telework days. This hybrid approach allows our employees to balance their work and personal lives while still participating in the collaborative process at the heart of our mission.

The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The NED is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business needs. The NED believes that diversity and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success as an organization operating globally and seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

For more information, please visit our website at or The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.