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Program Associate / Executive Assistant

We’re looking to recruit a spectacularly well organized, supremely competent, logistics ninja with superb judgement, a laser focus on follow up, and a taste for adventure. Our senior leadership is full of rockstars -- multiple former CEOs, top leaders from the White House, World Bank, and State Department. You’ll help us as we use revolutionary technologies in partnership with some of the planet’s most interesting people and organizations to solve some of the biggest challenges in existence. You’ll be supporting our Director and team in handling mission-critical tasks including scheduling, grants management, stakeholder engagement, travel, logistics, payments, events, and lots of other good stuff. There may be opportunities for research as well if you’re interested. You’ll be running the engine room of a very fast-paced, rapidly growing organization, and you’ll play a key role in creating the systems and processes that enable us to us build amazing platforms and solutions with partners around the world. You’ll be based out of our offices in Washington, DC just across from the White House.


  • Provide logistical and administrative support to advance organizational priorities;
  • Manage schedules for leadership to maximize their time and impact;
  • Manage email, other communication and relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Help office prepare for meetings by coordinating times and locations, developing materials and ensuring follow-up;
  • Provide project management support on several cross-team, cross-functional projects and initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Administrative management experience
  • Interest in technology and social impact strongly preferred
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Exceptional organizational skills;
  • High level of proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office software;
  • Proven ability to handle and effectively prioritize a high volume of work, and adapt to new information and changing priorities;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at the executive level (written, verbal, and presentation skills);
  • Ability to liaise across organizations, facilitating meetings, drafting correspondence, managing action items;
  • Track record of success in a complex, high-stakes work environment;
  • Possess comfort working with leaders at the highest levels of large organizations;
  • Exceptional project management skills; demonstrated success in planning and managing complex projects through to completion.

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter and resume no later than June 13, 2019.  

Please, no phone calls or emails.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

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