Program Assistant, Transatlantic Programming Job at The German Marshall Fund of the United States – in Berlin

Job Description

Department/Program Summary:
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.

GMF does this by supporting individuals and institutions working in the transatlantic sphere, by convening leaders and members of the policy and business communities, by contributing research and analysis on transatlantic topics, and by providing exchange opportunities to foster renewed commitment to the transatlantic relationship.

In addition, GMF supports a number of initiatives to strengthen democracies. Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, non-profit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

Job Summary:
The Berlin Office seeks an energetic, detail-oriented full-time colleague to assist the Transatlantic Programming Berlin team.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Research assignments to provide background information and talking points.

Support event organization.

Database management to maintain updated contact details.

Provide copy/editing for team members and occasionally translations or transcriptions.

Liaising with other GMF wide teams.

Provide administrative support as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Needed:
Commitment to GMF’s mission on strengthening transatlantic relations.

Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure.

Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Fluency in English and German is required.

Interest in conference and event planning.

Passion for foreign policy, diplomacy, transatlantic relations.

Comfortable working independently and as part of an intercultural team.

Be creative, entrepreneurial, and responsible.

Sound understanding of American and German politics, culture and customs.

Valid unrestricted work permit for Germany

Graduate with a background in international studies, political science, or another related field

To Apply:
Please provide a resume and cover letter as one document.

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Company

Company: The German Marshall Fund of the United States –

Company Location:  Berlin

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