Sep 1

Job: Program Assistants – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, D.C., USA)

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Position: Program Assistants (two positions)
Posted by: The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alumna, Kelly Primrose (Nara-ken, 2015-2018) for passing along the following job openings at her organization:

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks two (2) full-time Program Assistants for its Washington, DC office.

The ideal candidates will be able to start work in October 2022 in a work-from-home capacity, with the expectation of resuming in-office operations in Washington, DC one to two days a week. The Program Assistants will have responsibilities in the following areas:

Program Support

  • Provide logistical and administrative support to programs, alongside other program staff, including scheduling, logistics, travel arrangements, and program promotion for a project portfolio which may include:
  • Supporting role in the preparation and submission of existing grant proposals, reports, and concept papers in collaboration and seeking new grant possibilities with senior staff by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering and review
  • Provide task and management support to the organization’s fundraisers
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information in the organization’s grants database on prospective and awarded grants
  • Perform other administrative and organizational duties as required and assigned to assist in the effective operation of programs



  • One year or more of professional experience in international exchange programs
    • Note: internship or volunteer experience is acceptable
  • Some Korean language ability is required for one of the two positions; please note in your application if you possess Korean language ability
  • Computer skills and strong written and communication skills are essential
  • Problem solver with proactive and positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate things to improve and provide feedback
  • Detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated written communication skills; strong English-language skills
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required


  • Competitive candidates will have a college degree and demonstrated interest in International Relations, Asian studies, or related fields
  • While Korean competency is required for one of the positions, native-level fluency (both in writing and speaking) is preferred for that position. Candidates without Korean language are encouraged to apply as well.

Salary and Benefits: In addition to a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, insurance, and a retirement plan, the salary for this entry-level position will be $40,000 – $50,000 per year.

Application Process: Send a resume and cover letter to If you are applying with Korean language skills, please reference “Program Assistant – Korean Language” in your application. Application deadline is September 15, 2022.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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