May 7

Job: Associate Director of Programs – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (Washington, DC, USA; hybrid)

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Position: Associate Director of Programs
Posted by:
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Location: Washington, DC, USA; hybrid
Contract: Full Time

Position Announcement:

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks a full-time Associate Director of Programs for its Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will be able to start work within two weeks of the job offer, in a hybrid capacity working in-office in Washington, DC at least three days a week.

Job Summary and Requirements

The Associate Director of Programs will have responsibilities in the following areas:

Program Leadership
Lead planning and implementation of Japan and Asia-wide programming, which may include:

  • U.S.-Japan Network for the Future
  • U.S.-Japan Space Forum
  • and/or other programs as assigned

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative/organizational duties as required for effective operation of programs
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals, reports, concept papers: seek new grant possibilities
  • Provide task and management support to the organization’s fundraisers
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date information in database on prospective and awarded grants
  • Travel in support of programs



  • Master’s degree and five to ten years of professional experience
  • Language: Native-level English fluency is required
  • Problem solver with proactive and positive attitude
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects at once
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-time zone and cross-cultural team and independently
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally in support of programs, as required
  • U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required


  • Strong background in international exchange programs, Asian studies, and/or related fields
  • Japanese and/or Korean language ability is a plus
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural professional environment

Salary and Benefits

The Mansfield Foundation provides a competitive benefits package including paid vacation, health insurance, and contributions to a 403(b) retirement plan. The salary for this position will be $65,000 – $75,000 per year.

To Apply

Please provide a cover letter and resume in PDF format no later than May 20, by email to will be reviewed on a rolling basis with initial interviews as early as the week of May 13. Please submit as early as possible.

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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