2019 International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Program Assistant Vacancy

Deadline: Ongoing

The International Center for Journalists, ICFJ, a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, is seeking a full-time program assistant. The program assistant is responsible for supporting and assisting the senior program staff as needed and acting as a full and active member of the program team to ensure that ICFJ maintains the highest standard of quality and efficiency in all of its projects.



  • Providing logistical support to program participants, trainers, and staff including international and domestic travel and accommodations
  • Communicating and liaising with vendors, clients, sub-grantees and consultants
  • Coordinating orientation programs for program participants
  • Assisting with program finances: tracking financial reports and payments to participants, consultants and sub-grantees
  • Assisting in maintaining and updating the program budget
  • Maintaining and updating the program database
  • Maintaining and updating spreadsheets to track program activities, results and impact
  • Performing administrative tasks as needed

Key Competencies:

A successful candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Understanding of best journalistic practices; understanding of program implementation including logistics, timelines, budgets, monitoring and evaluation, deliverables and impact
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multitask, anticipate issues and meet deadlines
  • Work both independently and as a team member in a diverse, fast-paced environment
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Great at engaging people from a variety of backgrounds and professional levels
  • Bring new ideas that produce high-quality results



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic institution
  • Minimum of one year of experience working in a professional office environment
  • Strong and proven organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office (especially MS Word and MS Excel)
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and other cloud-based management systems
  • Ability to process, organize and manage information; Salesforce or other database experience is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (English)
  • Spanish fluency is a plus
  • Experience using social media including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn is preferred



Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter with salary requirement, and three references with contact information using this form. Only complete applications will be considered.




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