Program Associate, Public Policy

Published June 14, 2022

Job Details

Job Location: World Food Program USA, Washington, DC
Remote Option: Hybrid
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: $55,000.00 – $60,000.00 Salary/year
Job Category: Entry Level


The Program Associate is responsible for supporting functions for the Public Policy Department under the direction of the Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer (CA&EO). With strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills, the Program Associate will be responsible for a combination of programmatic and administrative work. From assisting in the weekly public policy roundup, weekly event updates, and quarterly newsletter, this person will help further the efforts of the team to build awareness of WFP USA on Capitol Hill. They will also coordinate meeting requests and schedules, handle and organize vendor contracts, prepare/design PPT presentations and participate in other team projects as requested. In addition, the employee will attend specific meetings, provide follow-up reports as required, and be proactive in anticipating the needs of the CA&EO and the Public Policy team.

Why Join Us?

  • We are a dynamic, forward leaning, financially stable organization.
  • You will be joining an effective, committed, high-performing group of colleagues who are well-regarded in the community.
  • This position will play a crucial role in aiding the organization in their mission of ending global hunger.

Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate various Public Policy team activities, including but not limited to Friday Public Policy Roundup, weekly events update, and quarterly newsletter
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings for the CA&EO
  • Efficiently and quickly respond to meeting and information requests
  • Manage and update key contacts in the organization’s database and CA&EOs files
  • Prepare materials for meetings and events as required
  • Assist with World Food Program USA hosted or sponsored events
  • Handle any special projects requested by the CA&EO
  • Assist with internal communications efforts
  • Record and distribute meeting notes and coordinate related follow-up activities
  • File and retrieve documents, multi-media assets and reports. Organize and maintain the departments SharePoint folders
  • Arrange travel as required
  • Process expense reports
  • Prepare and or design PPT presentations
  • Other duties as directed

A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Internship experience at a non-profit organization or Congressional Washington office
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications, particularly PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Windows Platform software; Salesforce experience a plus
  • Must be detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills
  • Ability to organize time, work independently, as well as follow direction, collaborate, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines on time, and effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly flexible and provide exemplary customer service to diverse audiences
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with a high level of integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with staff, external partners, and donors
  • Demonstrate proactive approaches to problem-solving and strong decision-making capabilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Interest and knowledge of humanitarian assistance, international development, or global hunger is preferable
  • Candidate needs to be local to Washington, DC