Position Announcement:
PROGRAM OFFICER, THE CONGRESSIONAL STUDY GROUP ON KOREA

An engaged citizenry and a healthy Congress, built on bipartisan cooperation and mutual respect, are essential for a strong democracy. FMC works with all members of the “Congressional Family.” Our network includes both current and former members as well as Hill staff and alumni to promote a collaborative, bipartisan and effective approach to policymaking.

FMC is seeking a highly-qualified Program Officer to help implement the programs of the Congressional Study Group on Korea. Successful applicants will have an understanding of both the Korean-American relationship and political realities on the Korean peninsula. Korean language proficiency is highly preferred. This position works closely with our Congressional Study Group team.

Responsibilities

·         Create, manage and execute events for the Congressional Study Group on Korea including, but not limited to: roundtable discussions, receptions, lecture series, and study trips to Korea and other countries.
·         Maintain and grow network of high-level contacts that participate in our programs.
·         Help manage existing institutional grants and support development of new funding opportunities.
·         Write grant proposals and reports.
·         Assist with our external communications efforts, including website, social media.
·         Manage relationships with vendors.
·         Occasionally support other programming per supervisor’s direction.

The ideal candidate will:

·         Exhibit exceptional verbal and written professional communications skills in both English and Korean.
·         Have a BA in a related field (International Relations, Asian Studies, etc.)
·         Be motivated (you believe in our mission), organized (you love to use and build systems), flexible (you can respond to changing priorities), and resourceful with a love for learning (if you don’t know how to do something, you figure it out or you know who to ask).
·         Have authorization to work in the US.
·         Have an interest in and general knowledge of transpacific affairs.
·         Basic experience with event planning, including interaction with VIPs is a plus.
·         Capitol Hill and/or Embassy experience is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience, within range between $35,000-40,000. Competitive benefits package offered (health insurance, life insurance, and retirement account).

FMC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, gender or sexual orientation.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter (that includes salary expectation) to Alexis Ayano Terai at aterai (at) usafmc.org. Please include subject line: “CSGK Position.” No phone calls please.  Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.