Program Associate - National Foundations in Western Balkans
The Western Balkans Department is looking for a full time Program Associate to provide program and administrative support. Responsibilities will include: assist with oversight of department; prepare draft of budget and monitor monthly expenses; answer all department mail and queries; maintain filing system; coordinate itineraries for Regional Director and handle travel arrangements; process expense reports and department expenses through Accounting Department; keep daily calendar of meetings and conferences for Regional Director; coordinates with local board members of National Foundations regarding changes in members, visits to N.Y. office; maintain department archives; draft correspondence and memos for Regional Director; meet as required with representatives of organizations interested in foundation-funded activities; help organize regional conferences; keep current on political and other developments in the regions of the Western Balkans; translate relevant documents from Serbo/Bosnian/Croatian into English.
Additional Qualifications: Prior related office/administrative experience; detail-oriented; highly motivated team player, with ability to work well independently; excellent written and verbal English communication skills; highly computer literate (knowledge of Microsoft Office, all applications, experience with databases, Internet research); able to draft very literate correspondence; excellent interpersonal skills; flexible, able to prioritize work; knowledge of the region of the Balkans and East and Central Europe; knowledge of the Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian languages. Able to begin in March 2004.
This position is based out of our New York office.
How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements immediately to:
Open Society Institute Human Resources - CODE PA/WBALK 400 West 59th Street New York, New York 10019 Fax to: (212) 548-4675
No phone calls, please. The Open Society Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.