Program Associate

Program Associate

Program Associate 150 150
Bretton Woods Committee
May 24, 2023
Washington, DC
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Elena Tosana
Main Phone


The Bretton Woods Committee is the preeminent non-profit organization dedicated to effective international economic and financial cooperation.
Our mission is to demonstrate the value of multilateralism and improve the performance and capacity of the international financial institutions (IFIs) through public dialogue, advocacy, and policy analysis.

BWC in brief:
•    We are supported by a diverse, global membership of leaders from business, finance, government, and academia who are an unparalleled source of ideas and expertise.
•    We are an independent, non-partisan advocate for key multilateral institutions. We educate public officials and their staff on effective multilateralism.
•    We convene flagship conferences on the most pressing economic and financial topics. These serve as important fora for dialogue and debate between BWC members, senior policymakers, multilateral officials, private sector leaders and prominent academics.
•    We assemble working groups that organize roundtables, seminars, conferences, and other events to analyze and make policy recommendations on emerging issues impacting the future of finance and of the multilateral institutions, trade, and global development.
•    We also undertake special projects that produce reports and publications with unbiased analysis and policy prescriptions on ways in which the multilateral system – and the institutions that comprise it – can be strengthened and made more effective.

The Program Associate will contribute to the work of BWC by supporting program staff across research, logistics, communications, and events. They will work on projects as requested by the Program Director. They will also collaborate closely with other staff at the Program Associate level and across departments (Membership and Communications).

Job Responsibilities
•    Manage a portfolio of events and working groups through their entire life cycle.
•    Conceptualize, organize, support, and execute logistics for events and conferences, including public and private forums, roundtables, strategy sessions, and bilateral briefings both domestic and abroad.
•    Plan and execute BWC conferences and events, including agenda development, invitation and registration process, drafting promotional/marketing materials, creating speaker outreach and preparatory materials, and all on-site event logistics.
•    Provide organizational and logistical support to BWC Working Groups, including supporting the development and release of publications, preparing and updating workplans/timelines, responding to Working Group member requests, and scheduling.
•    Conduct in-depth research on political, economic, financial and development topics in the BWC portfolio and assist with conceptualization of programs.
•    Contribute to research and editing of reports, papers, press releases, and internal memos for BWC’s report launches and other content.
•    Proactively manage contacts database, website, and distribution lists .
•    Draft and develop visual materials such as event flyers or banners.
•    Communicate with members and stakeholders.
•    Take notes and draft summaries of events or strategic meetings for internal and external distribution.
•    Assist with social media and communications to promote events and publications and to assist with timely, topical posts daily.
•    Manage Zoom webinars and video editing.
•    Other duties as assigned

•    Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, economics, political science, or related; Master’s degree or dual degrees are a plus.
•    Two or more years of relevant work experience in events & program management.
•    Experience in policy issues associated with international financial institutions, climate finance, digital finance, global development is preferred.
•    Must demonstrate passion for our work (in your cover letter, please describe your interest).
•    Strong project management skills with relevant work experience managing project through their full life cycle.
•    Self-starter with proven track record in managing multiple projects simultaneously and a demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively with peers and senior-level colleagues.
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage projects, and communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Must demonstrate aptitude for event planning, research, writing, and social media.
•    Must be entrepreneurial and excited to work in a dynamic team, fast-paced environment.
•    Proficiency with any of the following platforms is a plus: Neon, Drupul, Adobe, Microsoft Excel, Twitter, LinkedIn, Riverside, Youtube, and design or graphic editing software (PPT, Canva, InDesign etc),
•    Must be authorized to work in the United States long-term without sponsorship.
•    Position is DMV based and in-person.
•    Must be able to work full-time (40 hours/week).

1701 K Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC  20006

Salary and Benefits
$ 50,000.00/55,000.00 dependent upon experience; employer sponsored health care, dental & 401k plans; paid vacation/sick leave. Position is DMV-based. Work is mostly done remotely, with two in-person days currently required per week.

How To Apply

To Apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample (2 pages max) to Elena Tosana, Director of Programs at with subject line: BWC Program Associate. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Deadline for submission: June 24, 2023