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Program Manager, Asian Studies Center

Title:                      Program Manager, Asian Studies Center

Reports to:             Director, Asian Studies Center

Job Summary:          The Heritage Foundation's mission is "to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense." Based on those principles, the main objectives of the Foundation’s Division of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies are to formulate and promote proposals for conservative and effective U.S. foreign, defense, homeland, and trade policies. Within the Division, the Asian Studies Center focuses on the Asia-Pacific region. Consistent with the mission and objectives, the Program Manager provides program management, administrative, and clerical support for the Asian Studies Center (ASC).

Job Duties:

  • Organize and manage internal and external conferences, including invitations, logistics, and accounting details. 
  • Coordinate donor and development prospect communications, meetings and contacts. 
  • Manage Director’s schedule, meeting itineraries and briefing materials.
  • Assist with the development of the ASC budget and oversee the day-to-day execution of it.
  • Represent ASC and Director in internal Heritage meetings and interactions.
  • Provide support to ASC staff and write materials for ASC Director review, including weekly newsletter, social media items, correspondence, and internal reports.
  • Manage interns, participants in the President’s Young Korean Leaders Training Program, and visiting fellows programs, including Taiwan Defense Fellows.
  • Provide administrative and clerical support to ASC staff, including scheduling, booking travel arrangements, preparing activity and expense reports, procuring office supplies, maintaining department files, databases, and contact lists, routing correspondence, handling all aspects of organizing in-house Heritage events and meetings, and carrying out special projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the ASC Director.

Skill Factors:

Education:                      Bachelor's degree.
Experience:                    5 - 8 years of relevant experience.
Communication Skills:   Strong writing and verbal skills in English. Fluency or proficiency in an Asian language preferred but not required.

Special Skills/Requirements:

  • Understands and supports the Heritage mission.
  • Possesses excellent organizational, planning, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Asia and Asia policy issues.
  • Exercises initiative, within mission and established policies, to achieve assigned objectives.
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