Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

Position Announcement:

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks a Program Manager in its Washington, D.C. office.

Job Summary

Responsibilities include working independently and as part of a team to develop, promote, implement, recruit participants, and fulfill reporting requirements for programs aligned with the Foundation’s mission. This position requires extensive coordination with Foundation staff (including offices in Montana and Tokyo), program sponsors, and cohorts of program participants throughout the United States and in Asia.

Candidates should have at least two years of work experience and a bachelor’s degree. Competitive candidates will have experience developing and implementing programs with foundations and corporations, to include managing program budgets and fulfilling grantor/donor reporting requirements. Some domestic and international travel is required. Korean language ability is strongly preferred, but not required. U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required.

Responsibilities include:

Korea-Related Programs

The Program Manager has lead responsibility for design and implementation of all Korea-related programs at the Mansfield Foundation, to include these current initiatives:

  • Bridging the Divide: A program that connects U.S.-based scholars devoted to Japan studies or other East Asian concentrations to their Korean counterparts, broadening their perspectives and promoting more comprehensive, integrated scholarship on East Asian issues with real world public policy implications.
  • DPRK Policy Workshop: A project designed to exchange views and generate policy recommendations to better align the priorities of the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea on the Korean Peninsula

Other Programs

The Program Manager has shared responsibility for the design and implementation of other program initiatives, as directed, to include:

  • Mansfield-PhRMA Research Scholars Program: A U.S.-Japan exchange that brings young researchers from Japan’s medical, pharmaceutical, and biological sciences fields to the United States to learn about U.S. healthcare policy, pharmaceutical research, regulatory practices, and translational research.
  • Mansfield-CIIS Forum on Northeast Asia Cooperation: A trilateral workshop involving a core group of science and public policy experts from the United States, Japan, and China to discuss issues related to energy security and the environment.

Public Outreach

The Program Manager has lead responsibility for the Mansfield Foundation’s “Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues.” This luncheon series brings leading Asia experts to Capitol Hill to share their expertise and insights, providing opportunities for members of Congress and their staff to learn about issues of importance in U.S.-Asia relations.

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter to

Application deadline: December 6, 2019

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.