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Position Announcement

Associate Director of Programs

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit promoting understanding and cooperation between the United States and Asia, seeks a full-time Associate Director of Programs for its Washington, DC office.

Working with the Foundation’s President and Vice President, the Program Officer’s responsibilities will be focused on the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program, a one-year Fellowship program established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to cultivate a corps of U.S. government officials with expertise on Japan and Japanese language ability.

Program responsibilities include working independently and as part of a team to develop, promote, implement, recruit participants, and fulfill reporting requirements for this program and others. This position also requires extensive coordination with Foundation staff in Montana and Tokyo, program participants throughout the United States and in Japan, and U.S. government officials.

Competitive candidates will have:

  • Federal grants management experience
  • Experience in U.S.-Japan relations and expertise on the United States government and government of Japan
  • Experience developing programs with foundations and corporations
  • Experience managing a program budget
  • 5-10 year’s professional experience
  • Master’s degree

Some domestic and international travel is required.

U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required.

Starting Salary: $50,000 to $60,000 commensurate with experience.

Applicants may send a resume and cover letter to

Application deadline: June 1, 2020.