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Program Officer, Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives

German Marshall Fund
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Last Date: July 5, 2011
Email: (Reference:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

Job Summary:

The Brussels office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) seeks a full-time program officer position in the Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives (TLI) department to manage all aspects of GMF’s flagship leadership development program, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF), and oversee work on other GMF leadership initiatives such as the Manfred Woerner Seminar. S/he will work Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives department and will be supervised by the Director, Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives in the Washington, DC office.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

As a key member of the Transatlantic Leadership Initiatives team and in cooperation with staff in all of GMF’s offices, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

• General management of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship program, including the hosting and selection of European and American Fellows in cooperation with MMF program selection partners and city coordinators;
• Working with GMF’s Partnerships department to maintain current program funding relationships, to identify potential partners, and to raise additional financial support for the MMF program;
• Working with programs and office directors in the United States and throughout Europe to maximize the impact of the MMF program and network;
• Assisting in designing and implementing events and projects focused on the 30th anniversary of the MMF program;
• Assisting in preparing Marshall Forum events;
• Assisting in the development and implementation of a transatlantic alumni strategy, including alumni events/conferences and cultivating alumni for fundraising, political, and media purposes;
• Developing new opportunities for alumni to engage with each other and GMF on transatlantic issues;
• Administering the Manfred Woerner Seminar, including selection of candidates in coordination with program partners; and
• Assisting with other leadership development programs and other GMF projects as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Three to five years of program management experience.
• Bachelor degree in International Relations, Communication or another related field. Master degree preferred.
• Fluency in English required; fluency in one or more other European languages, particularly German, is desired.
• Knowledge of European and American cultures and customs as well as an ability to work in an intercultural team environment.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to appropriately represent GMF externally.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and deadlines.
• Keen attention to detail.
• Ability to travel occasionally and to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Application Process:
To be considered for this position, please forward cover letter and current resume, along with salary requirement, to . Please reference job title in the subject line. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only contact candidates of interest.

GMF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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