Program Coordinator

AICGS is seeking a Program Coordinator to manage its seminars, workshops, conferences, and symposia within the Foreign & Security Policy and Society, Culture & Politics Programs that take place in Germany and the U.S.; contribute to AICGS research activities; assist in the coordination of grants in the two programs; manage the AICGS Corporate Membership Program; and support the Institute’s annual fundraising gala dinner.

Position Description

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and management of all Institute events under the FSP and SCP programs, as well as exchange programs, fellowship seminars, and other events as needed. He/she assists with the implementation of AICGS grants and manages the logistical and administrative aspects of the events, including recruitment of participants; preparing and sending invitations; announcing the events on the AICGS website and elsewhere online; arranging venues, catering, site visits, and participants’ travel; and conducting post-event follow-up. He/she conducts research as needed in the two programs. The Program Coordinator works closely with the President and the Program Directors on all events.

The Program Coordinator manages the Institute’s Corporate Membership Program, which includes organizing high-level events, tracking Membership terms and payments, and acting as a liaison between AICGS and the Members’ corporate representatives. He/she also assists in organizing the logistics of the Global Leadership Award Dinner, AICGS’s annual fundraising gala held in New York City.

Qualifications for the Position

The preferred qualifications for the position include a bachelor’s degree in International Relations or a related field with an interest in and knowledge of Germany’s political, cultural, and security affairs. Event management experience is a prerequisite for the position. The candidate must have excellent organizational, communications (written/verbal), management, and computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, competency with digital platforms). Knowledge of the German language is strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, efficient, extremely well-organized, independent, hard-working, and reliable, with an excellent attention to detail. The candidate must be flexible to perform the diverse range of tasks required of a small organization and enjoy working in a small team. He/she must have strong interpersonal skills, take initiative, demonstrate innovative thinking, and be able to establish and maintain professional relationships with colleagues and constituents.

AICGS offers all staff the option of a hybrid work schedule. The position offers a competitive salary/benefits package within the Johns Hopkins University system.

Application Process

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The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) is a center for policy research and scholarship dedicated to the most important political, economic, and security issues confronting Germany and the United States in the global arena. AICGS anticipates challenges, proposes solutions, and bolsters the German-American partnership. Affiliated with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the Institute possesses in-depth policy and academic expertise and an extensive network on both sides of the Atlantic.