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Program Associate, Global Innovators Group

Location: Washington, DC

The Aspen Institute, founded in 1950, is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering enlightened leadership and open-minded dialogue. Through seminars, policy programs, conferences and leadership development initiatives, the Institute and its international partners seek to promote nonpartisan inquiry and an appreciation for timeless values. The Institute is headquartered in Washington, DC, and has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Its international network includes partner Aspen Institutes in Berlin, Rome, Lyon, Tokyo, New Delhi, and Bucharest, and leadership programs in Africa, Central America and India.

Aspen Global Innovators Group

The Aspen Global Innovators Group widens access to health and prosperity for people living at the world’s margins. Our network of innovators pioneer breakthrough strategies, grounded in lived experience, to address global health and development challenges in new ways.  Our portfolio of  programs include: New Voices Fellowship, which brings expert voices from emerging countries into the global development debate; AMP Health, which builds the leadership and capacity of public sector health leaders in under-resourced countries; Aspen Institute Forum on Women and Girls and its SOAR fellowship lifting up emerging women leaders and critical policy issues; The Global Collaborative for Community Based Pandemic Preparedness spotlighting the essential role of community based organizations in addressing COVID; the Artisan Alliance, supporting women entrepreneurs; and Aspen Ideas Health, the leading creative forum on health.

Position Description:

The Aspen Global Innovators Group is seeking a Program Associate to join our growing team. The Program Associate will play a primary role in supporting administration, communications, research, and program development across the Aspen Global Innovators Group’s portfolio of programs, particularly the Global Collaborative for Community Based Pandemic Preparedness, the Artisan Alliance, the Aspen Forum on Women & Girls and other core projects. This position will directly support the Executive Director in scheduling, administrative support and will also support research, writing, fundraising, and communications across our programs. 

Executive Support to ED of Aspen Global Innovators Group (40%)

  • Manage the calendar and schedule for the ED
  • Prepare meeting materials including memos and research for the ED
  • Conduct research and program support for the ED on new and existing programs

Business development and fundraising (20%)

  • Provide proposal development support including research, gathering proposal materials and helping to draft proposals across all existing AGI initiatives and emerging projects
  • Support management of relationships with key partners and collaborators of AGI
  • Support strategic efforts and future direction of AGI

Communications (20%)

  • Support communications across AGI including social media, power point decks newsletters, website updates, director letters and blog posts
  • Support on key AGI projects (10%)
  • Event support to core projects
  • Draft quarterly AGI reports
  • Coordinate team meetings


  • Bachelor's Degree required, Masters a plus
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communications experience and loves working with people and teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interface both with junior staff along with high level constituents
  • Independent and self- reliant worker
  • Experience and strong interest in global development and women’s issues
  • Strong research and program development skills
  • Experience in power point, social media, document formatting and presentations
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and switch gears quickly
  • Experience in Salesforce, Mailchimp, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign, preferred
  • Commitment to driving breakthrough solutions in global health and development

Level of Authority:

  • Non-supervisory position
  • No budget authority


Aspen Global Innovators mission is to widen access to a more equitable world, in part by better reflecting the people and communities we support. We’re committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.





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