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Position Description – Program Assistant/Associate

Position Description – Program Assistant/Associate


Multi-faceted position providing on-going administrative, logistical and programmatic support to IEL Director of Leadership Programs and Project/Program staff. Looking for a motivated teammate who wants to grow within the organization, bringing event-planning experience and an interest in education.

Application Deadline

Interviews week of August 22


$45,000-55,000 based on experience

Core Responsibilities

National Family and Community Engagement (FCE) Conference Support (75%)

• Lead the logistical planning and assist with programmatic elements of the National Family and Community Engagement Conference
• Ensure the accuracy and functionality of the CVENT registration system and event website
• Coordinate Request for Proposal (RFP) process for FCE workshop presentations
• Communicate in timely fashion with conference attendees via email and phone
• Recruit new conference attendees via research and event attendance
• Assist in the preparation of all pre- and post-event materials such as surveys, budgets, fundraising letters, and event reports
• Perform other duties as assigned

Administrative Support (25%)

• Work closely with Director of Leadership Programs on all aspects of office systems and management
• Maintain routine communications with networks, manage the website(s) and online community
• Maintain databases and other contact information for various networks including District Leadership Network on Family and Community Engagement, the FCE Network      and the Leaders for Today and Tomorrow network
• Coordinates the dissemination of project/program publications and newsletters, produce a variety of program materials (i.e., conference program book, marketing            materials, infographics)
• Provides logistical and administrative support in planning, organizing and implementing conferences, retreats, and other types of IEL meetings.
• Conducts research upon request
• Assist with financial management
• Recruit and directly supervise intern(s)


• Bachelor’s degree
• Large event and meeting planning experience (familiarity with CVENT is a plus)
• Excellent time-management and strong organizational skills
• Detail oriented and efficient
• Documented capacity to work effectively independently and as a team member and with colleagues of all levels, as well as on independent projects with minimal                supervision
• Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and take instructions from multiple people 
• Experience with various software packages: Microsoft Word, Access, EXCEL, PowerPoint applications; some experience with web-related software preferred
• Capacity to learn quickly and problem solve in a fast-paced environment

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume with Program Assistant/Associate in the subject line to

Sarah McCann
The Institute for Educational Leadership
4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 100
Washington, D.C. 20008

The Institute for Educational Leadership is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability