The Alexander Hamilton Society (AHS), an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization located in Washington, D.C., dedicated to renewing American foreign, economic, and national security policy, seeks a full-time Program Manager to carry out a variety of program, communications, and administrative assignments related to our chapters. He or she will report to Gabriel Scheinmann, AHS Executive Director.
Founded in March 2010, AHS (www.hamsoc.org) is a membership-based educational organization—not a think tank or an advocacy group—dedicated to promoting constructive debate on basic principles and contemporary issues in foreign, economic, and national security policy. As we build a national network of outstanding students, faculty, and professionals, we sponsor debates at colleges and universities, as well as in major cities; assist younger people in career development; help those in senior positions to identify promising candidates for hiring and promotion; and provide further opportunities for our members to flourish intellectually, professionally, and personally.
In less than six years, we have established student-run chapters at over 50 top American colleges and universities as well as professional chapters in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Miami. During 2015, we sponsored 217 events nationwide, with an aggregate attendance approaching 9,600.
The Program Manager will have an unusual opportunity, for someone in a junior position, to influence the development of the organization, gain experience across a number of functions, interact with senior academics and practitioners, and work with students and faculty nationwide in a range of disciplines. Those committed to AHS’s mission, genuinely interested in our areas of focus, who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and who approach their work with persistence, cheerfulness, and sincerity will find working at AHS an excellent opportunity.
The Program Manager’s responsibilities will include:
- Managing AHS’s National Network of Chapters: The Program Manager will be the primary point of contact for all our chapters, convene regular phone calls with students and advisers, engage with students seeking to start new chapters, oversee the chapter event planning process, track student participation, and lead the planning for our annual student leadership conference.
- Managing AHS’s Communications: The Program Manager will update and manage AHS’s website, email, and social media platforms daily with our latest events and publications. He or she will also produce newsletters, invitations, and brochures as needed.
- Managing Donor and Professional Events: The Program Manager will assist in organizing small dinners for potential donors as well as manage professional events in as needed, coordinating volunteers, vendors, and speakers, tracking registrations, and preparing materials.
- Performing Administrative Duties: The Program Manager will maintain the AHS database daily, assist in managing the Executive Director’s calendar and correspondence, and assist in managing the programming budget responsibly. He or she will also assist in drafting grant reports and other fundraising activities.
- A strong understanding of and commitment to AHS’s mission and principles and an interest in U.S. foreign policy and national security. Being an AHS alumnus is a plus;
- A bachelor’s degree in a non-professional field;
- Outstanding interpersonal skills;
- Experience using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for organizational communication; experience specifically with graphic design, NationBuilder, HootSuite, and HTML-base websites desirable but not required;
- Phenomenal organizational skills and the ability to manage a substantial number of projects and contacts at once;
- At least one year of regular, full-time employment in a demanding professional environment, such as a Congressional office, think tank, policy institute, consulting firm, or law firm is desirable but not required.
Salary and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that will be commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, please email your resume, names and contact information for three references, two brief writing samples, and a letter of interest to Michael Mazza at [email protected]. The subject line should read “Program Manager.”
We expect a number of qualified applicants. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted further. To familiarize yourself with the Alexander Hamilton Society, please visit our website, Hamsoc.org. No phone calls.