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Program Manager, Institute on Business & Government Affairs (IBGA)


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The U.S. Programs department of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is seeking a full-time Program Manager to oversee our Institute on Business & Government Affairs (IBGA) program held each summer. This program combines academic courses for credit, internship placements, guest lectures and opportunities for participants to network with Washington, D.C. professionals. Responsibilities include handling all aspects of planning and implementing the institute, as well as outreach to potential internship sites, applicants and recruitment partner organizations.

Job Objectives

  • Manage a high-quality academic internship program that meets class-size, budget and education goals
  • Ensure a high level of student satisfaction

Responsibilities of the Program Manager include, but are not limited to:

Program Management
  • Maintaining communication with students throughout enrollment and internship placement process, as well as during the IBGA summer program
  • Working with program faculty on schedule and curriculum, to ensure a high-quality academic experience for students
  • Implementing outreach efforts to potential partners, including internship sites, speakers and volunteers
  • Matching and placing students with internships at business and government affairs sites
  • Organizing briefings, guest lectures and speaker panels on policy and economic topics
  • Planning professional development and networking events, including small group discussions and career development seminars
Recruitment & Admissions
  • Assisting U.S. Programs team with student recruitment outreach, including mailing and email campaigns
  • Helping in researching and contacting potential recruitment partner organizations
  • Attending staff recruitment events and conferences as needed

Skills and Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree and two to three years of relevant experience are preferred. The ideal candidate will have professional experience in Washington, D.C., project management experience and strong communication and organizational skills. Additionally, candidates should have a strong interest in working with college students and an interest in educational programming. Candidates must have a commitment to ideas of limited government and a free-market economy. Knowledge of business and government affairs is desirable. Salary based on qualifications.

About TFAS
The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit organization that sponsors educational programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad for undergraduate students and young professionals with outstanding leadership potential. For more information, please visit our websites: www.TFAS.org; www.TFASinternational.org; www.DCinternships.org.

Our Mission
The Fund for American Studies offers transformational programs that teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals. TFAS programs inspire these future leaders to make a difference in their communities and throughout the world by upholding the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

Our Vision
To win over each new generation to the ideas of liberty, limited government and free markets.

How to Apply 
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to Joe Starrs, U.S. Summer Programs Director at dcprograms@TFAS.org. Please include RESUME-TFAS in the subject line.