Program Associate (Latin American Program)

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Other Agencies and Independent Organizations

In order to qualify, you must meet the the Basic and Minimum Requirements and experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience. Basic Requirement:
Degree: behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position
Combination of education and experience that provided the applicant with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field
Four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that the applicant has acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
Fluent Spanish language skills (Verbal, Reading, and Writing). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Specialized Experience:
You must possess at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service, (obtained in either the public or private sectors). For this position, examples of specialized experience must include activities such: Organizing events, such as conferences and seminars—to include designing the agenda, recruiting speakers, and working with staff and partner organizations;
Assisting in managing fellowships by conducting outreach and engagement within known networks;
Conducting research related to Latin America on democratic governance and rule of law, digital transformation, and energy transition;
Presenting research to leadership in order to resolve problems or improve effectiveness and efficiency of a program; and
Providing written reports on findings to support programs mission and objectives using word processing, other software programs, and electronic research. (NOTE: Your resume must explicitly indicate how you meet this requirement, otherwise you will be found ineligible).
Possess a Master’s degree or equivalentin Latin American Studies, Political Science, or International Affairs or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
Possess a combination of experience and education. (Note: that only graduate education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level can be combined with the appropriate level of experience to qualify applicants for positions at the GS-09 level.) TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS:Merit promotion applicants must meet applicable time-in-grade requirements to be considered eligible. One year at the GS-7is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-9level.
(Must submit your SF-50 that shows Time-in-Grade eligibility and reflects your title, series, and grade if you are a current permanent Federal employee. No award SF-50 will be accepted).
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUREXPERIENCE.If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Volunteer Experience: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work and/or volunteer experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.
The Latin America Program bridges the gap between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs by encouraging policy-relevant scholarship and bringing together key stakeholders from policy, academia, the media, business, and civil society together in a non-partisan setting to address the political, social, and economic issues affecting Latin America and U.S. relations with the region.