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Project Associate, Governance Program

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of expert analysis and informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and advocates who represent multiple perspectives on key policy issues. We are currently focused on energy, health, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

BPC has an immediate opening for a full-time Project Associate in the Governance Program. It is critical to America’s future to understand and bolster the current state of our democracy, strengthen the capacity of its governing institutions, and build a Congress that is responsive to a diverse nation. The Governance Program examines trends and advances ideas for reform in areas from election administration, campaigning, and voting to the inner workings of our government.


  • Provide primary administrative and clerical support to the Elections Project and the Congress Project
  • Responsible for scheduling, managing team calendars, and contact management, including working with BPC’s CRM software
  • Track task progress against grant deliverables and coordinate with Communications, Development, and BPC Action accordingly
  • Stakeholder management: Provide point of contact support for project staff, contractors, and other stakeholders for tasks including processing reimbursement requests, booking travel arrangements, and maintaining relationships
  • Meeting and event planning: Coordinate with BPC’s Events team to plan and execute events both inside and outside of Washington, DC; reserve conference rooms; order catering; prepare materials, etc.
  • Attend project meetings and prepare pre-meeting and post-meeting notes and memoranda
  • As needed, assist policy team with data entry and research, including drafting written materials such as newsletters, blogs, issue briefs, white papers, etc.
  • Assist with the development of podcasts, videos and other project communications activities
  • Track team grant activities and budgets and assist with drafting grant reports and donor communications
  • Collaborate in hiring and lead the teams’ on-boarding process for new employees and interns
  • Maintain website content on WordPress
  • This position may require limited travel outside of Washington, DC.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Computer skills a must. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel and Access; Willingness to learn BPC’s CRM.
  • Previous scheduling experience and the ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Works well independently, and as part of a team

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send a resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected] Please include the title of this job, Project Associate, Governance Program in the subject line of the application email.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.