Job Announcement: Senior Program Coordinator



Position Title:  Senior Program Coordinator, Indo-Pacific Energy Market Investment and Mobilization

Location: Washington, DC

Category: International Development

Term: Full-Time Position

# of Positions: One

Starting Salary Range (Commensurate with Qualifications):

3 – 5 years of experience: $50,000 - $60,000

5+ years of experience: $60,000 - $73,500




The United States Energy Association (USEA) seeks an experienced Senior Program Coordinator with experience in the Indo-Pacific region, knowledge of the global energy sector, and an understanding of government contracting to assist with the execution of a U.S. Government-funded project to advance energy development in the Indo-Pacific region.  USEA offers a competitive benefit package.


Project Description


The Indo-Pacific Energy Market Investment and Mobilization (EMIM) program is a new Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between the U.S. Department of State and implementing partner USEA and part of the Asia Economic Development and Growth Initiative (Asia EDGE).  EMIM seeks to promote cross-border trade, transfer best practices in energy sector management, and support an enabling environment for energy growth in the Indo-Pacific.


Position Description


The Senior Program Coordinator coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of various meetings, seminars, conferences, and overseas and U.S. exchange visits, as assigned by the Program Director.  This includes budgeting, arranging logistical requirements for workshops and conferences, and escorting foreign delegations within the United States and U.S. delegations abroad.  The Senior Program Coordinator also assists the Program Director in developing technical programming for activities.  The Senior Program Coordinator is responsible for representing USEA in a professional manner, conducting activities efficiently and effectively, and for evaluating and reporting the results of each activity.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Responsible for logistical activities required to implement the numerous activities for the programs between the U.S. and foreign energy entities.  Coordinates and assists in organizing and conducting information exchange visits, private sector forums and workshops, and private sector policy/technology cooperation exchanges.
  • Communicates with USG project officers, overseas missions, and representatives of other U.S. agencies, U.S. energy companies, overseas energy officials and companies about specific program activities and plans.
  • Assists in determining program information needs, preparing agendas, work plans, budgets, schedules, reports and other documents.
  • Plans and arranges required airline travel, lodging, ground transportation, interpreting and translation services, meeting logistics, travel advances, and travel reimbursements for the implementation of program activities.
  • Travels with delegations in the U.S. and overseas as directed and approved.
  • Handles all necessary protocol arrangements for program activities.
  • Prepares letters, invitations, agendas, reports, presentations and other documents as necessary.


Other Responsibilities


  • Recommends strategies to be used and reports progress to the Program Director.
  • Uses the internet and industry publications to collect information on the energy sector and programming and strategies for the region.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports and periodic success stories in addition to other articles for USEA and program-specific publications.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree in International Studies, Political Science, Energy and Environment, Economics, or another relevant field.  Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the international development, energy, environment, contract management, or related fields
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written, verbal, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work closely in a small team
  • Ability to travel within U.S. and overseas (up to 50%)
  • U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport


The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Knowledge of the global energy sector
  • At least 5 years working experience with organizing workshops, conferences, exchange visits and trade missions for federal agencies
  • Professional experience in the Indo-Pacific region
  • Understanding of U.S. Government funding policies and procedures
  • Advanced degree in International Studies, Political Science, Energy and Environment, Economics, or another relevant field


How to Apply


Candidates who meet the position requirements should email:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume, and
  3. Three professional references

In a single PDF file to “Hiring Manager” at [email protected]

NOTE: USEA will conduct interviews on a rolling basis and will stop accepting applications once the position is filled.  USEA is an equal opportunity employer.

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