The Congressional Award, America’s highest award for youth, invites applications for the position of Program Manager. The Program Manager will be the Foundation’s liaison with Members of Congress, youth organizations, schools, Congressional Award Advisors, and state and local media. They will coordinate program operations, promote and publicize the program, and oversee award presentations. This team member will also plan and manage national events.
Created by Congress in 1979, The Congressional Award is a public-private partnership that promotes and recognizes achievement, initiative and service in America’s youth. The Congressional Award is congress’s challenge to young people to set ambitious personal challenges and receive the recognition they deserve for their efforts.
The Program Manager will be an innovative thinker and team player, with an interest in youth development. The successful candidate will be a flexible, self-starter with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; have a stable professional background with one to three years’ experience in program management, political science, or communications. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills and event management experience required to function effectively with The Congressional Award Team. Capitol Hill experience is preferred, but not required.
Starting Annual Salary – $30,000 – $35,000
Please submit letters of interest with resumes to:
Erica Wheelan Heyse
The Congressional Award
PO Box 77440
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 226-0131 – Fax