Program Associate

Website Halifax International Security Forum

About HFX

Join HFX in Shaping a Safer Democratic World!

HFX is dedicated to strengthening strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies. Since 2009, we have spearheaded international initiatives promoting collaboration and understanding. Through our unique and diverse programming that includes the annual Halifax International Security Forum, Peace With Women Fellowship, 15@15: Youth Building Democracy, John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service, #StandTogetherOnChina, and HFX Conversations, we embrace a wide vision of security, exploring food, climate change, human rights, and technology. Based in Washington, DC, we operate as a non-profit, non-partisan entity.

Job Description

Are you a recent graduate passionate about international affairs, with exceptional writing skills and a flair for design? HFX seeks Program Associates to play integral roles in our global initiatives. These positions offer the chance to make connections and develop skills for a successful career in international affairs. Program Associates will enjoy a flexible four-day workweek and a nurturing growth environment.


  • Liaise with political decision-makers, military officers, and industry leaders;
  • Manage event invitations, registrations, and travel logistics;
  • Conduct research on potential speakers and participants;
  • Draft impactful language for communications;
  • Maintain database integrity and stay updated on global events;
  • Embrace opportunities to learn about global security issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in language, literature, philosophy, art, history, or equivalent;
  • Passion for promoting democracy, opportunity, and peace;
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills;
  • Strong organizational abilities with attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to multitask, problem-solve, and prioritize with minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Previous event management, web design, and social media experience a plus.

Work Environment

At HFX, we foster an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where collaboration is celebrated. Your contributions as a Program Associate can make a real difference to our mission of promoting strategic cooperation among the world’s democracies.

Compensation and Benefits

HFX offers an industry-leading compensation and benefits package within a four-day workweek to maintain work-life balance.

How to Apply

Excited to shape a safer, more democratic world? Please submit one PDF including your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two references (name, title, organization, phone number and email address) to [email protected] with “Program Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. HFX is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Join us at HFX and make a meaningful global impact. Apply now!

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