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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI) is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with continuing his legacy and sharing his principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Discovery Center and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C.  The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and his First Lady.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Foundation seeks a full-time Program Assistant to support the Washington, DC-based initiatives under its Center for Peace Through Strength and Center for Freedom and Democracy.  The Program Assistant supporting these initiatives will perform a variety of functions including program and event planning and oversight, general administrative support, and any additional duties hereafter assigned:

  • Provide logistical support for Center programs and event planning under the guidance and instruction of the Policy Director and Chief of Staff, including executing program timelines, drafting correspondence, creating invitations and tracking RSVPs, coordinating with vendors, facilitating speaker participation and travel, creating and printing materials, etc.
  • Assist the Policy Director and programs team in the logistical planning and staffing of major policy conferences, such as the Reagan National Defense Forum, National Security Innovation Base Summit, the Reagan Institute Strategy Group, and the Peace Through Strength Boot Camp, as well as regular policy events and private roundtables.
  • Work alongside programs team in event execution including day-of logistics, vendor management, and production.
  • Assist in key administrative office functions including expense tracking and coding, invoice processing, office supply ordering, office organization, meeting scheduling and calendar management, amongst other functions.
  • Assist with special projects as directed within the auspices of the work of the Foundation & Institute.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum one-year successful experience working in an office environment preferred.
  • Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all staff.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word, Airtables, Canva, registration platforms, and Google suite or similar programs. 
  • Detail oriented, good problem-solving skills, with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Experience and ability to work independently and collegially in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates a team mentality and prioritizes collegiality.
  • Uncompromising personal integrity.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Policy Director, who leads the Center for Peace Through Strength and Center for Freedom and Democracy, and work closely with the Institute’s Chief of Staff and programs team.

Salary/Benefits/Job Location

  • This is an exempt full-time position, located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute in Washington, DC
  • Though remote candidates will not be considered, limited telework options are available to employees in accordance with Institute policies and approval of direct supervisor.
  • This position offers a competitive salary in the range of $40,000-$45,000, plus excellent benefits, including paid vacation, a health/dental plan, and an opportunity to participate in a retirement fund.

Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

To respond to this opportunity, please send resume and cover letter to with subject noted as “Program Assistant Washington, DC.”



The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer




The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer