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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 Institute seeks a full-time Program Assistant to support the Washington, DC – based initiatives.  The Program Assistant supporting these initiatives will perform a variety of functions including general administrative support, program and event planning and oversight, support of the Leadership and the American Presidency operations, and any additional duties hereafter assigned:

  • Provide logistical support for all Institute programs and events under the guidance and instruction of the Director of Programs and Operations including drafting correspondence and memos, ensuring timelines are met, materials created and printed, etc.
  • Assist the Program Manager in the logistical planning and staffing of offsite classes and briefings for the LTAP program including experiential learning sessions, briefings at partner organizations, etc.
  • Oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of the LTAP program under the direction of the Program Manager including liaising with professor and TA, AV testing, classroom and offsite briefing setups, preparation of any print materials, videos, etc.
  • Assist the Program Manager in the implementation of the LTAP recruitment strategy including conducting applicant interviews, reviewing applications, and assisting in campus recruitment efforts.
  • Lead communications efforts to LTAP applicants within the application pipeline.
  • Support the logistics and processes of the LTAP Alumni Program.
  • Assist in key administrative office functions including expense tracking and coding, invoice processing, office supply ordering, office organization, correspondence drafting, call answering, 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.
  • Proficiency in donor and prospect database management (Salesforce knowledge preferred).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. 
  • 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.
  • Uncompromising personal integrity.

Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Director of Programs and Operations and work closely alongside the LTAP Program Manager.

Salary/Benefits/Job Location

  • This is an exempt full-time position, located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute in Washington, DC
  • No remote options are available for this position.
  • This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including paid vacation, a health/dental plan, and retirement benefits.


COVID-19 Policy/Environment/Physical Demands

A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place for all staff.  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