Project Associate, Development and Exchanges

Job Title

Project Associate, Development and Exchanges


Arlington – Arlington, VA 22209 US (Primary)

Job Type



Program/Project Management

Career Level

Entry Level

Travel Required

0 – 25%

# of Hires Needed


Position Contingent on Funding


Level of Clearance Required


Job Description

The Project Associate (PA) for Development & Exchange assists the Development & Exchanges (D&E) Division with administrative and directed project-related tasks. The PA will be primarily responsible for providing support for exchanges, innovation and food security programs. The position will support administrative aspects of projects for funders including the US Department of State (DOS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and potential new donors. The PA will support with administrative and project tasks on other D&E activities. This position is based in CRDF Global’s Arlington, VA office.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supports research, planning and organizational tasks for in-person, hybrid and virtual site visits, conferences, meetings, workshops, exchanges and other events
  • Drafts reports and correspondence for funders, participants and subject matter experts
  • Oversees document and information management to ensure records and databases, including electronic and physical files, are current and complete
  • Contributes to growth and proposal development efforts
  • May travel within the US and internationally
  • Supports D&E initiatives, other programs and other staff, as required
  • Other duties as assigned



  • College degree or relevant experience required
  • 0-2 years of work experience in a related field
  • Exceptional organizational skills/attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to interact with a wide range of individuals from varied backgrounds
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • US work authorization

• Experience working with USG

Salary & Benefits: The base pay range for this position is $42,720 to $53,400.00. The determination of salaries in this job classification depends on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, relevant candidate experience, job-related knowledge, qualifications and skills. In addition, we have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid time off; education reimbursement; student loan paydown and more.

CRDF Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). CRDF Global provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran, or disabled status. All positions require US work authorization and CRDF Global does not provide employment visa sponsorship. Unless otherwise stated, all positions are based in our Arlington, Virginia location. We work in a hybrid environment that provides employees with a weekly mix of in-office and remote work.

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