Project Coordinator

British Council
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 22

Position description

The purpose of our next Project Coordinator will be to support specific areas of the Bridging Voices program which will contribute to business development for both the program and the wider Thought Leadership goals in the USA.

You should have:

  • Proven experience managing or supporting small to medium projects.
  • Previous experience leading or supporting events of different complexities and involving internal and external stakeholders.
  • Working with diverse stakeholders, particularly in civil society but also with universities, NGOs, think tanks, research institutions and government entities.
  • Familiarity with US research landscape and an understanding of research methodologies and processes
  • Undergraduate degree.
  • English level C2 (on Common European Framework.


As we all know, performing successfully in a post requires more than a suitable academic and working background; therefore, we are looking for you to demonstrate the behaviours that are key to our organisation, such as: Making it happen, Working together, Being accountable, Shaping the future, Connecting with others, Creating shared purpose.

Because you will be joining an international organisation that works with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

British Council USA, along with Brazil, Mexico and Colombia, is a priority country in terms of the UK-US bilateral relationship. We work closely with a small team in Canada, where a North America program offer is appropriate. The team is located within the British Embassy in Washington, DC and works in Arts, Education and Society. We work closely with Friends of the British Council, a 501c3, which can accept funding for British Council cultural relations activity globally as well as the USA and Americas region.

Bridging Voices is at the mid-point of a three-year program funded by the Henry R. Luce Foundation which provides grants to UK-US higher education consortia whose collaborations seek to address the future of religion, faith and belief in the public square in the US and UK. The program also supports a network of experts, practitioners, policymakers and academics working in the religion and international affairs space more broadly.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? (You can download the documents below)
Project Coordinator Role Profile
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours

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