About the Wilson Center


The Center consists of two separate, but parallel, pay systems (federal and trust). U.S. Civil Service positions are funded by our annual appropriation from the Congress. Trust positions are funded by private donations, grants and gifts to the Center.

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Unless otherwise noted, application materials can be submitted via email to jobs@wilsoncenter.org or can be mailed or hand delivered to:

Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW 3rd Floor
Washington DC 20004-3027

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The Woodrow Wilson Center is committed to attracting and maintaining a high quality, dedicated, and diverse work force.

Director - Canada Institute

CLOSES September 19, 2014 - The Wilson Center is searching for a Canada Institute Director that will be responsible for the operations of the Canada Institute. Some of the tasks include; providing strategic oversight; fundraising; supervising CI staff; and providing recommendations for Canada related scholar appointments. You must apply for this position through the USAJobs website. Please see the vacancy announcement for more information.

Director, Kyiv Office, Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is dedicated to developing U.S. and Ukrainian expertise on the post-Soviet space and strengthening international cooperation. Its Kyiv office is a vital hub for coordinating Ukrainian programming and alumni of the Kennan Institute’s fellowships. The Kennan Institute is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Director. Ideal candidates will be self-starters who are capable of working with a high degree of independence while coordinating closely with the Washington headquarters to develop and implement a new strategic vision for the Kyiv office. He or she will be able to identify and pursue new opportunities to support and advance the work of the Kennan Institute and its alumni in the region.

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Human Resources Office
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027