Program Coordinator, Cutler Center for the Rule of Law at Salzburg Global Seminar

Location: Washington, DC

About Salzburg Global Seminar:
Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1947 to challenge current and future leaders to shape a better world.  Our multi-year program series aim to bridge divides, expand collaboration and transform systems.

Salzburg Global convenes outstanding talent across generations, cultures and sectors to inspire new thinking and action, and to connect local innovators with global resources.  We foster lasting networks and partnerships for creative, just and sustainable change.

Over 36,000 Fellows from more than 170 countries have come together through our work, with many rising to senior leadership positions.  Our historic home at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria – now also an award-winning hotel – allows us to welcome all participants in a setting of trust and openness.

About the Lloyd N. Cutler Center for the Rule of Law:

Salzburg Global Seminar established the Lloyd N. Cutler Center for the Rule of Law to continue the work and honor the legacy of Lloyd N. Cutler, a Washington “superlawyer” who was White House Counsel to two US presidents, served in both Democratic and Republican administrations and supported a vast array of charitable, educational and legal organizations.  Cutler also served Salzburg Global Seminar for two decades as a director and as Board Chairman.

The Cutler Center concentrates on two primary projects: the Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture and the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program. The Cutler Lecture is presented annually in Washington, DC and features a distinguished speaker on a vital legal issue of international interest.

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows program convenes outstanding law students who will shape the future of public and private international law.  Since 2012, the three-day program has partnered with 11 of the top US law schools to build leadership skills and networks across law and public service.  Guided by a prestigious Advisory Board, Salzburg Cutler Fellows receive advice on shaping a research article for publication, pursuing career choices that support public service and utilizing interdisciplinary networks for global problem-solving.  

Contract description: 

The Cutler Center Program Coordinator is a paid contract role and is responsible for assisting the planning and execution of the fall lecture series and the winter Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program.  This is a fixed-term contract for September 2018-April 2019 and is potentially renewable for the 2019-2020 program calendar. 

Working closely with Salzburg Global’s Washington-based staff, the Program Coordinator performs a range of activities essential to the success of Cutler Center programming.  The Program Coordinator will provide logistical support leading up to, during, and after the fall Cutler Lecture and the winter Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program.  

The contract is designed to complement concurrent graduate study in history, international affairs, journalism, or a related field.  Ideal candidates will have a particular interest in issues regarding the international rule of law and will have demonstrated skills in organizing substantial events.  Some work in the evenings and weekends will be necessary on and around the event dates.  The contract will begin in September 2018 and runs through April 2019, with the option to extend.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead logistical preparations.
  • Assist with event execution.
  • Manage preparation of program materials.
  • Assist with preparation of post-program recognition and hand-off.
  • Remote and on-site work as well as event staffing.
  • Other duties as required.

Desired skills and experience: 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly organized, reliable and detail-oriented.
  • Flexible availability, including the ability to work weekend and evening events in November and February. 
  • Comfortable working with people in different time zones, from diverse cultural backgrounds and at all levels, including senior executives and board members.
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Takes initiative and exhibits resourcefulness.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 


The Program Coordinator will work with Washington staff overseeing the planning and execution of Cutler Center events, and as needed with members of the Cutler Center Advisory Board. Work location is flexible in terms of working in the DC office or remotely.


The Program Coordinator will be compensated at $500/month for the eight month contract from September 2018 through April 2019.  

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter and a resume to Human Resources with the subject line “Program Coordinator, Cutler Center.”  Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls please.