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.

When applying for a position, please review the PDF version of the job announcement and follow the application instructions there.

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

Application materials are always acknowledged. If you do not receive confirmation of receipt within 3 business days, please inquire.

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


OPEN UNTIL FILLED: The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) serves as the financial advisor to top management and the Board of Trustees. Provides advice in managing and making decisions regarding the Center’s financial management program. The CFO is responsible for examining and reporting on financial work progress and program accomplishments, while leading the Center’s customer service-oriented finance department. Working with the Executive Vice President and other members of the Center’s leadership team and Board of Trustees, the CFO will focus on the following priorities: develop and lead advancements in finance reporting and projections to align with the institution’s growth; advance refinements to finance systems, policies, and procedures that strengthen relevancy, efficiency, accuracy and timeliness; apply a strategic perspective to the Center’s finances, and develop scenario planning and future forecast modeling that informs the Center’s strategic planning process; lead and grow a high performing finance team; cultivate and build effective relationships with the Center’s program offices to support engaged budget development and implementation; and support the Audit, Investment, and Finance Committees on the Board of Trustees. For information on full position profile, qualifications, how and where to apply please see the vacancy announcement. PLEASE NOTE: All candidates must apply for this position through the Raffa website.

WC-15-06T Associate Vice President for Development and Director of Leadership Gifts

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is seeking an experienced, senior-level development professional to be the Associate Vice President (AVP) and Director of Leadership Gifts for the Development Team. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects and current donors to secure leadership-level gifts while working closely with the Vice President for Development, the Center’s executive leadership, Board members, and program directors, in order to develop and implement strategies to increase private support of the Center.

WC‐15‐02T Digital Marketing and Design Specialist

The Wilson Center is seeking a Digital Marketing and Design Specialist to join the External Relations Team, which manages a variety of marketing and outreach services for the Center. This position will be part of a team of online editors and strategists who are leveraging a new e-mail marketing platform and evolving design to create an online forum for leading scholars, policymakers, and world leaders to discuss the most critical challenges facing the nation and our world.

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Contact Information

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