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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization based in Washington, DC. The Institution traces its beginnings to 1916, when a group of leading reformers founded the Institution for Government Research (IGR), the first private organization devoted to analyzing public policy issues at the national level. The Institution’s mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level.
The Institution upholds its core values – Quality, Independence, Impact – while conducting in-depth research and analysis that produce bold solutions and new ideas well into our next century. Brookings commemorated its centenary year in 2016 and launched the "Brookings 2.0" strategic plan, which outlines the organization’s commitment to improving governance and public policy. Recognizing new challenges and opportunities ahead, Brookings has designed a set of goals – and steps to realize them – to ensure the Institution has the resources and structures in place to advance its mission.
The President is the intellectual and executive leader of the Institution, responsible for ensuring it has the vision, aspiration, culture, human and financial resources, and systems required to deliver on its mission in a rapidly changing world.
Specifically, the President will be responsible for ensuring that Brookings is:
Ideal Experience/Critical Leadership Capabilities
Track record of intellectual leadership in areas relevant to Brookings’ portfolio.
Serving as the public face of an organization
Organizational leadership and impact
High level policy experience
Collaborating and Influencing
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.
For additional information about this opportunity and to apply, contact: BrookingsPresident@SpencerStuart.com