The Finance and Administration Assistant provides finance, administrative, operational and staffing support to the management team of the Foreign Policy program (FP), a research program with over 150 employees and affiliates.
Administrative and Operational Support (50%)
Participates in regular administrative and broader FP team meetings to discuss work status and to stay informed about upcoming administrative support needs; contributes to culture of open communication and free flow of information.
Accounting and Finance Support (50%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum one year of professional experience in any combination of administrative support, finance and accounting support, and program management. Prior work experience in a non-profit and/or academic environment is preferred. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written) are required, including complete fluency in written and spoken English. A high level of attention to detail; superb organizational and interpersonal skills; poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in high-pressure atmosphere; ability to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner whether working independently or as part of a team are all required. Ability to deal with various personality types is required. Knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (including strong MS Word and Excel skills) is required; experience with PeopleSoft, Sharepoint, and other software programs is preferred. Interest in international and foreign policy issues is preferred.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
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.