The Assistant to the Vice President and Director* for the Global Economy and Development program (Global) provides administrative support for the Interim Vice President and Director, including all internal and external scheduling, executing day-to-day functions, and managing the Interim Vice President and Director’s activities and commitments. The Assistant to the Vice President and Director coordinates the annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty (BBR), and provides assistance for other special projects and to Global’s Development Assistance and Governance Initiative (DAGI) team.
*This position currently reports to the Interim Vice President and Director and will transition to supporting the Vice President and Director, once hired.
More information about the Brookings Global Economy and Development program can be found here: https://www.brookings.edu/program/global-economy-and-development/
Daily Scheduling Management and Organizational Prioritization for Office of the Vice President (40%)
Special Projects (40%)
Coordinates with DAGI scholars in collaboration with the Global Communications team and other Global Economy and Development program staff to manage the planning, organization, and logistics of the annual Brookings Blum Roundtable on Global Poverty, which takes place in Aspen, Colorado. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Executing post-event responsibilities (thank you notes for speakers, publication of event transcript, event summaries for post-event webpages).
Other Administrative Support (20%)
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred. Minimum of three years of relevant work experience including providing administrative assistance to a C-level or other high-levl executive, and large event coordination required. Work experience in public sector office (e.g., university, government, non-profit, or policy organizations) and a second language preferred. Interest in international development or economic policy desirable.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Office. High-level of comfort and familiarity with scheduling software and with performing administrative/logistical tasks. Ability to pay close attention to detail, with a high degree of accuracy. Well- organized and responsive in timely fashion when executing tasks. Ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Professional demeanor and work ethic. Ability to work well under pressure, with discretion and mature judgment, while managing confidential/sensitive information and liaising with high-level contacts. Cooperative attitude and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team.
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