Assistant Director, The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Posted Date 5 days ago(2/12/2018 4:39 PM)
Economic Studies
Job Function
Job ID
Commensurate with experience


Manages operations of Hutchins Center for Fiscal and Monetary Policy, including overall strategy and management of day-to-day operations, staff, budget oversight and outreach to Advisory Council.  Develops and executes outreach, communications, and development strategies for the Hutchins Center in coordination with the Economic Studies program’s Managing Director. Develops and organizes public events, private roundtables, publications, and special projects.  Manages key relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


Project Management & Leadership (40%)

  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Hutchins Center which includes, and may not be limited to, managing efforts for research, policy, events, outreach, staffing, budget, grant management, scheduling, and other activities as assigned.
  • Creates and implements strategic planning initiatives that foster the Center’s growth and impact. Provides vision related to strategic planning, project implementation and operational functioning.
  • Oversees special projects, such as major partnerships with outside organizations and funders, including The Fiscal Ship computer game on the federal budget.
  • Oversees budget and development process for the Hutchins Center (in coordination with the Economic Studies program’s finance and development teams) to ensure funding objectives are met. Monitors appropriate use of funding and spending, including developing contracts.
  • Supervises the implementation of research projects, public events, private roundtables, publications, and additional activities, in collaboration with Hutchins Center leadership, Brookings scholars, and research staff.
  • Works with Center Director and Policy Director to plan and execute agenda.
  • Works with Managing Director for Economic Studies on personnel and administrative issues.
  • Serves as administrative liaison within Brookings for the Hutchins Center.


Communications and Outreach (40%)

  • Develops and implements overall Hutchins Center communications and outreach strategies (in coordination with the Economic Studies program’s Director of Communications).
  • Organizes public and private events to further the Hutchins Center agenda; with support from Events Coordinator, oversees all event logistics
  • Oversees Center publications, from blog posts to commissioned papers, working with authors on contracts, editing, graphics, blog posts, logistics, etc., with support from research assistants
  • Develops and executes communications strategies for individual Center research products, with support from Brookings’ central communications team.


Relationship Management (20%)

  • Manages relations with Brookings scholars, external authors, partner organizations, and other stakeholders, including communicating roles and responsibilities.
  • Keeps stakeholders, supporters, and partners informed about deliverables, events and other efforts.
  • Establishes and maintains outside relationships to further the program objectives.
  • Serves as liaison and primary manager of the Hutchins Center’s Advisory Council.
  • Represents the project at meetings and conferences of advocates, policy makers and staff, and experts; takes active leadership role in collaborative sessions and planning meetings.


Education/Experience Requirements: 


Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree preferred. Strong background in economics/public policy preferred.  Minimum eight years of experience, including work in public policy environment managing multiple, complex projects with event planning and writing/editing experience.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements: 


Strong management, organizational, event planning, writing, and interpersonal skills required; ability to work independently and manage multiple projects.  Background in economic policy, specifically fiscal and monetary policy, a plus.


Additional Information:


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.







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