The Project Coordinator serves as the key staffer for Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families (CCF), providing administrative and research assistance. Duties include extensive calendar and travel management, as well as coordination of all aspects of the scholar’s projects on evidence-based policymaking and foster care reform, from event planning and drafting grant reports to tabulating data and creating bibliographies.
Scholar and Project Support (50%)
Research Assistance (30%)
Event Coordination and Communications Support (20%)
Bachelor’s degree required, with two years of experience. Experience in public policy highly preferred. Experience providing scheduling and special assistance to senior level staff strongly preferred. Experience working with data to create charts and tables strongly preferred. Educational or professional experience in economics, public policy, or social science strongly preferred. Conference planning and/or statistical analysis experience a plus.
Self-starter with demonstrated record of taking initiative and following through; ability to work independently and with a team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; initiative, poise, mature judgment, and excellent attention to detail. Ability to use judgment to identify opportunities and anticipate problems, suggest solutions. Strong ability to multitask, and manage multiple priorities, with excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Punctuality, cooperative attitude, and flexibility essential; must be willing to do both clerical and research-oriented tasks with equal enthusiasm and diligence. Professional demeanor and work ethic. Comfortable working with data with statistical packages or spreadsheets. Discretion and demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with high-level officials.
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