The Assistant to the Vice President and General Counsel provides executive administrative support to the Vice President and General Counsel (VPGC) and is a contributing member of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The Assistant provides internal and external scheduling support; strategically plans the VPGC’s time and activities; supports projects delegated by the VPGC; and supports the committees that the VPGC is on. The Assistant supports the OGC on compliance, recordkeeping and education initiatives.
Vice President and General Counsel Support and Coordination (50%)
Department Support, Coordination, and Compliance (40%)
Board and Committee Support and Coordination (10%)
Education/Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum one year of administrative work experience in a fast-paced, professional work environment; a demonstrated ability to work with senior-level executives; ability to work on independent projects; superior desktop personal computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook including the calendar feature, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) required. Experience with collaboration and Project Management tools or applications (SharePoint, MS Project, Office 365, etc.) highly preferred. Experience in a legal department/law firm, and/or professional services firm or nonprofit organization preferred. D.C. notary a plus. Willingness to become a notary (if not currently one) required
Knowledge/Skills Requirements: Excellent written and oral communication skills; acute attention to detail; relentless commitment to follow-through; tech savvy with an ability to learn PeopleSoft, TrainCaster, or any other enterprise resource planning system; A tactful and mature demeanor with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders; demonstrate a commitment to Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community; high degree of professionalism with discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information; comfortable performing administrative/logistical coordination tasks; strong project management and delegation skills; ability to think ahead and plan proactively; excellent organization and coordination skills with a high commitment to customer service; ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines and work well under pressure with discretion and mature judgment and ability to prioritize between competing interests; self-starter; cooperative and flexible; a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with a team. Must be eligible to work for any employer in the U.S
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