Join the team at the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program (ES), and work with experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity.
The Program Coordinator provides administrative, project, and communications support to two offices within ES. In the Vice President and Director’s (VP) office, the Program Coordinator will provide direct administrative assistance to the VP, assist other senior staff as needed, and coordinate special projects such as the Kiessling Seminar Series. For the Future of the Middle Class initiative, the Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director and senior staff to coordinate project activities, deadlines, and deliverables, and provide some direct administrative assistance.
About Economic Studies: The Economic Studies program (ES) analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.
About the Future of the Middle Class Initiative: The goal of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative is to improve the quality of life of America’s middle class and to increase the number of people rising to join its ranks. Through independent, non-partisan analysis and policy development, they seek to advance public understanding of challenges facing the middle class and barriers to upward mobility. The initiative includes both resident and non-resident scholars from across the Brookings programs, as well as affiliated scholars from outside the institution.
About the Kiessling Seminar Series: The Oscar E. Kiessling Seminar Series feature public policy research on a range of economics issues. Most speakers are early-career economists, including post-docs, assistant professors, and government and think tank staff. They are named for Oscar E. Kiessling, who earned his Ph.D. from the Robert Brookings Graduate School of Politics and Economics in 1927.
Administrative Support (50%)
Project Coordination (35%)
Communications Support (15%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years of relevant work experience required. Experience providing scheduling and special assistance to executive level staff of an organization/office preferred. Conference planning experience a plus. Orientation to administration as a professional field preferred. Work experience in a fast-paced work environment and a background in a research or academic setting are strongly preferred.
Uses judgment to identify opportunities and anticipate problems, suggest solutions; excellent organizational, communication and people skills; ability to work independently and with a team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; initiative, poise, mature judgment and attention to detail; Basic HTML/web publishing experience; interest in economics, public policy, and social science preferred. Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and adjust to shifting priorities is needed; ability to meet deadlines and manage competing demands under minimal supervision. Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion; ability to. Ability to take initiative and work independently as a reliable team player. Discretion and demonstrated ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with high-level officialsFamiliarity with WordPress, InDesign, and other publishing tools preferred. Microsoft Office experience required (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel).
Microsoft Office experience required, comfort with learning new software/tools preferred. Excellent organizational, communication and people skills; ability to work independently and with a team; ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision; initiative, poise, mature judgment and attention to detail; ability to interact with high profile individuals and their designees with confidence; ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion; ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and adjust to shifting priorities is preferred.
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