• Center Coordinator, Center for Universal Education (Job ID: 2018-1912)

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 4:39 PM)
    Global Economy and Development
    Job Function
    Job ID
    Commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The Center for Universal Education (CUE), founded in 2002 as part of the Global Economy and Development program, is one of the leading policy centers focused on universal quality education across the world. We develop and disseminate effective solutions for quality education and skills development. We envision a world where all children and youth have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. The Center plays a critical role in influencing the development of policy related to global education and promotes actionable strategies for governments, civil society and private enterprise.


    The Center Coordinator of CUE is responsible for providing administrative and project support to the Center. Responsibilities will include managing the director's scheduling and travel arrangements, and coordinating logistical arrangements for CUE’s public events such as conferences, seminars, and meetings. 


    Director Support ( 40%)

    • Arranges and manages the CUE Director’s daily calendar; schedules internal and external requests for meetings and phone calls.
    • Working closely with Brookings travel agent and CUE Director, assist in travel logistics including arranging plane or train tickets and accommodations and processing expense reports.

    Events Support (40%) 

    • Working closely with the CUE Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communications Manager, lead the planning and execution of the event logistics for CUE's three flagship public events (e.g. Spring Symposium, UN Week, Girls Education Symposium). When needed, assist research teams in the logistical planning for other public events, including making room reservations and placing catering orders.
    • Assist CUE research teams in planning all types of private/internal events (including seminars, policy roundtables, briefings and workshops).
    • Work with Communications Manager to maintain and update a quarterly event calendar, inform team of updates related to events and team roles related to events.
    • Assist Communications Manager in assembly of special e-newsletters for final sign-off by CUE Senior Fellow and Director.
    • In collaboration with Finance Manager and Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, track event budgets for flagship public events and when needed other public events as assigned.

    Center Administration (20%)

    • Manage and maintain CUE wide email accounts on a daily basis. Ensure appropriate and timely follow up on external requests for information or action.
    • Facilitate and prepare the Week Ahead meeting.
    • Review P-card coding, working closely with the Financial Manager.
    • Organize regular team building meetings (e.g. potluck lunch).
    • Serve as the point of contact for CUE non-resident fellows, as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Education/Experience Requirements:


    Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum of two years of solid work experience including event planning, administrative support, and project coordination. Interest in international development, education, and/or international relations policy preferred


    Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


    Must be able to read, speak, and write English fluently. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and within a team to effectively multi-task, prioritize, and meet multiple deadlines with accuracy and precision in a fast-paced work environment.  Strong organizational skills with professional demeanor and work ethic. Cooperative attitude and flexibility with a willingness to back up others.  Competence to undertake assignments with little supervision. Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office (MS) Suite (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access). Knowledge of constituent relationship management systems such as Salesforce or Raisers Edge is a plus. Spanish language proficiency a plus  Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S


    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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