• Program Coordinator - Brookings Executive Education (Job ID: 2018-1924)

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/13/2018 12:43 PM)
    Executive Education
    Job Function
    Events Management
    Job ID
    Commensurate with experience
  • Overview

    About Brookings Executive Education (BEE)


    Brookings Executive Education (BEE), a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Olin School of Business, brings together two premier institutions to deliver on Robert S. Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government.


    About Washington University in St. Louis


    Washington University in St.Louis (WUSTL) has a long standing reputation for scholarship and innovation. Its faculty members are distinguished in their research and have received numerous awards for research including 22 Nobel laureates. The Olin Business School has been recognized as a world leader in ma nagement education and scholarly research. In addition to Brookings, Olin partners with more than 20 international universities, including Fudan University in Shanghai, China; the Cass Business School in London; Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Brazil; and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.


    Position Overview:


    Work with BEE Program Manager to develop and conduct a wide variety of policy educational programs for business and government executives. Responsibilities include program/session direction and facilitation; program and issue research, agenda preparation, follow up with speakers and participants, initiates pre and post personal communications/interactions with participants and manages program logistics. Manages program costs within budget controls; Engages in tasks to develop revenue and profitability management. 


    Note: This position is an employee of Washington University, who works in the Brookings Executive Education program. This position is in Washington DC.


    Program Development, Coordination and Planning:

    • Engages in relationship management of policy programs for government and business executives.
    • Manages outreach efforts with custom program managers to identify customer needs.
    • Identifies program speakers and research program topics for assigned programs.
    • Facilitates sessions / programs, as determined by Program Manager.
    • Serves as trusted advisor to participants (i.e. interacts with participants to understand their needs, recommend courses, provide information on course content, explain services offered by BEE, resolve issues).
    • Provides input to marketing team on the development of promotional materials.
    • Conducts research on new issue areas, speakers and potential partner organizations.
    • Keeps abreast of issue areas related to program assignments and business development priorities.
    • Serves as liaison with speakers and faculty.
    • Researches and prepares customized program material.
    • Negotiates and Manages program related contracts.
    • Responds to client requests.
    • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


    Program Implementation & Logistics:

    • Is responsible for the effective and efficient coordination of the educational program, working on-site to manage logistics and to help resolve any problems that arise. 
    • With Senior Staff and outside partner organizations, assists in the evaluation of programs and development of recommendations to improve future programs. 
    • As appropriate, provides back-up for Senior Staff Members, accompanying groups to site visits and introduces guest speakers.
    • Actively engages participants and solicits referrals for other BEE programs.
    • Oversees venue selection and reservations, arranges transportation if required, handles meal planning, and ensures proper approval of contracts for external vendors.
    • Directs support staff  in the preparation and distribution of  participant information, including but not limited to pre-agenda, BEE program policies, program books, name tags, tent cards, and certificates.
    • Tracks program expenses against budget and keeps updated information on monies committed by the program.
    • Assures that financial obligations are in compliance with approved program budgets.
    • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

    Team leadership responsibilities:

    • Actively engage in the organizational development of BEE.
    • Provide ideas for management and operational improvement.
    • Serves as a development resource for support staff in program planning, implementation and close out.
    • Helps creates opportunities for BEE growth.
    • Volunteers to serve on problem solving tiger teams.
    • Interacts with Brookings research assistants to stay abreast of new research initiatives.


    Education/Experience Requirements:


    Required: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of 5 years of experience. Knowledge of Federal government and background in political science, government, public administration/ policy or related field

    Preferred: Background in and knowledge of Executive Education. Master's degree very desirable. Service in government or public affairs


    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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