The Assistant to the Vice President provides administrative support for the vice president & director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro). Primary responsibilities include calendar management, travel arrangements and expense processing. The assistant also collaborates with research, development, and communications teams to ensure the VP has the information needed when meeting with stakeholders and staff.
Scheduling and Travel (60%)
General Program and Events Support (20%)
Administrative Support (20%)
Bachelor’s degree preferred; associate’s degree required. Minimum three years’ experience providing scheduling and special assistance. A successful candidate will have professional experience that demonstrates strong organizational skills and an ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly and with exceptional attention to detail. Work experience in a fast-paced public or nonprofit sector office (e.g., government, non-profit, or policy/political organizations) strongly preferred.
Knowledge of Outlook; working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and OneNote required; capacity to learn other types of software programs. Familiarity with internet research; strong organization and sophisticated interpersonal skills. Excellent professional writing skills are required. Professional demeanor and work ethic, and ability to maintain a positive attitude and work well under pressure. Mature judgment, discretion, and poise are required. Ability to function both autonomously and in close collaboration with others, organize work, determine priorities, and take initiative are also required.
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.