• Senior Manager, Regional Engagements (Job ID: 2019-2076)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/13/2019 9:27 AM)
    Metropolitan Policy Program
    Job Function
    Job ID
    Commensurate with experience
  • Overview

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    The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


    We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis.

    Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


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    The Senior Manager, Regional Engagements, develops and helps manage strategic, place-based engagements for the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Metro). Primary responsibilities include: (1) proactively seeking out and identifying new opportunities for regional engagement; (2) developing project work plans and facilitating task delivery by Metro’s practitioner fellows and scholars; (3) serving as a primary point of contact for local partners to maintain engagement through proactive outreach and responses to inquiries; (4) generally advancing Metro’s ideas with regional stakeholders; and (5) assisting with other projects and duties as assigned. 


    Project Leadership  (70%)

    • Proactively identify regional engagement opportunities and develop them up to creation of a rough scope, engaging Metro’s VP, Deputy Director, Senior Director of External Relations, scholars, and Development team, as needed.
    • Work with Metro scholars and their teams across 6-8 regional engagements to develop and execute work plans, organize trips and working sessions, facilitate task delivery, and produce key outcomes; coordinate across teams internally to maximize our visibility and value without duplicating efforts.
    • Serve as day-to-day project lead on regional engagements arising from MPP’s involvement in the Shared Prosperity Partnership (SP2), a joint initiative with The Kresge Foundation, Urban Institute, and Living Cities.
    • Manage the contributions of other scholar(s) and/or project team members on research, civic engagement, storytelling, and impact monitoring; create processes for communicating within and between project team(s).
    • Create scopes of work and monitor contracted deliverables for consultants and Metro’s non-resident practitioner fellows.
    • Regularly communicate with local partners, ensuring projects are achieving desired outcomes and maximizing their potential for local impact.
    • Develop new operational practices to inform and professionalize Metro’s engagement methods.
    • Coordinate with the development team on progress updates and reporting to key funders of regional engagements and assist in proposal development as needed.
    • Promote the use of SalesForce in all project teams, to ensure project-related milestones and deliverables are reflected on the platform and up to date.
    • Manage and ensure appropriate and timely follow-up on internal and external requests for information or action regarding regional engagements and special initiatives.


    Network Management  (30%)

    • Lead the design and delivery of the final three meetings of Metro’s Practitioners Network for Economic Inclusion, in partnership with the Associate Director of External Relations, and contribute to the future direction and programming of Metro’s peer network offering(s).
    • Facilitate ongoing relationships with regional stakeholders involved in long-term strategic partnership with Metro or participating on the Metropolitan Leadership Council (12-15 metros), ensuring proactive, quality touch points on and between major research releases.
    • Work with scholar team(s) and communications & engagement staff to capture and integrate stories, lessons learned, and impacts from regional engagements, and contribute promotional ideas for social media, newsletters, blogs, podcasts, and videos to Metro’s communications staff.
    • Manage and ensure appropriate and timely follow-up to external requests from Metro’s network, and coordinate with scholars and/or VP on requests for speeches, presentations, and appearances.
    • Manage and maintain key contact lists for external stakeholders in SalesForce, with support from the External Relations Coordinator.
    • Track the achievement of non-media impact goals, such as by identifying and leveraging opportunities for Metro scholars to speak at major conferences and events.
    • Demonstrate awareness and interest in Metro research and activities.


    Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:


    Education/Experience Requirements:


    Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years increasingly responsible administrative or project support experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment; preferably in a non-profit organization. Proven ability to work with senior level executives, both internal and external. 


    Knowledge/Skills Requirements: 


    Microsoft Outlook (to include the calendar feature), Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency required, experience with project management tools and software preferred. Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and follow-up. Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.


    Additional Information:


    What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.


    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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