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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 Assistant to the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Vice President and Chief of Staff provides executive, committee, and development support. The executive support entails scheduling and coordinating the EVP’s meetings, including collecting relevant information in advance of the meetings and carefully managing the EVP’s time and activities. The Assistant manages standing committees organized by the EVP by collecting relevant background materials, crafting agendas, taking careful notes at the committee meetings, drafting action items on short notice after each committee meeting, and tracking and ensuring that committee members follow through on their action items. The Assistant also coordinates the EVP’s travel, in particular for development-related travel and assist with fundraising activities. The Assistant to the EVP also provides scheduling support to the Vice President and Chief of Staff.
Executive Vice President Support (60%):
Administrative Support to the Vice President, Chief of Staff (30%):
Committee and Development Support (10%)
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:
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Minimum three years of professional administrative work experience providing scheduling and special assistance to executive level staff of an organization/ office. Demonstrated ability to work with senior level executives, both internal and external. Understanding of business management preferred. Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, with complete fluency in written and spoken English. Experience using Microsoft Office Suite required. Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent written and oral communication skills; Highly organized individual with particular attention to detail. Ability to set priorities, exercise judgment, manage important relationships, provide timely and concise information, and ensure that the EVP is well-prepared for speeches, events, and meetings. Must be able to simultaneously juggle multiple projects with competing priorities, and work under short deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle privileged information in a discreet and confidential manner.
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.